Published in an environment of significant political uncertainty in both the US and Europe, this report focuses on the long-standing and fundamental drivers behind U.S and European policymaking, and sets out recommendations to address key structural factors that threaten the durability of the transatlantic relationship....
With the first stage of the negotiations now complete and discussions set to turn to the future partnership, now is the time for the UK to decide what it wants for its long-term future outside of the EU.
Indonesia has been ignoring its leadership role in ASEAN, even though that organisation has the potential to be a valuable tool for extending Indonesian influence.
CEDA has assembled some of Australia’s leading thinkers on the global economy, global security and global governance to analyse the current state of play and assess how Australia is responding.
On 16 October 2017, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly elected fifteen new members to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, including Australia for the first time.
This paper examines the electoral process to serve on UN organs and bodies, exploring the opportunities for representation and what it often takes to ensure that candidacies are successful in an inherently competitive field.
This report tracks investment in, and performance of, the national research system in an international setting, combining a variety of indicators to present a multifaceted factual view of the UK’s comparative performance in research.
This report assesses the most plausible policy options facing the UK in seeking to negotiate free movement reform.
Australia's only government body charged with hearing complaints of human rights by Australian business abroad is failing. This report finds that the Australian National Contact Point is tucked away in Treasury and barely resourced. The majority of complaints are dismissed at the initial assessment stage....
This independent report, commissioned by WHO and written by Sir Liam Donaldson, reflects on the trends, achievements and challenges in global health over the past decade during which Dr Margaret Chan has been Director-General of WHO.
Australia is currently bidding for another term on the United Nations Security Council in 2029–30 as well as seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2018–20. But Australia’s broader engagement with the United Nations is patchy and underwhelming. It needs to be upgraded...
Southeast Asia is one of the most diverse regions on the planet, and its geopolitical importance is on the rise. While individual states in this part of the world have been strategically significant in the past, Southeast Asia now finds itself thrust into the limelight...
This white paper confirms the Prime Minister’s vision of an independent, truly global UK and an ambitious future relationship with the EU.
On 17 January 2017 the Prime Minister set out the twelve principles which will guide the government in fulfilling the democratic will...
Aid organisation, CARE International, has issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.
The report features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central...
In 1996 DFAT and Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) initiated an accreditation scheme for NGOs participating in the official Australian aid program. Accreditation enables NGOs to participate in the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).
Accreditation acts as a front-end risk management and due diligence process....
India’s attempt to secure membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) failed at the plenary meeting in Seoul on 24 June 2016, when China led some sixteen of the forty-eight member countries, to deny it membership on “procedural” grounds, its arguments supported by India’s long-held...
The Philippines had a major, if unenforceable, win against China in the 12 July South China Sea Arbitration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. But the implications go beyond the bilateral dispute between China and the Philippines and it carries...