Japan and South Korea’s diplomatic dispute

(L-R) South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono following talks in Bangkok, 2...

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Kashmir: The Situation Is About to Get Much Worse

Prime Minister Modi’s decision to revoke the special status of Kashmir is a dramatic move which will have far-reaching repercussions, especially in India’s...

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"The Prime Minister of India visits UK Parliament" by UK Parliament is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Reaching peace in Afghanistan and the Pakistan factor

When Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan returned home last week after his 3-day trip to Washington, he received a hero’s welcome. It was as if he had just...

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President Donald J. Trump, joined by Prime Minister Imran Khan of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, speaks with reporters during their bilateral meeting Monday, July 22, 2019, in the Oval Office of the White House.

US terror designation for Balochistan Liberation Army will be welcomed in Pakistan—and China

In a recent article for the ASPI Strategist, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy Honourary Associate Professor Claude Rakisits writes about the implications of...

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"Lunch site at Hingol" by Nasha Ila is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

ANU to offer inaugural course in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diplomacy

Indigenous diplomatic practices have existed continuously on the Australian continent for tens of thousands of years, governing relations between A...

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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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Srinjoy Bose

Drawing on his training in political science, international relations, and political sociology, Dr Srinjoy Bose's research agenda is shaped by topics in Critical Peace research including peace transitions,...

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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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Jochen Prantl

Jochen Prantl is an Associate Professor in the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy and was Deputy Director (International Engagement) for the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs in 2017 to 2018. His research...

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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 and Keio University (Japan). Her...

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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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