Good International Citizenship and Military Intervention in Syria
by Professor Gareth Evans
There is, in my judgement, one very good reason for expanding our present military operations into Syria, which is sufficient to justify it, and...Read More
Trade with China and the National InterestTrade policy is usually the eye-glazing preserve of policy wonks and public officials. Suddenly, however, it’s the epicentre of a debate that tells us much about the difficulties facing political parties as they try to reconcile potentially competing domestic and international interests. Neither of the main political parties in Australia is... More >
by Professor Mark Beeson
Once Again, Australians Are Fighting in the Middle East. Why?Over the next few weeks, the Australian Government is expected to announce an expanded air war against Islamic State in Syria, following a US request. Australia’s six strike aircraft and support planes already operate in Iraq, at the Iraqi government’s invitation, but Syria has not issued the same invitation. It’s another complication in an... More >
by Dr Minerva Nasser-Eddine
Can Australia Learn From Canada?A highly developed economy is readying itself for an upcoming tight election, an economic slowdown with talk of a recession growing louder, nervousness over a declining dollar, and concern over the impact of freer global markets on key economic and political constituencies. It is mineral rich, and increasingly focused on developing its... More >
by Innes Willox
It’s the End of the World As We Know It…AgainThis week’s sharemarket Black Monday saw history repeat. It suggests that asset-price bubbles are a feature of the system and demonstrates the difficulty of stable growth. On “Black Monday” October 19, 1987, the US stock market crashed, losing over 500 points and 22% of its value in a single day. At around the same time,... More >
by Wesley Widmaier
I thought the famous incident of HMS Amethyst in the Chinese Civil War had been exhaustively covered but...
Reviewing an edited book is a unique challenge as it involves critiquing the work not of one scholar but...
The author is a former American diplomat who has written a useful technical book on his guild. Written at...