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

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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 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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