International relations

Report

A snapshot of practice in the Australian-based international development sector
22 Feb 2019

This report is a ‘snapshot’ of a study commissioned by the Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network, and undertaken by Coffey International Development. The aim is to provide a point-in-time understanding as to how research findings are communicated and taken up in policy and practice,...

Report

19 Feb 2019

The indications that favour a new start for the bilateral relationship between Australia and India are explored in this paper, as are contra-indications – a summary of past failures.

Policy report

19 Feb 2019

The principles of free market, liberal, democratic capitalism are under assault, argues Emeritus Professor Wolfgang Kasper in this essay.

Report

Inquiry into access to free trade agreements by small and medium enterprises
18 Feb 2019

This report urges the Australian government to continue including specific small and medium enterprises (SMEs) chapters in trade agreements, as well as introducing a focus on e-commerce in future free trade agreements.

Report

18 Feb 2019

This research paper examines the use of human rights impact assessments in developing trade agreements, considering developing practice in this area and their usefulness as policy tools for states.

Report

14 Feb 2019

CEDA’s 2019 Economic and Political Overview looks back at the economic and political events that shaped 2018, as well as looking ahead to 2019. A new addition for 2019 is an overview of policy and how it relates to economic and political outcomes. Issues are...

Report

14 Feb 2019

The Committee reports on its Inquiry into Australia's relationship with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Report

ASPI Strategic Insights
14 Feb 2019

This collection of articles from ASPI’s The Strategist comprises a diversity of perspectives on the relationship between the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue and a range of countries’ national and regional interests.

Report

14 Feb 2019

This paper argues that the fear of a foreign invasion has driven post-Revolutionary Iran to pursue active contacts with terrorist organisations, but Tehran has also worked closely with Washington against al-Qaeda and in post-invasion Iraq.

Report

11 Feb 2019

This special report explains the importance of the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) to their respective countries and how economic relations could be reshaped in the coming months and years.

Policy

Our Plan to protect Australia and keep Australians safe
11 Feb 2019

A plan launched by Prime Minister Scott Morrison which "sets out plainly what a re-elected Morrison Liberal Nationals Government will continue to do to keep Australians safe and secure".

Survey

10 Feb 2019

Results from the Pew Research Center’s Spring 2018 Global Attitudes Survey, conducted in 26 nations, show that worries about ISIS and North Korea persist, as fears about American power grow.

Report

8 Feb 2019

To advance a robust bilateral policy debate about the key role of deterrence in Indo-Pacific strategy, the United States Studies Centre and Pacific Forum hosted a Track 1.5 US-Australia Indo-Pacific Deterrence Dialogue in Canberra in December 2018. This summary report reflects the authors’ accounts of...

Report

7 Feb 2019

This paper argues that to increase potential growth, Russia needs comprehensive economic and institutional reforms that, in turn, will be conditioned by political reforms and by improved economic and political relationships with the United States, the European Union and Russia’s neighbours.

Report

7 Feb 2019

The Iranian Revolution in 1979 saw attitudes towards the US change in that country because of perceptions that it had worked with the Shah to subjugate Iranians. The current perception of the US in Saudi Arabia is a complex one - the US remains an...

Briefing paper

6 Feb 2019

For European countries and institutions as well as for transatlantic relations, 2019 will be a pivotal year. With several important leadership, policy, and structural transitions taking place in capitals and Brussels, there will be instability and uncertainty but from this could stem more positive dynamics....

Briefing paper

6 Feb 2019

This paper argues that the United States should pursue an exit strategy that is based on realistic timelines, supports a viable peace process that achieves a legitimate, representative Afghan government, seeks to protect the political and social gains made over almost 20 years, and provides...

Working paper

6 Feb 2019

The fourth industrial revolution involves the continuous and cyclical flow of information and actions between the physical and digital worlds. This revolution can potentially create a hyper-connected defence-industry-research-academia ecosystem able to continually innovate.

Report

Digital tourism and Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories
30 Jan 2019

In this report, Amnesty International documents how online booking companies are driving tourism to illegal Israeli settlements and contributing to their existence and expansion.

Briefing paper

29 Jan 2019

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, Treaty, signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Communist Party General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, was a profound achievement. It was the first bilateral nuclear arms control treaty to ban an entire class of weapons. It contained...

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