News and Events
Elections in Singapore are so heavily stacked in favour of the long-ruling People's Action Party that the country's newly re-elected government is more authoritarian than democratic, writes Associate Professor Lily Rahim.
Australia has little to gain and much to lose in the current Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, writes Dr Patricia Ranald in The Age.
The popularity of community gardens is increasing across Australia. Already there are over 127 in or around Sydney, but what are they designed to do and how they can be included into policy? The Sydney Environment Institute looks at 'food justice' in community gardens.
By prioritising minorities we risk denying protection to some of Syria's most persecuted refugees, writes Suraina Pasha in Huffington Post Australia.
What makes Australia such a uniquely difficult place for leaders to keep their positions, asks Dr Anika Gauja in The Washington Post.
More than 80 percent of residents in the NSW North Coast region of Ballina oppose lethal responses to shark bites, new University of Sydney research shows.
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Can we expect success at the COP21 climate talks? Professor Tim Flannery joins expert climate panel[16 September 2015]
Upcoming climate talks must "set the tone for the future", renowned scientist and author Professor Tim Flannery will argue in a forum at the University of Sydney next week.
Citizens of the World[9 September 2015]
Sydney Democracy Network's Professor John Keane writes about the sanctuary and stinginess of states faced with the refugee crisis currently sweeping across Europe, for The Conversation.
Got 'Raw' Milk?[9 September 2015]
The Sydney Environment Institute investigates the good, the bad, and the ugly of the raw milk debate.
Assisting Al Qaeda[2 September 2015]
CISS researcher Dr. Sarah Phillips comments on how U.S. strategy could empower AQAP in Yemen, in a new article for Foreign Affairs Magazine.
True Grit: The Myths and Realities of Women in Combat[21 August 2015]
CISS Associate Dr. Megan MacKenzie writes about the myths and stereotypes associated with women in the U.S. military for Foreign Affairs Magazine.
Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais appointed Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC[21 August 2015]
Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais has recently been appointed as a Senior Associate (Non-resident), Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asian Studies, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC, U.S
Today, the Marie Bashir Institute and Centre for International Security Studies are pleased to release the interim report of Saving Lives: The Civil-Military Response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa.
A vision of hope under occupation: Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University[14 July 2015]
Palestinians surveying their history over the last few decades have precious little cause for optimism, with the theft and colonisation of their land and denial of their rights under Israeli occupation. But, according to Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, in his talk at the University hosted by the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (July 9), they can still find hope, if hope is to mean: “realising that ‘I’m not going through this by myself'”.