The Benefits of AIIB Stretch Beyond Asia
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The Benefits of AIIB Stretch Beyond Asia

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will provide opportunities to the entire region for economic and social development and Australia can...

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  • Aleppo – Ground Zero of the Syrian Conflict
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    Aleppo – Ground Zero of the Syrian Conflict

    Syria’s ancient and medieval heritage has become another victim of the war, overwhelmed and often overlooked in the face of a vast human tragedy. Historian and former Ambassador in Syria Ross Burns counts the cost. In 1992, the first edition of my survey of Syria’s archaeological sites, Monuments of Syria, an historical survey of all... More >
  • Getting Free Trade Right Can Be Good for Workers and Exporters
    Analysis

    Getting Free Trade Right Can Be Good for Workers and Exporters

    This week has been “crunch time” for the conclusion of the Trans Pacific Partnership, amid concerns from the Labor Party about the impact of free trade agreements on workers. Agreement on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership could come as early as this week, with negotiations now focused on “the last few issues,” according... More >
  • Restructuring Australia’s Defence Empire
    Analysis

    Restructuring Australia’s Defence Empire

    The defence industry is still digesting the fallout from the wide-ranging First Principles Review, which resulted in the closure of two agencies – and some unanswered questions. The First Principles Review of Defence titled Creating One Defence (referred to as the Peever Review) recommended a new oversight structure for Defence capital... More >
  • UK: Who Will Lead Labour Out of the Shadows?
    Analysis

    UK: Who Will Lead Labour Out of the Shadows?

    Following its disastrous performance at the 2015 General Election and the subsequent resignation of Ed Miliband, the British Labour party now has to choose between four candidates for leader, and a radical leftist is leading the polls. Labour is in the process of electing a new Leader. The candidates who have successfully made it through the... More >
  • Australia Will Spend $1 Billion This Year On A Losing War in Iraq
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    Australia Will Spend $1 Billion This Year On A Losing War in Iraq

    Unflinching Australian support for the American-led war effort in Iraq has come at a high price. Australia’s staunch support for the United States-led war effort in Iraq needs little introduction. We are the second-largest foreign contributor, with 500 troops on the ground and another 400 RAAF personnel stationed in Dubai, armed with six... More >

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Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught up with Rupert Murdoch

TAKING ON THE MURDOCHS – THE DYNASTY TEETERS The name of Milly Dowler will always remain as a catalyst in...

Australia and India: Mapping the Journey 1944-2014

Historian of Australian foreign policy and India expert, Meg Gurry provides an engaging account of the...

Out of the Mountains – The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla

David Kilcullen’s third book, ‘Out of the Mountains – The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla’ adds...

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