In this episode with Associate Professor Alexey Muraviev of Curtin University, head of the Department of Social Sciences & Security Studies and a leading academic in Australia on Russia, we discuss the role that Russia plays in the Pacific, the ways in which soft and hard power can be asserted, and why we should never forget that Russia never gave up its title of super-power.
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The Russian Election: Putin and the Seven Dwarves
Under an amendment to the Russian Constitution in 2008, this year’s presidential election was postponed for ten days in deference to International Women’s Day. It is opportune to consider the predicted victory of Putin over his seven opponents.
The Manus Island Stand-off and Australia-PNG Relations
The stand-off at the asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island has created a predictable crisis with no clear long-term resolution and potentially serious consequences for Australia-PNG bilateral relations.
Secret: The Making of Australia's Security State
Disclaimer: This piece has been postponed and will be published on the 3rd of September 2019.