Greece’s New Government Faces Serious Discord Over Debt
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Greece’s New Government Faces Serious Discord Over Debt

While the 25 January elections represent a widespread rejection of austerity measures in Greece, reversing these policies will be easier said...

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  • Post Conflict Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
    Fresh Perspectives

    Post Conflict Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

    The presence and perseverance of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia demonstrate Cambodia’s resilience and desire for post-conflict justice. The brutal Khmer Rouge regime caused the deaths of approximately 1.7 million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979 by slaughtering the country’s elite and emptying cities in a radical attempt to... More >
  • Trapped Behind Closed Doors: The Plight of Domestic Workers in Kenya
    Fresh Perspectives

    Trapped Behind Closed Doors: The Plight of Domestic Workers in Kenya

    150 years ago today, the US Congress passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude. Hidden behind closed doors, the abuse of domestic workers is one of the most prevalent forms of modern slavery in Kenya today. Kenya conjures up images of archetypal Africa – boab trees dotting red plains, wild animals roaming free and... More >
  • Take Cuba Off the Terrorist List
    Analysis

    Take Cuba Off the Terrorist List

    The new US-Cuba talks are a refreshing burst of sunshine in the 54-year dismal relationship between neighbours separated by a mere 90 miles. The nations negotiated a successful swap of prisoners. The onerous travel restrictions the US government placed on just visiting the island are starting to crumble. Embassies in Washington and Havana will... More >
  • Falling Fossil Fuel Prices Create a Climate Change Opportunity
    Analysis

    Falling Fossil Fuel Prices Create a Climate Change Opportunity

    The recent and sharp fall in fossil fuel prices, thanks to new extractive techniques, will not last forever. It is high time to think about its threats and the opportunities. In the short term, lower fossil fuel prices are terrible news for autocrats and kleptocrats whose survival depends on the resource rents created by higher... More >
  • A Tale of Two National Holidays
    Analysis

    A Tale of Two National Holidays

    While 26 January is an important national holiday in both India and Australia, the events and conversations marking this year’s occasions could not have been more different.  For an Australian of Indian origin, 26 January is a double holiday, celebrated as important national occasions in both countries. The contrast could hardly have... More >

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The Australian School of International Relations

When did the discipline of international relations make its appearance in Australian universities and who...

The Menzies Era: The Years that Shaped Modern Australia

The Menzies Era is an interesting innovation, which does not fit easily into any of the standard genres....

Australia and the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War has become a touchstone for abject failure in war, a reference point by which to navigate...

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