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Australia and the 1951 Refugee Convention
Analyses
Australia and the 1951 Refugee Convention
In this Analysis, Khalid Koser argues that the implementation of the 1951 Refugee Convention is failing the interests of both states and refugees. Koser argues that Australia is…
Commentary
Gold standard trade deal is now littered with many pitfalls
Gold standard trade deal is now littered with many pitfallsLeon BerkelmansSydney Morning Herald15 April 2015Leon Berkelmans
Analyses
Australian foreign fighters: Risks and responses
In this Analysis, Andrew Zammit argues that Australians fighting in Iraq and Syria pose a threat to Australia’s security and examines the options for responding to that threat,…
Analyses
Australia and climate change negotiations: at the table, or on the menu?
In this Analysis, Howard Bamsey and Kath Rowley argue that any failure to pay proper, high-level attention to the current international climate change negotiations raises several…
Commentary
Don't turn away from Vanuatu's destruction
Don't turn away from Vanuatu's destructionJenny Hayward-JonesABC The Drum17 March 2015Please click here for the online text.Jenny Hayward-Jones
Analyses
Full spectrum defence: Re-thinking the fundamentals of Australian defence strategy
In this Analysis, Alan Dupont argues that successive Australian governments have failed to define an effective national defence strategy. Australia needs a defence strategy that…
Reports
Chinese aid in the Pacific
In this interactive Lowy Institute map, Philippa Brant illustrates China’s growing foreign aid program in the Pacific Islands region.Philippa Brant
Commentary
The Geopolitics of Chinese Aid
The Geopolitics of Chinese aid: Mapping Beijing’s Funding in the PacificDr Philippa BrantForeign Affairs4 March 2015Please click here for the online text.Philippa Brant
Commentary
Setting the field: Australia-India engagement in Southeast Asia
Setting the field: Australia-India engagement in Southeast AsiaDanielle RajendramPragati12 January 2014Please click here for the full online text.Danielle Rajendram