Historian short-listed for PM's book prize

Historian Professor Joan Beaumont has been short-listed in the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Prize for Australian History for her book Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War.

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Professor Joan Beaumont. Photo by Penny Bradfield.

Australia; torn between worlds

Asia's cling to sovereignty means Australia is destined to have a schizophrenic foreign policy, writes Michael Wesley.

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Members of Pemuda Pancasila burn a picture of Tony Abbott during a protest over claims Australian spies targeted the phone of Indonesian Prime MInister Susilo Bambang Yudoyono. Photo by AFP.

Cloak and dagger history

ANU academic's new official history of ASIO captures the extraordinary story of Australia’s original spy catchers.

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Evdokia Petrov, wife of Soviet defector Vladimir Petrov, is taken away Russian couriers.

An inspired choice

‘Woman of influence’ Susan Harris-Rimmer is carving out a career of real action and positive change, writes BELINDA CRANSTON.

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Susan Harris-Rimmer. Photo by Jimmy Walsh.

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The School of International, Political and Strategic Studies (IPS) at The Australian National University houses the world’s foremost collection of experts working on the international, political, societal, and strategic affairs of Asia and the Pacific.



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Experience world-class education at IPS with graduate programs in diplomacy, international relations, strategic studies and military studies. We also offer a range of undergraduate courses on the politics and societies of Asia and the Pacific.

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