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  1. 18 August 2021 - Humanities

    Will Muslim-Majority States recognise the Afghan Taliban’s ‘Islamic’ regime?

    By Islamic standards, the Taliban regime is unusually narrow. A University of Melbourne expert says Muslim-majority states should pause before recognising it.

  2. 1 July 2021 - Humanities

    Public sentiment in China cools towards Australia

    A poll of Chinese attitudes towards Australia shows that deteriorating relations are being reflected in the general public, says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 17 May 2021 - Humanities

    What you need to know about the status of Taiwan

    Australia should be wary of sending mixed policy signals over Taiwan as the status quo is better than other scenarios, says University of Melbourne expert

  4. 27 November 2020 - Humanities

    Australia’s universities need to be free to engage globally

    An Australian government veto power on overseas university agreements puts at risk the benefits of international engagement warn University of Melbourne experts

  5. 10 September 2020 - Design

    New foreign relations bill puts ‘city diplomacy’ at risk

    Proposed legislation to veto international city agreements if inconsistent with foreign policy puts city diplomacy at risk say University of Melbourne experts.

  6. 9 August 2020 - Humanities

    Diplomacy at a distance

    In the face of department cuts, Australia’s diplomats are working during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety and security of many Australians.

  7. 10 March 2020 - Learning & Teaching

    The soft power of education

    Australia has been consistent about the way education can build our nation’s soft power, but University of Melbourne experts say this approach needs updating.

  8. 13 February 2020 - Public Affairs

    Asia’s most eligible cities

    City alliances are important for diplomacy but University of Melbourne experts say Australian cities have overlooked some Asian metropolises. Here's their top 5

  9. 18 October 2019 - Public Affairs

    Australia’s incredible shrinking Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Diplomacy could be helping to further Australia’s interests, but with continuing DFAT budget cuts, University of Melbourne experts say it isn't a priority.

  10. 14 April 2019 - Legal Affairs

    International law, diplomatic asylum and Julian Assange

    A University of Melbourne expert says a changing interpretation of international laws and treaties is key to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's recent arrest.