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Expert opinion and analysis on government, power, policy and people and how it shapes our world.

  1. 1 May 2023 – Asialink, Australian Foreign Affairs, Australian Politics, Defence, Security

    A shared vision for Australia’s security

    A University of Melbourne experts says Australia's government needs to explain their security vision for AUKUS to get public support for the defence partnership

  2. 17 April 2023 – Asia, Asialink, Education, Languages, Teaching and Learning

    Supporting our schools to develop Asia capable kids

    A University of Melbourne experts says Asia capable initiatives that only target adults and young adults leaves it far too late – it has to start in our schools

  3. 24 March 2023 – Australia-China Relations, China, International Relations, Melbourne University Press (MUP), United States

    The China divide

    What would Australia do if the US went to war against China? A new book from Melbourne University Press (MUP) explores Australia's role in the Pacific.

  4. 3 March 2022 – Asylum Seekers, Education, Higher Education, Refugees, Universities

    Australia’s universities must become more welcoming

    Welcoming Universities is a new initiative in Australia that aims to encourage refugees and asylum seekers into university, says University of Melbourne expert

  5. 17 February 2022 – Australia-China Relations, Australian Foreign Affairs, Australian Politics, Diplomacy, Fraser Oration

    Leadership in a changing world

    In the 2022 University of Melbourne Fraser Oration, Australia’s former China ambassador, Dr Geoff Raby AO, says Australia’s foreign policy needs strong leaders.

  6. 17 February 2022 – Australian Foreign Affairs, Diplomacy, India, International affairs, Quadrilateral Security Dialogue

    Australia and India partnering up within the Quad

    Bilateral agreements between Australia and India were a key feature of the Melbourne Quadrilateral Security Dialogue meeting says University of Melbourne expert

  7. 15 February 2022 – Cold War, Diplomacy, International Relations, Soviet Union, Ukraine

    Why Russia isn’t about to invade Ukraine soon

    Russia is unlikely to soon invade Ukraine as it’s already succeeding in stoking instability and making the US take notice, says University of Melbourne expert

  8. 14 February 2022 – Asia, Australian Foreign Affairs, Defence, Foreign Policy, South East Asia

    Southeast Asia matters to Australia

    A University of Melbourne expert says it’s in Australia’s national interest to engage strongly with Southeast Asia or risk a hole in its Indo-Pacific strategy.

  9. 2 February 2022 – Australia-China Relations, China, Diplomacy, International Relations, United States

    The impact of China on the Australia-US alliance

    To understand Sino-Australian relations, we must appreciate the triangular dynamics between Australia, China and the US, says University of Melbourne expert.