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  1. 3 May 2018 - Public Affairs

    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.

  2. 16 April 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Does it matter that strikes against Syria violate international law?

    The air strikes in Syria by the US, UK and France violate the UN Charter and international law; a University of Melbourne expert looks at what's at stake.

  3. 14 June 2017 - Humanities

    The reality of terrorism: Old and new

    Following the terror attacks in London and Manchester, a University of Melbourne expert looks at how terrorism has changed, and if it's changed that much.

  4. 11 April 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Why is Russia still supporting Syria?

    As the G7 puts pressure on Russia to cut ties with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, the University of Melbourne examines why Russia is still supporting Syria.

  5. Podcast16 September 2016 - The Policy Shop

    ‘A crisis that very much has a child’s face’

    The war in Syria has sparked the largest forced migration crisis since the Second World War. Has policy failed refugees, and what should Australia's role be?

  6. 13 January 2016 - Humanities

    The fight to save Syrian antiquities

    With hostilities continuing to rage in Syria, the fight is also on to save the country's precious cultural heritage

  7. 17 November 2015 - Public Affairs

    Strong values and resilience will beat terrorism

    The Paris attacks show only a combined effort across all levels – and our democratic values – can defeat the uncertainties and risks global terrorism brings.

  8. 15 November 2015 - Public Affairs

    Don’t rush in, think about the bigger picture

    A robust military response to the Paris attacks must be rejected for a broader solution to the refugee crisis across the Middle East.

  9. 14 October 2015 - Public Affairs

    How Putin’s bombers are raising the stakes

    Vladimir Putin has dramatically raised the stakes across the Middle East by launching his jets on IS targets in Syria, says University of Melbourne expert

  10. 12 October 2015 - Legal Affairs

    The refugee boats keep coming, but we’re making a difference

    Shaan Ali was moved by a harrowing image of a Syrian mother and child to leave his European holiday to help on the frontline of the refugee crisis in Greece.