Deep Field: Dispatches from the frontlines of aid relief

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  • Deep Field: Dispatches from the frontlines of aid relief

    Deep Field: Dispatches from the frontlines of aid relief

    ‘Deep field’is a term used by the United Nations for humanitarian operations that take place amid the destruction of war and natural disaster, beyond the boundaries of what is controllable and known. In 2005, Australian aid worker Tom Bamforth was on an archaeological dig in Pakistan when severe earthquakes left him stranded ‘deep...

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  • The Return of Great Power Politics?

    The Return of Great Power Politics?

    The battle for control over Ukraine. The sectarian fracturing of the Middle East. The escalating arms race in East Asian states. Is the world witnessing a return to zero-sum international politics, mistrust between nations and a lack of cooperation? Guest speakers: Nick Bisley is Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of...

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  • Challenges for Turkey, at Home and Abroad

    Challenges for Turkey, at Home and Abroad

    The Republic of Turkey is a fascinating nation. A majority Muslim country, with a secular and pluralistic system, Turkey has for the past 12 years been dominated by the AKP (Justice and Development Party) led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Previously focussed on bringing Turkey into the EU, Mr Erdogan has more recently in been criticised for...

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  • “One-Million Copies a Week Worldwide”  – Banned by China

    “One-Million Copies a Week Worldwide” – Banned by China

    Few global publications have raised the ire of the Chinese Government as much as the Epoch Times. It is the largest audited Chinese newspaper in the world and regularly carries reports from inside China that go unreported elsewhere. Through its mass circulation coverage, Epoch Times editorial output (Chinese and English versions in Australia) has far...

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