Global Outlook

Curated expert opinion on intractable contemporary issues

Is Climate Change a Threat to Australia’s National Security?

By Tobias Ide  |  16 February, 2023

Australians are increasingly expressing concerns about the security implications of climate change. This might not be surprising given the long coastline of the country and the frequent occurrence of bushfires, cyclones, droughts, and most recently some of the worst floods in Australia’s history.

Atoll Futures – Defining Habitability

By Carol Farbotko and John Campbell  |  10 February, 2023

The risk of atoll uninhabitability in the context of sea level rise is a well-known issue, often simplified to assume an inevitable mass exodus of atoll populations and thus described as an existential threat.

Balanced Leadership Needed for Peace on the Korean Peninsula

By Chung-in Moon  |  08 February, 2023

On the Korean Peninsula, robust national security and the willingness to wage war are not enough to guarantee peace.

Lost for Words: Fears of ‘Catastrophic’ Language Loss Due to Rising Seas

By Karen McVeigh  |  07 February, 2023

Climate crisis could be ‘final nail in the coffin’ for half of all surviving languages, say linguists, as coastal communities are forced to migrate.

At the Global Top Table. Will 2023 Be India's Year?

By Herbert Wulf  |  18 January, 2023

Three developments contribute to the fact that 2023 could indeed become India's global political year: India's chairmanship of the G20 countries, interestingly its role in the war in Ukraine, and the increasingly widespread critical view of China.

Environment, Peace and Conflict Research: The Need for Constructive Dialogue

By Tobias Ide  |  17 January, 2023

Despite the rapid growth in environmental peace and conflict research over the past two decades, the field remains deeply divided, with little (constructive) engagement between the various research streams.

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