Asia

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24
Nov

Xi Jinping: the confident new face of Chinese global integration

Australia has recently played host to several world leaders. Among them was Xi Jinping, of China, whose personal and political style have marked him out as a notable departure from the normally outwardly staid atmosphere of elite politics in China. Xi’s personal style is more informal and populist than his predecessors. His carefully managed image […]

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18
Nov

ANU experts comment on China-Australia free trade agreement

A number of ANU experts have made comment following the Federal Government’s announcement that Australia had struck a free trade agreement with China.

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14
Nov

ANU experts discuss China and India ahead of leader visits

ANU experts discuss issues surrounding the Australian visits of Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India.

Researchers have found that increases in fuel prices result in fewer fatalities on the road. Image: Flickr
12
Nov

Cheap petrol fuels road deaths

Fuel subsidies in countries such as Venezuela and Indonesia are fuelling high road death rates, and around 35,000 road deaths could be avoided each year by the removal of global fuel subsidies, a new study from ANU has found.

Singapore and US Navy ships on exercises in the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith/Released)
04
Nov

A new report warns Australia could be drawn into a conflict in the East China Sea

A new report by ANU and La Trobe University experts warns that Australia could be drawn into East China Sea conflict due to US alliance and deepening security ties with Japan.

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29
Oct

New book offers frank views on Australia-China ties

A new book on Australia’s links with China brings together new voices and fresh thinking on the shared future of the two nations.

Image Debbie Argue.
29
Oct

Hobbit-like cousins came from Africa, were not sick

On the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Homo floresiensis, an ANU archaeologist has dismissed suggestions our ancient hobbit-like cousins were really modern humans who suffered from medical syndromes.

Desmond Ball
26
Oct

Q&A – The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is Australia’s oldest, largest and highest ranking academic institute for strategic studies research, education and commentary. For close to 50 years the Centre has helped Australians understand the complexity of Asia’s strategic environment, Australia’s place in it, and the utility and application of armed force in international affairs. […]

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23
Oct

US-led intervention in Iraq not likely to work

The US-led military action against IS was unlikely to work and could have been avoided if the main regional actors had confronted the extremist group, according to one of Australia’s leading experts on the Middle East.

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22
Oct

ANU to host global diplomatic training

The Australian National University is set to host the world’s largest gathering of diplomacy experts and practitioners.

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Updated:  24 November 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Director, SCAPA/ Page Contact:  Director, SCAPA