The Commonwealth: A Relic of the Past or the Face of the Future?
Analysis

Australian Outlook

The Commonwealth: A Relic of the Past or the Face of the Future?

In recent years the performance of the Commonwealth, which brings together 53 nations and nearly a third of the world population, has been...

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  • Are Expectations of Australia’s International Influence Unrealistic?
    The Burning Question

    Are Expectations of Australia’s International Influence Unrealistic?

    Expert Panel-Fellows of the AIIA Hilary Charlesworth FAIIA-Professor, ANU; Director of Centre for International Governance and Justice Jocelyn Chey AM FAIIA-Visiting Professor, University of Sydney; former Consul-General in Hong Kong James Cotton FAIIA-Emeritus Professor at the University of NSW Rawdon Dalrymple AO FAIIA-Former Visiting... More >
  • G20: Through the Eyes of China
    Analysis

    G20: Through the Eyes of China

    China sees the G20 as a major tool in global economic governance and as a means to strengthen the representation of developing economies in a multipolar world, writes Dr Ren Xiao. As we all know, the G20 mechanism initially came into being after the 1997- 98 Asian Financial Crisis, primarily as a gathering of Finance... More >
  • Indonesian Democracy Takes Major Step Forward as Jokowi Declared Winner
    Issues Brief

    Indonesian Democracy Takes Major Step Forward as Jokowi Declared Winner

    With the announcement that Joko Widodo has won the recent presidential election, Indonesiaʼs young democracy has taken a major step forward. Despite the prospect of some unrest, the election marks the first transfer of power between two directly-elected presidents and bodes well for the future. Background Indonesiaʼs democracy has taken a... More >
  • Issues Brief
    Issues Brief

    Issues Brief

    Britain’s prime minister, David Cameron, has been accused of double standards with his arguments that further sanctions should be imposed on Russia because of its actions in Ukraine. The row stems from Cameron’s call to France to scrap the sale of two Mistral class warships to Russia. The Financial Times reports that the head of... More >
  • G20: An Ongoing Revolution
    Analysis

    G20: An Ongoing Revolution

    Professor Andrew Cooper highlights the changing perceptions, positive progressions and past successes that add to the G20’s growing sense of legitimacy as it moves towards the Brisbane Summit. It is widely heldthat the G20 is in serious transition. Certainly the forum has shape-shifted from its high profile role as a “fellowship of... More >

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Reading Room

Economic Relations between Australia and the European Union: Law and Policy

This important book seeks to unravel a commercial puzzle. The reality is that the European Union (EU) and...

India and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: The Perennial Outlier

As C. Raja Mohan observes in the preface to this book, India has had many ‘atomic avatars’:...

Dangerous Allies

Malcolm Fraser’s book Dangerous Allies is the latest round in a debate that can be traced back at...

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