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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The risk of Australia reconsidering the Iran nuclear deal
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is reviewing if Australia should withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal – and that's a mistake says a University of Melbourne expert.
Putting museum power on the map
The 'soft power' of museums can now be mapped, assessed, and properly appreciated after University of Melbourne researchers created a unique online mapping tool
Is denuclearisation the ‘right’ goal for the US-North Korea Summit?
Ahead of the US-North Korea summit, a University of Melbourne expert asks whether the wellbeing of the people should be the focus, rather than denuclearisation.
The trouble with ceasefires
University of Melbourne research finds the 2016 ceasefire in Syria had unexpected consequences, ranging from an impact on rebel governance to humanitarian aid.