Ukraine and Nukes
Analysis

Australian Outlook

Ukraine and Nukes

Rumours of the death of the nuclear disarmament cause from Ukraine is much exaggerated. Ukraine could still have been invaded and its history...

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  • South Sudan: Humanitarian Situation Critical
    Issues Brief

    South Sudan: Humanitarian Situation Critical

    As the rainy season approaches in South Sudan and fighting continues unabated in different parts of the country, humanitarian needs are ever-increasing. It has been four months since the beginning of the conflict and hundreds of thousands of people remain displaced. Tens of thousands are in need of medical care. The ICRC delegation in South... More >
  • The Great Indian Election
    Analysis

    The Great Indian Election

    Democracy was deemed unlikely for India as the country’s grinding poverty and the diversity of its ethnic, religious, caste and linguistic identities were thought to be insurmountable obstacles. Yet nearly seven decades later, flanked by unstable countries in its immediate neighbourhood, a system of parliamentary democracy thrives in... More >
  • Issues Brief
    Issues Brief

    Issues Brief

    President Barack Obama’s swing through Asia (but no stop in China) is already attracting considerable comment, some of it adverse. Remember that last week in Issues Brief a panel from the US Studies Centre argued that prime minister Tony Abbott had set the right tone with engaging Asia. The stakes are high, and the New... More >
  • Mixing with the MIKTAs
    Analysis

    Mixing with the MIKTAs

    This week Australia participated in the second meeting of MIKTA, an informal grouping of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia. MIKTA emerged as a new vehicle for cooperation on the sidelines of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. Will it become middle powers’ answer to the BRICS? This second gathering in... More >
  • Diary of a Foreign Minister
    Analysis

    Diary of a Foreign Minister

    Bob Carr took on the job of Australian foreign minister believing, as he doesn’t hesitate to tell us in his Diary of a Foreign Minister, that it was highly unlikely that he would be there for very long. And although he doesn’t put this in quite so many words, it is clear that he approached... More >

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Radical: My Journey from Islamist Extremism to a Democratic Awakening

How does one go from being a transnational recruiter for the world’s largest Islamist organisation,...

Australia and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 1945-1974

On retirement in 1998, I was given almost unreserved access by Foreign Affairs and Trade to a rich...

Re-imagining India and Australia: Culture and Identity

Today, trade, educational and developmental aid and maritime security are driving forces in...

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