Public Health Emergency of International Concern: the Zika CaseTwo confirmed cases of the Zika virus have been detected in Australia, just two days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika outbreak in Central and South America to be a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHEIC). The Zika virus is usually a mild mosquito-borne illness that causes flu-like symptoms. It is... More >
by Dr Sara Davies
Turnbull Promotes Jokowi’s Global RoleMuch has been written about Prime Minister Turnbull’s wide-ranging speech last month in Washington DC at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Yet little attention seems to have been paid to Turnbull’s remarks about Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, commonly known as Jokowi. Turnbull’s deep respect and admiration for Jokowi was... More >
by Michael Sheldrick and Stephanie Arrowsmith
Trouble Ahead: The China-Pakistan-India TriangleThe China-Pakistan strategic relationship is becoming increasingly important if China is to achieve its ambitions in the region. Much to India’s concern, the cooperation between China and Pakistan is set to increase – if Pakistan’s domestic troubles do not derail these efforts. Pakistan’s leaders like to describe their relationship with China... More >
by Dr Pradeep Taneja
Rise of the Outsiders: Has the Establishment Lost Control of the US Presidential Race?The 2016 US presidential race will be characterised by the unprecedented popularity of political outliers. US presidential elections are usually won by appealing to the middle ground. Candidates who appear too radical can expect to be badly defeated. This was the fate of Republican Barry Goldwater in 1964 and Democrat George McGovern in 1972.... More >
by Professor Dennis Altman AM FASSA
In this survey of the security challenges facing the region, Robert Ayson, Professor of Strategic Studies...
The concept of national security dominates the public and private discourse in various countries, none...
For a discipline that turns on understanding power dynamics, it is surprising how little scholarship has...