Australia Should Back Calls to End Coal and Save its Drowning NeighboursWhile all of us of will experience the effects of climate change most are not facing the inevitable disappearance of our country. Yet that is the case for the 92,000 inhabitants of Kiribati, as well as other low-lying island states across the planet. With its nation dispersed over more than 20 islands, some increasingly subject... More >
by Professor Peter Doherty AC
Feeding ‘Godzilla’: As Indonesia Burns, its Government Moves to Increase Forest DestructionIn the midst of its worst fire crisis in living memory, the Indonesian government is taking a leap backward on forest protection. The recently signed Council of Palm Oil Producing Nations between Indonesia and Malaysia, signed at the weekend in Kuala Lumpur, will attempt to wind back palm oil companies’ pledges to end deforestation. This... More >
by Professor Bill Laurence
Russia, Turkey and the US: Between the Terrible and the CatastrophicThe downing of Russia’s plane by Turkish military forces over the skies of the Syrian-Turkish border has added yet another layer of complexity to the vortex of conflict in the Middle East. Most of the prior concern had focused on the prospect of the US clashing with Russia over the skies of Syria. But an... More >
by Professor Simon Reich
The Post-Cold War Order: Two Steps Forward, One Step BackThe conflict in Syria has demonstrated that the internationalist victory promised at the end of the Cold War has yet to fully materialise and that old rivalries that have defined international relations since the early 20th Century still haunt the corridors of power. It was amidst the throes of the Vietnam War that an exasperated... More >
by Dr Laurens J. Visser
Is it Time to Renegotiate the 1951 Refugee Convention?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 >
by AIIA Fellows responding to the burning question of the week
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