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  • Critical Juncture - Future Imperfect?[9 June 2017]

    Simon Reay Atkinson & Jean Jonathan Bogais discuss their project, entitled ‘Critical Juncture – Future Imperfect’.  They ask the question will the indivisibility of information with the technological result in Quantum AI displacing the Socio?

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  • Sarah Phillips writes on the 'The Norm of State-monopolised Violence From a Yemeni Perspective'[9 June 2017]

    In this new edited chapter, Dr Sarah Phillips examines the norms of state-monopolised violence from the perspective of Yemen. Phillips explores the interplay between violence and the state in Weberian terms, and illuminates why a distinction between state and non-state actors in the Yemeni context is unhelpful in understanding political violence in Yemen.

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  • Jean Jonathan Bogais presenting at CPG, Bangkok[9 June 2017]

    Jean Jonathan Bogais will be delivering two presentations next week at the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), which is located within the Faculty of Law at Thammasat University, Bangkok. The international seminar is entitled: "A Hotbed for Crises: Increasing Stakes and Growing Tensions in the South China Sea’. Professor Bogais will be presenting on ‘Dynamically Modelling Conflict Projection and Avoidance’, and a public talk on ‘Introducing Violence in Non-Violent Spaces’. He is a Senior Research Fellow at CPG working/advising on security, violence, anti-terrorism and conflict, as well as a Research Associate for the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) at the University of Sydney.

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  • Participatory Inequality in Online and Offline Political Engagement in Thailand[6 June 2017]

    Dr Aim Sinpeng recently published her new article, entitled 'Participatory Inequality in Online and Offline Political Engagement in Thailand', in Pacific Affairs. This paper finds that Facebook provides a platform for political engagement for those in the lower socio-economic status and has a potential to increase participation among the previously politically disengaged.

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  • Trump demands a post-post-truth response[1 June 2017]

    In his article in The Conversation, James Der Derain asks: Is Donald Trump post-truth, post-modern or simply preposterous?

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  • The Beginning(s) and End(s) of the International Order[23 May 2017]

    Professor Glenda Sluga from the School of History and Philosophical Inquiry (SOPHI) presented her work on international politics and order at the past CISS Global Forum held in April. Her notes from the presentation are now available to public on E-IR. Click to read.

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  • How much power can the government have?[17 May 2017]

    CISS associate, Dr. Aim Sinpeng was recently interviewed for SBS World News and SBS Thai to comment on political participation and state censorship of social media in Thailand. Dr. Sinpeng also wrote a memo for the Institute of Asian Research commenting on improving political engagement via Facebook in Thailand.

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  • Improving Political Engagement via Facebook in Thailand[2 May 2017]

    CISS associate, Dr. Aim Sinpeng discusses in her latest blog post on Asia Pacific Memo how Facebook helped improve political engagement in Thailand. Click to read the full memo.

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  • Frank Smith to present research on quantum technology's influence on international security at UC Berkeley[1 May 2017]

    Senior Lecturer Dr. Frank Smith, who is currently holding a visiting scholar position with the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley, will be presenting a paper on quantum technology's influence on international security as part of his work on Project Q: Peace and Security in a Quantum Age.

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  • What are North Korea's chemical-weapon capabilities?[1 May 2017]

    CISS Visiting Scholar, Dr. Cindy Vestergaard last week wrote a piece for The Interpreter discussing concerns raised over North Korea's chemical weapon capabilities. Click to read the full article.

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  • Wittgenstein and the Dangers of Certainty[1 May 2017]

    Director of the Sydney Democracy Network, Professor John Keane recently published his remarks, which were presented at last week's CISS Global Forum on Peace and Security Under Uncertainty workshop. The remarks were inspired by a set of aphorisms known as 'On Certainty' written by philospher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Click to read the full piece via The Conversation.

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  • Deterrence Isn't Enough to Keep Syria from Using Chemical Weapons[20 April 2017]

    CISS Visiting Scholar, Dr. Cindy Vestergaard recently published a story on The National Interest about the impact of deterrence on Syria's use of chemical weapons. Click to read the full article.

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