Australian sport has had a major international boost this year, with historic wins in the Asia Cup and the Cricket World Cup. The relationships developed in corporate boxes and in the bays of the MCG can plant the seeds of strong international...
Disaster Risk Management – Adapting to the Future
By James Downie
In the wake of Cyclone Pam’s devastation in Vanuatu, it is increasingly apparent that Disaster Risk Reduction will become crucial to mitigate the consequences of natural disasters. This week the world saw the devastation that a natural...
Civil Society Involvement in the UN Security Council
By Duc Dao Duy Anh and Alexia Jablonski
As the premier intergovernmental institution for the maintenance of global peace and security, the UN Security Council (UNSC) is commonly perceived as a forum for great-power diplomacy that precludes the participation of civil society. However...
Ending Forced Child Marriage Empowers the World, Not Only Women
By Courtney Pelkowitz
As International Women’s Day on 8 March 2015 approaches, child marriage remains one of the greatest challenges facing female equality. Often described as “modern day slavery”, young girls are being increasingly trapped as child brides around the...
The Enduring Importance of Legitimate Authority
By Rosalyn Turner
The concept of legitimate authority is becoming increasingly pertinent in a world characterised by non-state entities, including international organisations, cyber actors and transnational terrorism. Reflecting on the remarkable endurance of...
Peace Ambassadors: Women in the Conflict Resolution Process
By Ashleigh Peplow Ball
Despite women being active promoters of peace in their communities during times of war, they are alarmingly underrepresented in the formal conflict resolution process. When women are included in the process it provides opportunities to create a...
The presence and perseverance of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia demonstrate Cambodia’s resilience and desire for post-conflict justice. The brutal Khmer Rouge regime caused the deaths of approximately 1.7 million...
Trapped Behind Closed Doors: The Plight of Domestic Workers in Kenya
By Jessica Watts
150 years ago today, the US Congress passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude. Hidden behind closed doors, the abuse of domestic workers is one of the most prevalent forms of modern slavery in Kenya today. Kenya...