Strategic Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Rethinking Strategy and Statecraft

Today’s most pressing security challenges – great power conflict, economic dependence, climate change and other non-traditional threats such as pandemics – are...

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Why India-China Border Conflict Is Music to Pakistan’s Ears

Dr Claude Rakisits from our Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy analyses the potential geo-strategic ramifications of the outcome of this clash.

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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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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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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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Geoff Wiseman

Geoffrey Wiseman

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Geoffrey Wiseman is Professor and Director at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University (ANU). He came to ANU from the University of Southern California,...

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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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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. Her research focuses on the role of non-...

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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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