Is Freedom Under Pressure Globally?
Analysis

Australian Outlook

Is Freedom Under Pressure Globally?

Despite the efforts of governments, the future belongs to freedom. Behind human rights is the still revolutionary idea that every human being is...

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  • The Murder of Boris Nemtsov – And Three Other Deaths
    Analysis

    The Murder of Boris Nemtsov – And Three Other Deaths

    The shocking murder of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, literally in sight of the Kremlin, clearly marks the beginning of a new era in Russian politics and Russiawatching alike. And it is unlikely to be pretty. Who killed Nemtsov, who was behind it? At this stage, I have absolutely no idea. The government? I find... More >
  • Nigeria’s Election Crisis
    Analysis

    Nigeria’s Election Crisis

    Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa, with a GNP larger than South Africa, yet it is facing an election that could threaten the very fabric of the state. The northern half of Nigeria is largely Muslim, while the south is Christian and animist. Christian missionaries, excluded by the British colonial administration from most... More >
  • Are We Overreacting to the Threat of Terrorism?
    Analysis

    Are We Overreacting to the Threat of Terrorism?

    Current national security debates miss the larger picture: we face many challenges and threats, of which terrorism is but one. The recent shootings in Ottawa and Sydney – and the question of whether they are terrorism-related – have sparked renewed debate about the expanded national security laws and practices of these and other democratic... More >
  • Ending Forced Child Marriage Empowers the World, Not Only Women
    Fresh Perspectives

    Ending Forced Child Marriage Empowers the World, Not Only Women

    As International Women’s Day on 8 March 2015 approaches, child marriage remains one of the greatest challenges facing female equality. Often described as “modern day slavery”, young girls are being increasingly trapped as child brides around the world. If this practice is not put to an end, an estimated 142 million child brides will exist... More >
  • Prof Greg Austin – China’s Diplomacy for the Information Age
    Interviews

    Prof Greg Austin – China’s Diplomacy for the Information Age

    Taru Leppanen, an AIIA National Office intern, interviews Prof Greg Austin on the diplomacy pursued by China to secure its information society ambitions since 1983. Greg Austin is a Professorial Fellow at the EastWest Institute in New York and Visiting Professor in the Australian Cyber Security Centre at the University of New South Wales... More >

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France, Britain and the United States in the Twentieth Century 1900-1940: A Reappraisal

This book is an original and stimulating contribution to two literatures that generally subsist apart;...

The Politics of Accountability in Southeast Asia: The Dominance of Moral Ideologies

This path-breaking and innovative book by Rodan and Hughes tackles one of the most important questions in...

Can Science Fix Climate Change?

The anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol, which entered into force ten years ago today, gives us pause to...

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