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  • Democracy under review in PNG elections
    Analysis

    Democracy under review in PNG elections

    General elections began in Papua New Guinea on the weekend and voters will cast their judgement on Peter O’Neill’s government over the coming fortnight. Whatever the result, it is likely to mean changes for Australia’s relationship with its nearest neighbour. Papua New Guinea is in the midst of its eighth general election.... More >
  • Privatised peacekeeping and the UN
    Analysis

    Privatised peacekeeping and the UN

    Contractors have played invaluable roles in UN operations over the past 30 years. Despite this, the private operators continue to occupy a grey area between combatant and civilian, and their exact legal status remains uncertain.  Peacekeeping is arguably the United Nations’ most visible contribution to international peace and security; UN... More >
  • Visas Won’t Derail Modi’s Meeting with Trump
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    Visas Won’t Derail Modi’s Meeting with Trump

    The Trump administration’s decision to restrict working visas has affected India more than anywhere else and will mark the first meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump. However, it’s unlikely to stop the new warmth between the US and India. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the US on 25-26... More >
  • En Marche Triumphant: France’s Centre Revolution
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    En Marche Triumphant: France’s Centre Revolution

    The resounding victory of En Marche in the French parliamentary elections will enable President Emmanuel Macron to pursue his political vision. Unpopular elements of that agenda, however, may undermine his support base before long. On 18 June, as Emmanuel Macron attended commemoration ceremonies for Charles de Gaulle’s resistance call of... More >
  • A Global Nuclear Weapons Ban? Ready or Not, Here it Comes
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    A Global Nuclear Weapons Ban? Ready or Not, Here it Comes

    Despite the apparent best efforts of Australia, the US and others, the second round of United Nations talks to negotiate a global nuclear weapons ban treaty is underway. With more than 130 countries participating, the proposed ban treaty may come into effect within the year.  On 15 June, 132 member states of the United Nations met in New York... More >

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Reading Room

Reading Room: What is a Refugee?

Professor William Maley’s book, What is a Refugee? seeks to contribute to the knowledge of the general...

Reading Room: Current Issues in Transitional Justice

Judging by the plethora of recent books and academic articles, the field of transitional justice...

Reading Room: Australia’s Northern Shield?

Papua New Guinea rarely figures in public discussions about Australia’s defence and security planning....

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