international affairs

Madeline Gleeson

The senior research associate is recognised for her work on international human rights and refugee law.

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Australia is happy to set down standards for other nations, but bristles when these same rules are applied to itself, writes George WiIlliams.


Australia must use what leverage it has with the US to urge a cogent, measured and co-ordinated response to Russia’s Syrian intervention, writes Alan Dupont.


Dubious intelligence sharing and asylum seeker deals aside, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s visit to Iran is an important step in bringing the pariah state back into the international mainstream, writes Antony Billingsley.

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Future historians may well come to see 2014 as a bellwether year in international affairs, marking an epochal shift to a new, more turbulent world order, writes Alan Dupont.