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Resettlement from Nauru:  A cautionary tale Economic management of the EU in the present financial crisis South China Sea:  the strategic implications of China’s artificial islands

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  • AIIA National Conference 2015

    AIIA National Conference 2015

    For over 90 years, the Australian Institute of International Affairs has played a unique role as an independent, non-partisan forum for debate on Australia’s engagement in the world. The AIIA was recently ranked the #1 Think Tank in Southeast Asia in the Global Go To Think Tank Index. The AIIA's 2015 National Conference will bring together some of...

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  • Resettlement from Nauru:  A cautionary tale

    Resettlement from Nauru: A cautionary tale

    Most Australians know Nauru as the tiny Pacific island country to which we send asylum seekers who have come by boat.  Far less well known is the fact that 50 years ago, the Australian government proposed to resettle the whole population of Nauru on Curtis Island off the Queensland coast. Extensive phosphate mining by Australia, the UK and New...

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  • Economic management of the EU in the present financial crisis

    Economic management of the EU in the present financial crisis

    The EU and its system of economic governance have undergone constant changes since 2010. These include a comprehensive revision and extension of the Stability and Growth Pact, introduction of the Euro-Plus Pact and of the Fiscal Compact Treaty. Moreover, crucial mechanisms were introduced to provide conditional financing to the member states facing...

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  • South China Sea:  the strategic implications of China’s artificial islands

    South China Sea: the strategic implications of China’s artificial islands

    There are four drivers behind China’s policy of constructing artificial islands in the South China Sea: nationalism, fisheries, hydrocarbons and strategic imperatives. Strategic imperatives are the most important. China seeks to counter the Obama Administration’s policy of rebalancing towards the Asia-Pacific by developing sufficient military power to...

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  • How free is the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

    How free is the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

    The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) negotiations began in 2005, but were not concluded until November 2014. The text remained secret until it was released after an official signing ceremony in June 2015. The agreement is being examined by parliamentary committees before Parliament votes on the implementing legislation after September...

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