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  • Without Diplomatic Action, Australia’s Human Rights Council Bid is Futile
    Fresh Perspectives

    Without Diplomatic Action, Australia’s Human Rights Council Bid is Futile

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s visit to the Philippines earlier this month has added another question mark to Australia’s bid for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. If Australia wishes to use its seat for the promotion of human rights globally, how can it continue to ignore the violent abuses by nations in its... More >
  • The Westminster Terror Attack and the Demise of the Islamic State
    Fresh Perspectives

    The Westminster Terror Attack and the Demise of the Islamic State

    Although the UK has long been on high terrorism alert, the Westminster attack’s symbolic location shocked the world. However, the attack itself was unsophisticated, reflecting the evolving threat posed by a diminished Islamic State. As the world remembered the anniversary of the Belgium attacks, London experienced its deadliest terror... More >
  • The Day After: Iraq in the Wake of the Caliphate
    Analysis

    The Day After: Iraq in the Wake of the Caliphate

    While Mosul’s liberation from the Islamic State terrorist group appears closer than ever, Iraq’s challenges are far from over. The Iraqi government must work to address the conditions that enabled the rise of Islamic State and manage the political tensions that may escalate without a common enemy. As the motley coalition arrayed against the... More >
  • Implications of the CIA’s Cyber Snooping
    Analysis

    Implications of the CIA’s Cyber Snooping

    Wikileaks’ latest document dump revealed the extraordinary capacity of the CIA to hack into everyday devices. The continuing revelations about the extent of the cyber spy industry demand changes at the government and personal level. Cyber-warfare is now the fifth dimension of war (after sea, land, air and space). We must therefore become... More >
  • Handshakes Hide PNG-Australia Tension
    Analysis

    Handshakes Hide PNG-Australia Tension

    Julie Bishop’s recent visit to Papua New Guinea marked another seemingly stable chapter in Australia’s dealings with the Pacific nation. But the visit’s handshakes and smiles masked increasing strain on the historic relationship. During her recent visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG) Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop co-chaired... More >

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Reading Room

Reading Room: Return to Moscow

Given Russia’s return to the world stage in the Caucasus, in Ukraine and in Syria, plus the allegations...

Reading Room: Surviving Peace

One of the many over-valued witticisms of Winston Churchill concerns the slice of Europe known as the...

Reading Room: A War of Words

There is clearly a demand for the histories of Australians’ experiences in war. In 2015 we observed the...

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