Australian Maritime Strategy: Ambitions and Lessons
By Kirill Kovalenko
The 2013 Australian Defence White Paper contains a range of limitations. The 2013 Australian Defence White Paper makes the following claim about the status of the new amphibious assault ships (LHDs) in contributing to Australia’s amphibious...
When South Australia’s new governor, Hieu Van Le, first arrived in Australia aboard a small fishing boat in 1977, he and his fellow passengers were apprehensive about the reception they would receive. Having fled Vietnam after the communist...
The Crisis in Ukraine: The Peculiarities of the Russian Perspective
By Rachelle Saad
As the standoff between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels continues in light of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the world remains transfixed on Russia’s relentless role in fuelling secessionist movements in eastern Ukraine. But what are Russia’s...
Innovation in the Anti-Trafficking Movement
By Camille Pesava
One of the greatest challenges for the global anti human trafficking initiative is the lack of effective collaboration and information sharing between anti-trafficking organisations. Addressing this problem, Camille Pesava draws attention to...
Having declared its intention to join the fight against the Islamic State, now advancing in its skirts, Turkey is stalling in taking direct action. Hale Yildiz analyses the reasons behind Ankara's puzzling strategy. As the international...
China-India: Rivals in the 21st Century
By Patrick Hill
China and India have a history of conflict. The recent bi-lateral visit does not change the fact that both India and China see themselves as great powers in the 21st century with conflicting interests. Yet the accumulation of power by both sides...
The Islamic State: A Geopolitical Analysis
By Joshua Brown
As the initial shock of the Islamic State (IS) dissipates, Joshua Brown provides insight on where and how these events came to be, and importantly, how this changes western engagement with the region. As an Al-Qaeda affiliate that rose to...
(Lack of) Gender Equality at the G20
By Conrad Liveris
Madeleine Albright’s granddaughter once asked her why people thought she was special by being Secretary of State; she believed that “only women” held that position. Following Albright were Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton –...