A New ChAFTA in China-Australia Relations
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A New ChAFTA in China-Australia Relations

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement is as much in China’s interests as Australia’s, argues director of the University of...

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  • Region or world? Australia as a ‘top 20’ player
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    Region or world? Australia as a ‘top 20’ player

    Continuing a series sparked by the AIIA’s National Conference “Foreign Policy for a Top 20 Nation”, The Canberra Times‘ Nic Stuart gives his view on why Australia has to be a player in the region and globally. One of the most compelling passages in Thucydides’ detailed narrative of the Peloponnesian War doesn’t involve... More >
  • Conflict in the East China Sea: Would ANZUS Apply?
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    Conflict in the East China Sea: Would ANZUS Apply?

    A new report says that there are questions to be answered about whether Australia would be involved in a conflict in the East China Sea.  As the prime minister, Tony Abbott, concludes a week of summitry involving world leaders – including China’s president Xi Jinping, US president Barack Obama and Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe – a new... More >
  • AIIA National Conference 2014: Contribution to Global Issues
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    AIIA National Conference 2014: Contribution to Global Issues

    A panel of experts offered advice on Australia’s contribution to global issues at the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ National Conference. Hale Yildiz reports. Paul Wilson, Former Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations and to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, opened discussion around the Arms... More >
  • Widodo Government Heralds More Muscular Strategic Posture
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    Widodo Government Heralds More Muscular Strategic Posture

    Indonesia is getting more serious about defending its territorial integrity, writes Greta Nabbs-Keller Prior to President Joko Widodo’s inauguration, one of his principal advisers lamented Indonesia’s weak state mentality. In a critique of Indonesia’s defence posture, which he characterised as ‘too passive’, he quipped to seminar participants... More >
  • Strengthening Australia’s Security: Proposals for Reducing Nuclear Dangers
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    Strengthening Australia’s Security: Proposals for Reducing Nuclear Dangers

    At the 2014 AIIA National Conference, Dr Tanya Ogilvie-White, Research Director at ANU’s Centre for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, stressed that nuclear risks are growing in the Indo-Pacific, and that Australia, with its strong history of pro-active non-proliferation and disarmament diplomacy, could do more to help alleviate those... More >

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Money, Power and Ideology: Political Parties in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

Most days, there’s a story in the Indonesian news on ‘korupsi’ (corruption) involving Indonesian...

W. Macmahon Ball: Politics for the People

This book is a study of the life of Professor William Macmahon Ball (known as ‘Mac’), focusing...

Debating Democratization in Myanmar

Myanmar is one of the most important cases of potential democratisation in the world today. Ruled for...

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