Time for a new China vision

China is not seeking to break the rules of global order, writes Stuart Harris.

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Western thinking shouldn't mean frosty relations with China. Photo by AFP.

A victory for Russia

Vladimir Putin will see the Ukraine ceasefire agreement as a reward for his brinkmanship and a vindication of his strategy, writes Mathew Davies.

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Pro-Russian rebels ride an armoured vehicle in Ukraine. Photo by AFP.

IR student wins 2014 Boyer Prize

Carly Gordyn's article on Australia-Indonesia cooperation on asylum-seekers wins her the AIIA's 2014 Boyer Prize.

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In her own words: Julie Bishop on aid

Julie Bishop’s performance as Foreign Minister has been widely praised but her attempts to repackage Australia’s aid program have received very little attention. Benjamin Day examines the priorities driving Bishop’s ‘new aid paradigm'.

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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...

Katherine Morton

Dr Katherine Morton is a Senior Fellow in the Department of International Relations, and former Deputy Dean for Research at the College of Asia and the Pacific, at the Australian National University...

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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