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Sixty Years On: The Bay of Pigs Invasion

April 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, a clandestine CIA operation to overthrow the Castro regime in Cuba. Its failure dented American prestige and changed the nature of the relationship between Cuba and the United States forever. Learn what happened, what lessons were learnt, and not learnt, and what impact this event... [More]
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<p>April 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, a clandestine CIA operation to overthrow the Castro regime in Cuba. Its failure dented American prestige and changed the nature of

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16 Apr
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<p>April 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, a clandestine CIA operation to overthrow the Castro regime in Cuba. Its failure dented American prestige and changed the nature of

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16 Apr

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Contest for the Indo-Pacific: Why China Won’t Map the Future

According to Rory Medcalf, the Indo-Pacific is both a geographical location and a strategic concept, and is now becoming increasingly central to global prosperity and security. Medcalf, an Australian academic and Head of the National Security College at ANU, believes that the Indo-Pacific will either become the arena for the largest international... [More]
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<p>According to Rory Medcalf, the Indo-Pacific is both a geographical location and a strategic concept, and is now becoming increasingly central to global prosperity and security. Medcalf, an

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26 Apr

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Merchants of Death: International Arms Trade 2021

Various arms limitation agreements in the 20th c failed to halt the lucrative international arms trade. Each year there are massive arms trade exhibitions across the world where ex politicians, including Tony Blair, have acted as lobbyists for both governments and commercial arms dealing companies. Cruise missiles, state of the art drone technology... [More]
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<p>Various arms limitation agreements in the 20th c failed to halt the lucrative international arms trade. Each year there are massive arms trade exhibitions across the world where ex politicians,

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03 May

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Silent Invasion: China's Influence in Australia

In 2008, Clive Hamilton was bewildered to see a pro-Tibet protest in Canberra overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students, with no response from Australian authorities. In 2016, the revelation that wealthy Chinese businessmen with links to the Chinese Communist Party had become major political donors in Australia prompted Hamilton to write a... [More]
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<p>In 2008, Clive Hamilton was bewildered to see a pro-Tibet protest in Canberra overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students, with no response from Australian authorities. In 2016, the revelation

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10 May

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Sixty Years On: The Cuban Missile Crisis

Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. We will find out what happened, what lessons were learnt, and not learnt, and what impact this event still has on our world today. This course will be delivered both face-to-face at WEA Sydney and online via the online platform Zoom simultaneously. Enrolling students need to... [More]
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<p>Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. We will find out what happened, what lessons were learnt, and not learnt, and what impact this event still has on our world

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14 May
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<p>Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. We will find out what happened, what lessons were learnt, and not learnt, and what impact this event still has on our world

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14 May

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The Basics of Civil Aviation Politics

One of the most globalised, technology- intensive industries that is also an essential part of many of our lives. We take a look at the evolution, deregulation, alliance and protection in this industry. This course will be delivered both face-to-face at WEA Sydney and online via the online platform Zoom simultaneously. Enrolling students need to... [More]
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<p>One of the most globalised, technology- intensive industries that is also an essential part of many of our lives. We take a look at the evolution, deregulation, alliance and protection in this

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17 May
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<p>One of the most globalised, technology- intensive industries that is also an essential part of many of our lives. We take a look at the evolution, deregulation, alliance and protection in this

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17 May

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The Political Power of Global Corporations

John Mikler has long been concerned with the lack of clarity surrounding the role of international corporations in the political process. Mikler, an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, argues that global corporations are political actors with complex identities and strategies,... [More]
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<p>John Mikler has long been concerned with the lack of clarity surrounding the role of international corporations in the political process. Mikler, an Associate Professor in the Department of

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24 May

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Islam in France: Between Terror and Liberalism

An analysis of the recent events in France including President Macron’s decision to contain Islamic separatism in the French society through a bill to prevent and contain the growth of an "alternative Islamist society", the beheading of the French school teacher Samuel Paty after showing a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad in his classroom, and... [More]
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<p>An analysis of the recent events in France including President Macron’s decision to contain Islamic separatism in the French society through a bill to prevent and contain the growth of an "

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31 May
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<p>An analysis of the recent events in France including President Macron’s decision to contain Islamic separatism in the French society through a bill to prevent and contain the growth of an "

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31 May

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations: A Brief Introduction

On August 8, 1967, now celebrated as ASEAN Day, five southeast Asian nations (Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore; and Thailand) came together to sign the Bangkok Declaration. More than fifty years later, ASEAN represents a region which is rapidly becoming a new centre for the world’s political and economic activity, leading the... [More]
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<p>On August 8, 1967, now celebrated as ASEAN Day, five southeast Asian nations (Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore; and Thailand) came together to sign the Bangkok Declaration. More than

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07 Jun

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The Russo-Turco-Persian Axis: Reality of Myth

Russia, Turkey and Iran, despite their many particular differences, managed to form an alliance. Or did they? How real is this partnership between these countries with competing national interest? Come and explore their convergence and divergence of interests. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to... [More]
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<p>Russia, Turkey and Iran, despite their many particular differences, managed to form an alliance. Or did they? How real is this partnership between these countries with competing national interest?

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18 Jun

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