Assistant Professor Aleksandar Marsavelski
Typology of Crimes of Political Parties in Armed Conflicts
Re-examining the Lotus Case (France v Turkey) (1927)
Professor Nico Schrijver
Presenting on 'The Role of Elected Members on the Security Council: Key Players or Lame Ducks?'
Dr Eric Jensen

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2018: WWI Armistice 100th Anniversary

Last week, on November 11, the centenary of the armistice ending WWI was commemorated. Various articles marking this significant occasion are detailed below: ‘The Price of Peace’ ASPI provides a historical summary of the Great War and its enduring significance for Australia – see also here. ‘WWI’s Depressing Lessons for Asia’ Foreign Policy analyses China’s leadership […]

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UNSC Expert: Crime Gangs Amass “Staggering Profits” in Conflict Zones

As part of the annual briefing led by UN peacekeeping operations, Tuesday Reitano (Deputy Director of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime) explained last week that international crime gangs are generating around $31.5 billion in illicit profits in conflict areas alone. Summarised by UN News here.

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ASPI – “The Month in WPS – October 2018”

This monthly summary article by ASPI covers various events of significance for the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda taking place over the past month. Discussion includes the 18th anniversary of UNSC resolution 1325, and the fact that Australian women are still cut off from national security debates. Foreign Policy similarly argues recently that women are key […]

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Australia’s Major General Cheryl Pearce announced as Force Commander of UNFICYP

On 8 November, the UN Secretary-General announced that Australia’s Major-General Cheryl Pearce will be the new Force Commander of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). The official statement is available here. The significance of the announcement is analysed by ASPI below; see also this related UN News story summarising the statements of a peacekeeping […]

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US DOJ Releases 2014 OLC Opinion Approving 2014 ISIS Airstrikes

Last week, Lawfare reported that the US Department of Justice had released a 2014 Office of Legal Counsel opinion approving airstrikes against ISIS under the president’s constitutional Article II powers. The full opinion is available below:

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“Why Militaries Must Destroy Cities to Save Them”

A new article on the Modern War Institute discusses the unique nature of modern urban combat. The author argues, inter alia, that since cities will almost certainly be where future wars take place, the US and other militaries must prepare and adapt for this new reality. See also this related piece from the Small Wars Journal.  

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Security Implications of the Recent US Midterms

A recent article written by Daniel Byman for Lawfare last week analyses the possible security implications of the recent US midterm election results. Byman suggests that having a Democrat-controlled House may assist in decreasing the risk of terrorism, limiting post-9/11 wars and restoring coherence to US Middle East policy. The full article is available here.

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“The Army Signal Corps Must Change its Culture”

A new blog post on the Small Wars Journal website, written by active serviceman Colonel Joseph Pishock, identifies numerous cultural issues with the current US Signal Corps. Colonel Pishock argues that the Corps is at a crossroads, and that its purpose – either to comply with network security directives, or accomplish missions while accepting prudent risk – is […]

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 29, No. 3) published

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (EJIL) has recently been published. The overarching theme for this issue is “Perpetrators and Victims of War” – as previously detailed by EJIL Editor-in-Chief Joseph Weiler here – and the full table of contents is available on the Journal’s website here. The free access article included in this […]

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US Pushes for Cease-Fire in Yemen

The US Secretaries of State and Defense have recently called for a cease-fire in Yemen, Foreign Policy reports. At an event held at the United States Institute of Peace on October 30, Secretary of Defence James Mathis appeared to indicate a 30-day deadline for a cease-fire between conflicting parties in the region: In a separate press statement, Secretary […]

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APCML HIGHLIGHTS

APCML aims to promote greater understanding of and increased respect for the Rule of Law in all aspects of military affairs both within the Australian Defence Force and amongst militaries in the Asia Pacific Region.

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