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Australia’s conversation about migrants and refugees is too often defined in the narrow terms of economic self-interests, security threats and humanitarian obligations. This publication examines many of the region’s most troubling situations of people on the move while giving considered attention to the opportunities for...
Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb, Professor William Maley and David Templeman take part in this panel discussion entitled 'National security: Suggested priorities for the incoming government' at The Australian National University on 6 October 2010. The event was moderated by Director of the National Security College...
Rod Lyon and William Maley look at Australia's interests in the Middle East from two very different perspectives: that of the strategic analyst, and that of the regional expert, enriched by a close knowledge of the countries and cultures of the Middle East.
This paper explores the implications of the looming Taliban Spring offensive on the international reconstruction and security effort in Afghanistan. It is argued that a more aggressive posture by Coalition forces toward the Taliban and more concerted international pressure on Pakistan is needed to ensure...
Despite what the defence minister says, the most striking thing about the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan is how different they are, writes William Maley
BRENDAN NELSON has been having a rather rough time as Defence Minister. His is genuinely a portfolio in...
With the assassination of one of its best provincial governors, Afghanistan could be on the brink of a fresh disaster, writes William Maley
LAST week, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf struck a remarkable deal with religious extremists in the tribal areas of the North...
Detention didn’t deter, argues William Maley
IMMIGRATION Minister Amanda Vanstone has not been well served by her department. She has been left to explain policies and practices which are indefensible (and in at least one case, to use her own expression, ‘insane’).
Amanda Vanstone’s new visa is a very small step forward, according to William Maley
THE ANNOUNCEMENT by the immigration minister, Amanda Vanstone, that the government will introduce new regulations to establish a Removal Pending Bridging Visa has been welcomed as a first step, albeit...
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...
Far from being rigorously protected, Australia's borders actually contain a gaping hole, argues William Maley. It is a hole through which tourists travel - but as the recent Willie Brigitte case shows, others with more sinister agendas can use it to enter Australia as well....