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Freedom of Expression in Crimea: Voices From Ukraine

A Ukrainian delegation of writers and human rights activists discuss the obstacles they face in their fight for freedom of expression in the region. This meeting is cosponsored with PEN America. …read more From::...

Freedom of Expression in Crimea: Voices From Ukraine

By Council on Foreign Relations A Ukrainian delegation of writers and human rights activists discuss the obstacles they face in their fight for freedom of expression in the region. This meeting is cosponsored with...

The Lessons of the Afghanistan Papers

By Kevin Huggard and Tamara Cofman Wittes, The Atlantic Americans need leaders who can tell them how and when they will decide to pull the plug. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Does Australia need a massive US naval base?

By Euan Graham The US Naval War College’s James Holmes, a strategist of serious stature, has suggested that the US Navy should establish a ‘massive’ base in Australia. This isn’t Holmes’s first stab at...

Xi Jinping’s annus horribilis

By Minxin Pei China’s strongman leader can’t seem to catch a break. From the trade war with the United States to the crisis in Hong Kong to international criticism of his human rights record,...

Rethinking Australia’s Taiwan policy

By Mark Harrison In January 2020, Taiwanese voters will go to the polls to elect their president and legislature. President Tsai Ing-wen from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is running for re-election against the...

A Pacific Peoples criminology?

By Miranda Forsyth, Sinclair Dinnen and Fiona Hukula The Australian Research Council recently circulated a consultation paper on new Field of Research Codes, one of which recognises the field of “Pacific Peoples Criminology” for...

The case for a royal commission into veteran suicide

By Luke Gosling In recent months, Australia’s veterans and their brave family members have been calling, ever more loudly, for a royal commission into veteran suicide. The need for a royal commission is real....

Triangulating Australia’s China debate

By Andrew Carr Australia’s discussion of China is less of a debate than two important schools of thought talking past each other. The values school is predominant, especially in government and the media. It...

The Green Deal will make or break Europe

By Mark Leonard European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s ambition to lead a ‘geopolitical commission’ has faced its first big test. European heads of state met last week to discuss her proposed European...

The circularity of land reform in Papua New Guinea

By Colin Filer The Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is still searching for ways to achieve its stated goal of ‘mobilising’ large areas of customary land for the purpose of ‘development’ while ‘empowering...

Framing the islands: of maps and minds

By Graeme Dobell The map of Pacific island maritime boundaries is also the image of a paradigm shift. This fundamental change in the understandings and imaginings of the islands was delivered by the UN’s...

Russia’s Second Best Protected City

By Russian Defense Policy S-400 deployments in the 2nd ADD The regiment, likely the 1489th SAM Regiment, has returned to its home base of Vaganovo ENE of StP. It’s supposed to begin combat duty...

Russia’s Second Best Protected City

By Russian Defense Policy S-400 deployments in the 2nd ADD The regiment, likely the 1489th SAM Regiment, has returned to its home base of Vaganovo ENE of StP. It’s supposed to begin combat duty...

Religion and Foreign Policy: Bridging the Divide

Rebecca Linder Blachly, Shaun Casey, and Suhail A. Khan discuss how to best provide policymakers with contextual information as they debate and vote on issues pertaining to religion, with Brie Loskota moderating. …read more...

Religion and Foreign Policy: Bridging the Divide

By Council on Foreign Relations Rebecca Linder Blachly, Shaun Casey, and Suhail A. Khan discuss how to best provide policymakers with contextual information as they debate and vote on issues pertaining to religion, with...

Unlocking foreign investment will drive Indonesia’s economy

By Donald Greenlees President Joko Widodo has expressed frustration to his economic advisers in recent months over Indonesia’s failure to attract a ‘fair share’ of the foreign investment dollars going into Southeast Asia. Even...

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