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Businessman Trump or bureaucrat Hillary- Who does Asia prefer?

9 November 2016

US foreign policy goals in the five years since the “pivot to Asia” was introduced have been mired by China’s irritation at the US’ assertive stancein the South China Sea, the stalled Trans...

US election: Donald Trump presidency is cause for real security concern

8 November 2016

In my view, Australia should be concerned, very concerned, about a Trump victory. And here’s why. If Trump wins the presidency there could be serious conse­quences for our crucial alliance...

Trump or Clinton: How will the US Election affect Australia?

7 November 2016

Tim Shaw speaks to Bates Gill, Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies at the ANU, about this week’s US election and the implications for Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Listen to the full...

Professor Des Ball: The insurgent intellecutal

7 November 2016

For Des, scholarly effort was a profoundly social activity. Across his career he accumulated a remarkable circle of friends, collaborators, admirers and critics, and, yes, a few enemies too. With...

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in North Carolina

Election proves US is the home of the crazy and brave

4 November 2016

Key among potential economic effects for Australia under either president Trump or Clinton is the stalled Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, designed to turbocharge $22.1 billion in...

Jakarta pressures Julie Bishop on Papua

2 November 2016

Indonesia has asked Australia to caution its Pacific Island neighbours against interfering in the West Papua issue and to urge them to withdraw support for West Papuan membership of the Melanesian...

Australia and Indonesia consider joint patrols in South China Sea

1 November 2016

“The Chinese are playing a pretty smart game of carrot and stick in the region,” said Hugh White, professor of strategic studies at Australian National University. “Reports that Beijing is allowing...

Politics podcast: John Blaxland on The Secret Cold War - The Official History of ASIO

26 October 2016

In the third volume of The Official History of ASIO series, historians Dr John Blaxland and Dr Rhys Crawley examine the organisation’s role in the years leading to the end of the Cold War. Blaxland...

Official ASIO history says it was penetrated by foreign spies

26 October 2016

An official history of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation has conceded it was penetrated by Soviet agents during the latter half of the Cold War, confirming suspicions held for decades...

Politics and statecraft shape future of Australia-Singapore ties

25 October 2016

Ties between Australia and Singapore are founded on a firm bedrock of convergent strategic interests, based on Australia’s assessment of threats through and from the South-east Asian...

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