Asia

Image courtesy of Philip Jogenstedt on flickr.
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. […]

Image by The US Army on flickr.
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.

Photo courtesy of Andy L on flickr.
17
Oct

Trade leak highlights tensions among Pacific nations

The latest leak over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) highlights ongoing tensions between the 12 nations trying to negotiate the trade pact, says Australian National University trade law expert Dr Matthew Rimmer.

Professor Peter Drysdale.
17
Oct

Emeritus professor wins 2014 Japan Foundation award

Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale has received the Japan Foundation Award for 2014 for his pioneering work in the study of economic policy in Japan and East Asia, the formation of APEC, and economic exchange between Australia and Japan.

Academics of University of Yangon completed a course at ANU
10
Oct

Partnership to help Myanmar rebuild

Twelve Myanmar academics have graduated from a two-week course that will enable them to contribute to the rebuilding of their country.

Defence Minister David Johnston launching a book from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.
03
Oct

Defence Minister launches book on the future of defence

Defence Minister David Johnston has launched a book from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre on the future of the country’s defence.

Picture by Belinda Pratten
18
Sep

Public policy resilience and the reform narrative

The following speech is from former Treasury Secretary Ken Henry, which was delivered at The Crawford School of Public Policy on Tuesday 16 September 2014.

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Updated:  31 October 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Director, SCAPA/ Page Contact:  Director, SCAPA