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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 6 January 2022 – Australian Politics, COVID-19, Elections, Policy, Politics

    What we know about politics after 2021

    The second year of the COVID-19 pandemic had a tangible impact on global democracy; University of Melbourne experts take look at what 2022 might have in store.

  7. 23 December 2021 – 2021, Australia, COP26, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change

    What we now know about climate change after 2021

    2021 made us focus on climate change as well as COVID-19; University of Melbourne experts discuss what we now know about climate change at the end of 2021

  8. 17 December 2021 – Caste System, History, India, Mahatma Gandhi, Racism

    Understanding modern attacks on Gandhi

    Statues of Mahatma Gandhi have been vandalised or removed around the world ; University of Melbourne experts explore why his likeness faces attacks today.

  9. 23 November 2021 – Asia, Asialink, Australia, Australia-China Relations, International Relations

    Finding Australia’s new Asia narrative

    A University of Melbourne expert says Australia’s challenge post-COVID is finding a new narrative for how it relates to its Asian neighbours, particularly China