Australia, Menzies and Suez: Australian Policy-Making on the Middle East Before, During and After the Suez CrisisBrazil after a year of Bolsonaro: the good, the bad and the ugly

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    Australia, Menzies and Suez: Australian Policy-Making on the Middle East Before, During and After the Suez Crisis

    Date Tue, 19 Nov 2019
    Time 18:00 – 19:00
    Location AIIA (ACT Branch)

    Former Australian ambassador to Egypt, Bob Bowker, will discuss his new book on Australian policy regarding the Suez Crisis in 1956 and in particular the role played by the Australian Prime Minister, Robert Menzies, in regard to those events.

    The growing relationship with the United States of America, ANZUS, responses to the Korean conflict and the insurgency in Malaya, the creation of the Colombo Plan and joining SEATO all indicated the directions in which Australian foreign policy priorities were shifting during the 1950s. However, despite the changes that were taking place in Australia's thinking...

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    Brazil after a year of Bolsonaro: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Date Wed, 27 Nov 2019
    Time 18:00 – 19:00
    Location AIIA (ACT Branch)

    Last October, Brazilians voted and chose their new president. The winner, Jair Bolsonaro, took office on 1 January 2019. Since then, his presidency has generated very high levels of controversy and polarisation - even by the country's own standards.

    The goal of this presentation will be to provide a big picture analysis of his presidency so far - the good, the bad and the ugly - highlighting arguments made by both his supporters and critics. It will cover issues which pertain not only to Brazil but can also be linked to a series of...

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