International Relations

Politics and International Relations Seminar Series

How did the Taliban come back so successfully from utter defeat? Prof. Farrell draws on the literatures on civil wars and on military adaptation, to identify and unpack of two sets of factors that explain relative success of insurgencies: first are the availability of social resources, and second are factors that drive and enable military adaptation.

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From DFAT to KPMG: Catherine shines a light on gender diversity and national security

Since graduating from Monash with a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificate in International Relations, Catherine Kimonides has had an amazing career that has taken her around the world: from her internship with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra, to several positions with the Department of Defence in locations including Korea,…

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Aspiring diplomat wins UNICEF impact challenge

Last month at the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations conference in Sydney, current first year Bachelor of Arts/Laws student Yasmin Poole led her team to win the UNICEF Impact Challenge for best refugee policy in regards to Manus and Nauru refugees. The aspiring diplomat joined 600 delegates from countries around the world (such as India, Philippines,…

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Honourable Consul General Ibu Dewi Wahab shares powerful insight into Australia and Indonesia’s relationship.

Monash Arts was delighted to present the inaugural lecture in the Dean’s Alumni Speaker Series, ‘Strengthening Australia and Indonesia’s Bilateral Relations’, at Melbourne’s iconic Windsor Hotel last week. Over 160 guests attended this free event with alumni, students and friends joining colleagues from partner organisations such as: Australia Indonesia Centre, Consulate General of Indonesia, Herb…

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Dr Steven Zech selected as a recipient of the Terrorism Research Initiative award

Dr Steven Zech was selected as a recipient of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI, http://www.terrorism-research.org/about/) award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Field of Terrorism and Counter-terrorism Studies. Steven plans to finish converting the dissertation (Between Two Fires: Civilian Resistance during Internal Armed Conflict in Peru, University of Washington, 2016) into a book this summer and will…

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Was embracing the market a necessary evil for Labour and Labor?

Wayne Swan has drawn a parallel between the the ALP’s ‘Laborism’ and New Labour’s ‘Third Way’ in the UK. Number 10/flickr, CC BY-NC by Keshia Jacotine, Monash University This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative between The Conversation and the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh…

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