In Hedley’s footsteps

Meet Jack Georgieff – a former international relations and Hedley Bull Scholar who’s doing his part to make the world more secure.

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Jack Georgieff. Photo by David Paterson.

A death cult by any other name

There’s no point in denying Islamic State for what they are – a brutal and nascent state, argues Mathew Davies.

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Why making foreign aid policy is like choosing a car

Asking states about what they 'drive' can reveal a lot more about their international aid decisions.

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This time things won't be different in Iraq

History shows the fragility of Iraq is not a passing phenomenon, writes Mathew Davies.

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Islamic State fighters. Photo by AFP.

International relations as art, not science

Professor William Tow argues that China has more central agendas on its plate than merely coercing Australia to relinquish its alliance with the United States.

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Yongwook Ryu

Yongwook Ryu

Yongwook Ryu specialises in IR theory, the international relations of East Asia, identity politics, regionalisation, and the foreign policies of China, Japan, and Korea. His doctoral work...

Katherine Morton

Dr Katherine Morton is a specialist on China's domestic politics and international relations with a particular focus on environmental governance, non-traditional and human security, and the...

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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