This time things won’t be different in Iraq
US president Barack Obama in his televised speech regarding the military strike against the Islamic State (IS) last week spoke repeatedly not only of the humanitarian reasons for the precision strikes against the IS military forces, but also of strengthening Iraq as a vehicle for stability.
The state of Iraq
ANU experts have commented on the latest developments in Iraq and US President Barack Obama’s decision to authorise air strikes against Islamic State.
Foreign Minister opens Middle East conference
Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has opened an ANU conference on the Middle East, using her speech to express concern about the recent violence in Iraq and Syria.
Number one with a bullet
The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre has been named as Australia’s best university-based think tank in the 2013 Global Go To Think Tank report.
Thailand’s stark choice
As Thai opposition leader Suthep Thaugsuban calls protestors to arms, the country is heading for civil conflict, writes Andrew Walker.
The last chemical war
The elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons will be a task of unimaginable complexity, but this month’s progress is significant, writes KALMAN A ROBERTSON.
The secret’s out
In the spy business, the secret of success is that one’s successes remain secret, writes Rhys Crawley.
Prime Minister opens GJ Yeend Wing
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has officially opened the new section of the ANU Crawford School building, the GJ Yeend Wing.