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  • Can China use RCEP to Capitalise on Trump?
    Fresh Perspectives

    Can China use RCEP to Capitalise on Trump?

    Trade Minister Steven Ciobo’s recent visit to China confirmed the end of efforts to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The question is whether China can now capitalise on US protectionism by pushing through the multilateral Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Early last week, Australian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo ended the... More >
  • New Italian Party Exposes Vulnerabilities
    Analysis

    New Italian Party Exposes Vulnerabilities

    On the weekend, left-leaning Italian parliamentarians who had split with the government, formed a new progressive political party. Italy’s ongoing political turmoil endangers Paolo Gentiloni’s government, heralds the comeback of Silvio Berlusconi to centre stage of Italian politics and raises fresh concerns on the positioning of Beppe Grillo’s... More >
  • Why Australia Needs To Be Straight-Talking With Netanyahu
    Analysis

    Why Australia Needs To Be Straight-Talking With Netanyahu

    This week’s visit by Israel’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signifies a shift in Israeli foreign policy. It provides an opportunity to enhance bilateral relations and for Canberra to clarify its position on the two-state solution at a time when mixed messages on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are bolstering extremists on... More >
  • Liberating Mosul and Reclaiming Iraq
    Interviews

    Liberating Mosul and Reclaiming Iraq

    The battle by US-backed Iraqi forces to take Mosul back from Islamic State reached a critical point this week. With government forces making significant advances amid the destruction, attention is already beginning to turn to ‘The Day After’—the rehabilitation of the Iraq’s second city. In the lead up to the Mosul offensive,... More >
  • Trump’s Wall Stirs Mexican Nationalism
    Analysis

    Trump’s Wall Stirs Mexican Nationalism

    Recent demonstrations in Mexico against US President Trump are indicative of both anti-US sentiment and dissatisfaction with the government of Mexican President Peña Nieto. Peña Nieto’s response is seen by many as weak and may open the door to a legitimate election challenge from the left in Mexico and volatile US-Mexican relations. On 12... More >

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Reading Room

Reading Room: China in the Era of Xi Jinping

November 2012 witnessed China’s second orderly succession of power, with Xi Jinping taking control of...

Reading Room: Essays in Honour of Coral Bell

For Desmond Ball, the completion of Power and International Relations: Essays in Honour of Coral Bell was...

Reading Room: War and Peace in the Borderlands of Myanmar

One of the puzzles of Myanmar’s political transition is the June 2011 collapse of the ceasefire...

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