Lest We Forget – The Western Front
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Lest We Forget – The Western Front

Australia’s Ambassador to France Mr Stephen Brady AO CVO reflects on the ANZAC role on the Western Front and the sacrifice made by both...

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  • Conversations on an Indonesian Train – Pt. 2
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    Conversations on an Indonesian Train – Pt. 2

    In part two of Conversations on an Indonesian Train, Dr Francis Palmos recounts his travels in East Java and his interactions with local people whilst on assignment for the Foreign Office in 1961. Part one can be found here Yet young Australian travelers have a reputation for being headstrong and daring which strikes fear into parents... More >
  • Supporters of an Australian Iron Cartel Have a Monopoly on Bad Economics
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    Supporters of an Australian Iron Cartel Have a Monopoly on Bad Economics

    Intervening in the Iron Ore market to establish a cartel would be an ill-advised strategy as Australia’s decade of resource-driven prosperity slows. As Australia moves away from a decade of resource-driven prosperity, it is even more important that it avoid mistakes that previously might have been papered over by the boom times. Yet... More >
  • When Allies “Misspeak”
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    When Allies “Misspeak”

    David Shear’s statement about placing B-1 bombers in Australia, and the reaction by officials in the US and Australia, reflects underlying tensions within the alliance. When US Defence Department Assistant Secretary for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs David Shear recently suggested that the US planned to place B-1 bombers in Australia as... More >
  • Glitz Meets Politics: an Australian Viewer’s Guide to Eurovision Voting
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    Glitz Meets Politics: an Australian Viewer’s Guide to Eurovision Voting

    There is no denying that Eurovision is political, and separating the geopolitics of Europe from this contest remains impossible. After years of being sidelined as observers, 2015 marks the year Australians can finally get involved in the Eurovision Song Contest. Not only will Guy Sebastian become our first official entry, but Australians will... More >
  • Yemen: Faint Hopes for Peace
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    Yemen: Faint Hopes for Peace

    The US’s declining significance as a regional security guarantor in the Middle East, and Iran’s growing regional influence, offers little hope for a permanent truce in Yemen. For nearly two months, Operation Decisive Storm, led by Saudi Arabia and supported by 11 other nations including the US, has torn apart Yemen and ushered in yet... More >

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Inside the Hawke Keating Government: A Cabinet Diary

For those of us who laboured in the Canberra Press Gallery during the heady 80’s and attempted interviews...

China’s Naval Power: An Offensive Realist Approach

China’s Naval Power: an offensive realist approach provides a thoughtful analysis of one the most...

Scholars, Policymakers, and International Affairs: Finding Common Cause

Any attempt to bridge the divide between scholars and policy-makers in international affairs is so...

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