More Debt Might Just Be the Medicine Greece Needs
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Australian Outlook

More Debt Might Just Be the Medicine Greece Needs

The deadline for a solution to Greece’s financial woes is imminent, and the term “Grexit” has become common currency throughout...

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  • Making a Martyr of Morsi?
    Fresh Perspectives

    Making a Martyr of Morsi?

    The execution of Mohammad Morsi will have wide ranging domestic and international ramifications and going ahead with it could make a martyr of a man President Al-Sisi would rather forget. The coup d état in July 2013 in which General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi overthrew Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, has seen a systematic reversion to... More >
  • UN Peace Operations: Time for Australia to Take a More Strategic Approach
    Issues Brief

    UN Peace Operations: Time for Australia to Take a More Strategic Approach

    The final report by the High-level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations has detailed the immense challenges facing the UN peacekeeping missions, and Australia can do more. The United Nations appears to have seized on its 70th anniversary this year to undertake a series of high-level reviews (previously noted here). Long awaited among them... More >
  • What’s Next After Australia’s Trade Deal with China?
    Analysis

    What’s Next After Australia’s Trade Deal with China?

    The landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) has been signed, sealed and delivered; it marks the start of growth for the Australian economy and a future of increased global trade liberalisation. The landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) has been signed, sealed and delivered, completing a trifecta of trade deals... More >
  • Australia and Korea: 65 Years After the Korean War
    Analysis

    Australia and Korea: 65 Years After the Korean War

    June 24th marks the 65th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, which involved 17,000 Australians. 339 were killed and over 1,500 were wounded, and the ramifications of that conflict continue today. On 7 July 1950, as a response to the invasion of the Republic of Korea (ROK) by North Korean forces, the United... More >
  • Is Democracy in Retreat?
    Analysis

    Is Democracy in Retreat?

    As part of the Millenium Project, 15 Global Challenges have been established to provide a framework to assess the global and local prospects for humanity. One of these urgent challenges is the retreat of democracy around the world as more nations roll back the hard fought democratic freedoms.  After peaking in the late 1990s, democracy around... More >

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Political Economy and the Aid Industry in Asia

For most, it would be no long stretch of the imagination to conceive of transformational change as...

Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon at War

Long after the dust of catastrophic events has settled and the reports are written, historians come to...

Australia, Japan and Southeast Asia: Early Post-War Initiatives in Regional Diplomacy

Australia’s relationship with Japan is one of the longest, most important and trouble-free bilateral...

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