The Long Search for Peace in Syria
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The Long Search for Peace in Syria

Is peace possible, or a hopeless dream? It was reported this week that the UN’s Special Envoy for Syria, Stefan di Mistura, has started to...

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  • The US-Russian Space Station Mission is a Study in Cooperation
    Analysis

    The US-Russian Space Station Mission is a Study in Cooperation

    As space becomes increasingly militarised, it will become crucial for states to coordinate extra-terrestrial activities. The unfortunate loss of the Russian Progress M-27M cargo vessel destined for the International Space Station (ISS) has highlighted the interdependence of the US and Russia in the project. Despite such setbacks, this... More >
  • Laundering Money the Easy Way – Through Australia
    Analysis

    Laundering Money the Easy Way – Through Australia

    Australia has become a haven for international flows of laundered money. India has joined the list of countries asking for help in returning corruption money being laundered in Australia. But the chances of this happening are not too high. “Australia has a history of refusing to extradite people known to have been involved in corrupt... More >
  • Fiji’s Media Still Struggling to Regain ‘Free and Fair’ Space
    Analysis

    Fiji’s Media Still Struggling to Regain ‘Free and Fair’ Space

    On World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, Fiji’s news media and civil society groups continue to hope for a free media climate. Almost eight months after the much-heralded election to usher Fiji back into democracy mode, the country will mark World Press Freedom Day facing serious questions about its claims to have a free and fair... More >
  • Is There Still an NZ in ANZAC – And Does New Zealand Matter Anyway?
    Analysis

    Is There Still an NZ in ANZAC – And Does New Zealand Matter Anyway?

    Ensuring that the Trans-Trasman relationship continues to deliver for both sides of The Ditch is the ultimate tribute to the sacrifice we commemorate this year during the ANZAC centenary, according to New Zealand High Commissioner to Australia Chris Seed. This year, considerable homage is rightly being paid to the ANZAC legacy. Australia has... More >
  • Sudan Election Consolidates Bashir’s Hold on Power
    Analysis

    Sudan Election Consolidates Bashir’s Hold on Power

    Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, under whose rule hundreds of thousands of people in Darfur have been killed, was re-elected on 27 April 2015. The country’s recent elections will have little effect on its current trajectory, although there appears to be a shift in Bashir’s relations in the Middle East. Background Sudan’s recent... More >

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Trading Nation: Advancing Australia’s Interests in World Markets

This is a timely publication. It notes Australia’s transition from a focus on multilateral trade...

Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories

While serving as a young Israel Defence Force officer in Gaza in the 1970s, Ahron Bregman became acutely...

Defence Planning and Uncertainty: Preparing for the Next Asia-Pacific War

My colleague Stephan Frühling has written a marvellous book on the vexed subject of how to handle the...

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