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  • The United States as a Rising Power in the Asia-Pacific Region

    The United States as a Rising Power in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Professor Alan Henrikson discusses the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific region. Today, the region is dominated by the rise of new powers. What may be the United States’, the established political and military power in the Asia-Pacific,...

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  • Shared Vision, Common Action: A stronger Europe

    Shared Vision, Common Action: A stronger Europe

    In light of the discourse questioning the existence of the EU itself, Dr Nathalie Tocci reaffirms the EU’s Global Strategy for international engagement. Dr Tocci discusses the economic significance of the EU as a trading partner and source of...

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  • Venezuela 2016: Crisis and the path ahead

    Venezuela 2016: Crisis and the path ahead

    Dr Sanchez Urribarri discusses the deteriorating political and economic situation in Venezuela following the shift in leadership in 2013 with the untimely death of President Hugo Chavez. Dr Urribarri offers insights into the potential solutions...

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  • Small Island Developing States and Sustainable Development

    Small Island Developing States and Sustainable Development

    Mr Carlisle Richardson examines the “special case” of Small Island Developing States, which confront unique vulnerabilities and challenges as they seek to meet their economic, environmental and social targets. Mr Richardson also...

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  • The New Geopolitical Realities in the Arab World

    The New Geopolitical Realities in the Arab World

    Mr Simon Henderson shares his insights on the new geopolitical realities facing the Arab world, focusing on the relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Simon Henderson is the Baker Fellow at The Washington Institute and Director of the...

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  • Hidden Power: The strategic logic of organised crime

    Hidden Power: The strategic logic of organised crime

    Dr James Cockayne discusses his research on the strategic logic of organised crime and its role in the age of globalisation. Dr Cockayne shares his insights on where politics stops and where organized crime starts, forcing a rethink of...

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  • Where Goes the Alliance after Trump?

    Where Goes the Alliance after Trump?

    The Hon Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the United States from 2010 until January 2016, shares his views on the upcoming US election, tensions within the Republican party, and the wider implications of the election on US foreign policy....

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  • India’s Response to China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative

    India’s Response to China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative

    Dr Pradeep Taneja examines India’s response to China’s ambitious plan, the ‘One Belt, One Road’ global initiative, that will reshape its immediate neighbourhood as well as the Indian Ocean region. Xi Jinping has promoted...

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  • Iran: Ready for Re-engagement

    Iran: Ready for Re-engagement

    His Excellency Mr Abdolhossein Vahaji, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Australia, shares his views on Iran’s business, trade, and the bilateral relationship with Australia. Now that sanctions have been lifted, what are...

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  • Is the Law of Armed Conflict in Crisis?

    Is the Law of Armed Conflict in Crisis?

    Professor Marco Sassòli discusses how the international community can recommit to respect international humanitarian law (IHL). Widespread violations of IHL cause tremendous human suffering. Against this background, it is tempting to conclude...

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