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Department of International Relations (ANU)

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Australia as a supplier of uranium to the Asian region: Implications

Significant interest in Australia's uranium export industry has re-emerged in the face of increased energy demand, fears of eventual reduced supplies of traditional energy sources, further evidence of global climate change and prospective higher electricity prices. This paper examines how Australia will respond to that...

Religion, faith and global politics

Religion and the resurgence of faith-based foreign policies have become a central theme in contemporary world politics. In a series of short essays, Lorraine Elliott, Mark Beeson, Shahram Azbarzadeh, Greg Fealy and Stuart Harris investigate the main features of this resurgence and put to the...

Blair, Brown and the Gleneagles agenda: making poverty history, or confronting the global politics of unequal development?

Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, the UK prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer respectively, set out a highly ambitious ‘development’ agenda for 2005 at the Group of 8 annual summit in Gleneagles. This agenda embraced issues of aid and debt, trade and climate change...

American hegemony: a dangerous aspiration?

The Bush administration’s foreign policies have sparked off a round of new debates on America’s power and its international role. At the core of these debates are ideas of empire and hegemony, but these terms are used in many senses and often interchangeably. James L...

The challenge of United Nations reform

The international community founded the United Nations in 1945 as the centrepiece of an ambitious institutional strategy to prevent the recurrence of world war, global depression, and massive humanitarian crises. Sixty years later the world is again confronting multiple governance challenges, none of which can...