Conflict management

Book

21 Mar 2018

The authors in this interdisciplinary collection draw on their in‑depth knowledge of peacebuilding and development contexts in different parts of Asia, the Pacific and Africa to examine the messy and dynamic realities of hybridity ‘on the ground’.

Report

31 Oct 2017

This report looks at how Jakarta's policies have affected the independence movement in Papua, human rights investigations and local elections.

Guide

1 Aug 2017

While most aspects of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) have been well documented, less has been said about the significant contribution of the Pacific Island police who served with it.

Report

11 Jul 2017

Thailand’s status as a relatively stable and predictable partner, in both business and geopolitical terms, is now imperilled.

Report

21 Jun 2017

This report looks at climate change and conflict issues through the lens of sensible risk-management to draw new conclusions about the challenge we now face.

Discussion paper

16 Jun 2017

Melanesia is characterised by complex interactions among land and natural resource uses, legal and political institutions, and interest groups. These interactions play out at the national level, where institutions have been profoundly shaped by an interplay of ‘local’ and ‘global’ orders and by the political...

Report

1 Dec 2016

Overview

The Afghanistan: Lessons from Australia’s Whole-of-Government Mission Report , commissioned by the Department of Defence, in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Federal Police, outlines the strengths, good practices and challenges of Australia’s mission in Afghanistan...

Commentary

Article

5 Oct 2016

Introduction

In a surprise outcome, the Colombian population has voted ‘No’ in the 2 October plebiscite to the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. With 99.98 per cent of votes counted, the plebiscite...

Audio podcast

15 Sep 2016

For this episode, Kate spoke with Umar Werfete. Umar is a lecturer and a head of research at the State Islamic University of Jayapura in Papua, Indonesia.

He also researches religious issues in Papua in his position within the Division for Research and Development,...

Report

1 Aug 2016

Assesses the impact of Chega! , the commission that documented human rights violations committed throughout Indonesia's 24-year-long occupation of Timor-Leste.

It is now 10 years since the publication of Chega! (the final report of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation, known by its...

Report

21 Jun 2016

Uses Israel's recent wars to identify issues relevant to the Australian Army’s preparation for future conflict.

Overview

Israel is in a state of continuous conflict, frequently of the armed variety, and not uncommonly achieving levels of violence that qualify as war. Significant...

Report

13 Jun 2016

Introduction

The first anniversary of an outbreak of communal violence in Tolikara, Papua is approaching, with a fragile reconciliation in place and many issues left unresolved. The “Tolikara Incident” on 17 July 2015 has been variously portrayed as an issue of religious intolerance...

Report

13 May 2016

The personal network of Abu Gar, one man involved in last January's terrorist attack in Jakarta, shows how the communal conflicts in Ambon and Poso continue to haunt Indonesia.

This latest report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), traces the violent...

Guide

31 Dec 2015

As experiences in Afghanistan, Bosnia, the Central African Republic, Iraq, Rwanda, South Sudan, Syria and Timor-Leste have all too clearly demonstrated, contemporary situations of armed conflict and other situations of violence can have a devastating impact on civilians. Today, armed conflict is more often taking...

Book

17 Sep 2015

Overview

Timor-Leste has made impressive progress since its historic achievement of independence in 2002. From the instability that blighted its early years, the fledgling democratic country has achieved strong economic growth and a gradual reinstatement of essential social services. A decade on in...

Report

31 May 2015

This paper examines the factors behind the reluctance of the ruling elites in the Sulu islands, in the Philippines, to join a region that will be dominated by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) from central Mindanao.

Introduction

The plebiscite on a...

Report

20 Apr 2015

This paper explores contemporary official and scholarly thinking on aid, development, conflict prevention and strategic shaping to try to identify promising avenues to promote regional growth and stability in a tight budget environment.

Overview

As Australia focuses on its global interests in...

Report

17 Apr 2015

The Sudan conflict has been one of the longest running in contemporary African history. This paper provides an update on the current crisis in South Sudan.

Executive summary

In mid-December 2013, the newly formed country of South Sudan erupted into violence, creating...

Video

13 Apr 2015

His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão is the Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment for the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. He has served as President of his country for five years, Prime Minister for seven and a half years and was a central figure in...

Report

9 Feb 2015

This paper looks at how political power in Aceh is moving away from the old Free Aceh Movement government-in-exile.

Introduction

Political dynamics within the top ranks of the former rebel Free Aceh Movement (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka, GAM) suggest that a generational transfer...

Overview

 

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