The Long Search for Peace in Syria
by Alex J. Bellamy
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...Read More
The US-Russian Space Station Mission is a Study in CooperationAs 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 >
by Steven Freeland
Laundering Money the Easy Way – Through AustraliaAustralia 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 >
by Christopher Kennedy
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 >
by HE Chris Seed
Sudan Election Consolidates Bashir’s Hold on PowerSudan’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 >
by Jarryd de Haan
This is a timely publication. It notes Australia’s transition from a focus on multilateral trade...
While serving as a young Israel Defence Force officer in Gaza in the 1970s, Ahron Bregman became acutely...
My colleague Stephan Frühling has written a marvellous book on the vexed subject of how to handle the...