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Australia's anxieties after the 'Age of Intervention'

15 December 2015

Australia’s ‘age of intervention’ which culminated in the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands is over. Now it’s time for the country to rethink its role in the region.Read Australia's...

Evelyn Goh speaking at CSIS (Washington DC). Image courtesy of CSIS.

Emerging U.S. Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia

8 December 2015

The Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) recently hosted a panel discussion in Washington DC, on Tuesday, 1 December 2015, on the Emerging U.S. Security Partnerships in Southeast...

Obama calls for calm in Russia-Turkey feud.

Obama calls for calm in Russia-Turkey feud

1 December 2015

US President Barack Obama is pushing for a 'de-escalation' of a furious war of words over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, a White House official says.Obama called on Monday for an easing of...

2015 John Gee Memorial Lecture - Watch the full video

2015 John Gee Memorial Lecture - Watch the full video

25 November 2015

Chaired by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA, Chancellor of The Australian National University, the recent 2015 John Gee Memorial Lecture was held on Monday, 23 November 2015 and delivered...

Demonstrators in Paris. Image from Flickr, courtesy of MAO.

World reels after attacks on Paris

16 November 2015

Dr John Blaxland with Mark Parton and Diana Abdel-Rahmen on 2CC talking about responses to Daesh terrorism.Listen to the podcast featuring Dr. John Blaxland, Mark Parton and Diana Abdel-Rahmen.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, right, speaks with U.S. Navy Cmdr. Robert C. Francis Jr. aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier in the South China Sea on Nov. 5

US 'sail through' will not deter China

11 November 2015

President Barack Obama’s decision to send a U.S. Navy ship through waters claimed by China, around an artificial island in the South China Sea, was presented as a warning that Washington will...

USS Lassen. Photo: US Pacific Fleet (Flickr)

Sea Folly and US-China Relations

30 October 2015

After months of increasing concerns about China's land reclamation in the South China Sea, going back to at least May, the United States decision to conduct a patrol within 12 nautical miles of...

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (centre L) and his wife Chow Mei-ching (centre R) during a National Day ceremony in front of the presidential palace in Taipei on October 10, 2015. Image by AFP.

Taiwan's election result could push US and China closer to conflict

27 October 2015

 With tensions over Taiwan rising, Australia might have to ask itself a tough question, writes Hugh White. Things in the South China Sea look dangerous enough, but worse might be coming. On January...

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Politics podcast: John Blaxland on his new book, The Official History of ASIO

27 October 2015

Michelle Grattan discusses the newly released book The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO 1963-1975 with its author, John Blaxland. Among several controversies, they review the evidence...

Holding a flare to mark amphibious landing. Image from Flickr, courtesy of the Australian Defence Force.

The bigger challenge for the ADF’s amphibious capability

21 October 2015

Peter Dean and Ken Gleiman’s recent paper Beyond 2017: the Australian Defence Force and amphibious warfare is undoubtedly timely: first, because policy that will shape important decisions to be made...

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