Gareth Evans


The fifth estate: democracy in action

‘Democracy is the worst form of government,’ Winston Churchill famously said, ‘except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time’. But democracies come in very different shapes and sizes. And they’re always evolving; sometimes in response to pressure from within the...

The role of international NGOs: the International Crisis Group as a case study

Gareth Evans examines how non-state actors are increasingly of more importance in the prevention and resolution of crisis and conflict.

Nuclear weapons: the state of play

The Crawford School of Public Policy’s Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNND) this week launched in Geneva a major book-length report (55)authoritatively documenting the unhappily diminishing global enthusiasm for nuclear disarmament, and the growing risks of nuclear proliferation. Co-edited by Centre Director Ramesh Thakur...

The 2009 Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture : the challenge of nuclear disarmament

Former Australian Foreign Minister and president of the International Crisis Group Gareth Evans discusses the difficult issues around nuclear disarmament in the 18th annual Stephen Murray-Smith Lecture. This lecture was held at the State Library of Victoria on 14 September 2009.