The Rohingya Crisis: A Regional Perspective
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The Rohingya Crisis: A Regional Perspective

The hastily called regional meeting in Bangkok is expected to consider a regional action plan to address the immediate issue of people...

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  • Rethinking Australia’s National Security Policy
    Interviews

    Rethinking Australia’s National Security Policy

    Catherine Gordon from the  AIIA National Office interviews Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of the National Security College, ANU, about the the need to rethink Australia’s national security policy, the gap between Australia’s interests and its capabilities in the region and the importance of public participation in formulating... More >
  • Turkey’s Election: History in the Making?
    Analysis

    Turkey’s Election: History in the Making?

    Turkish voters are going to the polls on 7 June, in arguably the most significant election since the AKP (Justice and Development Party) came to power in 2002. For the ruling AKP and their president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, this is not just about seeking another term. It is the vote to change the way Turkey... More >
  • PM Modi’s Visit to China Develops Economic Bonhomie
    Issues Brief

    PM Modi’s Visit to China Develops Economic Bonhomie

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to normalise relations with China have become more important as the economic interdependence between the two Asian giants continues to grow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently made a three-day visit to China, during a three-nation tour including Mongolia and South Korea, to boost India’s... More >
  • The Rights and Wrongs of US Overflights in the South China Sea
    Analysis

    The Rights and Wrongs of US Overflights in the South China Sea

    Tensions escalate in the South China Sea as China’s “Wall of Sand” continues to grow. Over the past six years, unilateral and escalatory actions by claimants to territories in the South China Sea have exacerbated tensions in the region. China has not been the precipitator of the tensions in these waters — whether it be... More >
  • Conversations on an Indonesian Train – Pt. 2
    Analysis

    Conversations on an Indonesian Train – Pt. 2

    In part two of Conversations on an Indonesian Train, Dr Francis Palmos recounts his travels in East Java and his interactions with local people whilst on assignment for the Foreign Office in 1961. Part one can be found here Yet young Australian travelers have a reputation for being headstrong and daring which strikes fear into parents... More >

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Inside the Hawke Keating Government: A Cabinet Diary

For those of us who laboured in the Canberra Press Gallery during the heady 80’s and attempted interviews...

China’s Naval Power: An Offensive Realist Approach

China’s Naval Power: an offensive realist approach provides a thoughtful analysis of one the most...

Scholars, Policymakers, and International Affairs: Finding Common Cause

Any attempt to bridge the divide between scholars and policy-makers in international affairs is so...

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