Why Isn’t Beijing Excited About Xi’s Trip to the United States?

The recent stock market turbulence and rising questions about Xi’s competence mean China’s leadership has bigger issues to worry about than cybersecurity or bilateral trade writes FENG ZHANG.

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Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Has Australia ever had a humane asylum policy?

Many have accused today's government of defying a proud humanitarian tradition of welcoming persecuted people, but were Australia's past actions really motivated by humanitarianism asks CARLY GORDON.

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Image: Australian government/ Wikimedia commons

Investigating Chinese Hegemony

Launching Dr Feng Zhang's 'Chinese Hegemony: Grand Strategy and International Institutions in East Asian History'

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Will regional tensions shift the deadlock on Okinawa's military bases?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may soon achieve a long-pursued goal, the relocation of the controversial Futenma airbase in Okinawa, argue David Envall and Kerri Ng.

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Regional tensions and Okinawa's base politics

Tokyo briefings on Australia-Japan security relations

Three Bell School academics were recently hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, National Security Council and Defence Ministry in Tokyo.

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David Envall, William Tow, Ken Jimbo and Brendan Taylor



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 Jacinta O'Hagan

Jacinta O'Hagan

Jacinta O'Hagan is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations. Her current area of research and recent publications relate to the politics of humanitarianism...

Mathew Davies

My current research project focuses on the way in which human rights are socialised in international politics, with a particular interest in regional organisations as a key site of contestation...
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