Covid-19 is the ultimate test of Imran Khan’s leadership of Pakistan

BY CLAUDE RAKISITS. During this pandemic, much of the world’s attention has been focused on China and on how Covid-19 outbreaks are being handled in various...

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Image: Imran Khan, Wikimedia Commons

Interests, Negotiations, and the US-Taliban Agreement

BY WILLIAM MALLEY In the signing on 29 February 2020 of the agreement between the United States and the Taliban, not all interests align. All Afghan actors are...

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A Chance for Peace or a Rush to the Exit?

BY WILLIAM MALEY The US has signed an historic agreement with the Taliban.

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Kashmir: A Grand Bargain

BY CLAUDE RAKISITS It has been well over six months since the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to revoke by presidential order Jammu...

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Image: Kashmir / image provided by Blackbox

Humanitarian Negotiation With Armed Groups

Humanitarians operate on the frontlines of today's armed conflicts, where they regularly negotiate to provide assistance and to protect vulnerable civilians....

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The Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD) exists to promote and advance world-class research, teaching, and training in diplomacy. As the only such institute in the southern hemisphere, APCD serves as the focal point for diplomacy at The Australian National University – generating world-class research on diplomacy, providing high-quality graduate and post-graduate teaching, delivering diplomatic training to practitioners, convening seminars and conferences, hosting visiting scholars, and implementing externally funded research projects.

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We deliver a range of professional development short courses in two formats - scheduled courses and tailored courses - to enhance the skills, knowledge and understanding of practitioners and policymakers in the field of diplomacy.

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William Maley (AM)

Professor William Maley is Professor of Diplomacy at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, where he served as Foundation Director from 1 July 2003 to 31 December 2014.

He taught for many years in the School...

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William Fisher

Mr William Fisher was the Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism until joining the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy in 2014. He was previously the Australian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to La Francophonie...

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Claude Rakisits

Claude Rakisits

Dr Rakisits has had almost 20 years of experience in the Australian public sector, including in the Departments of Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Office of National...

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Lauren Richardson

Lauren Richardson

Lauren Richardson is Director of Studies and Lecturer at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy. Previously she taught Northeast Asian Relations at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the role of non-...

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Greg Fry

Greg Fry is Honorary Associate Professor in the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at ANU and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Government, Development and International Affairs, University of the South...

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