The upcoming “will they—won’t they” US-DPRK summit, either by accident or by design, has the potential to re-set the strategic atmosphere on the Korean Peninsula…but only if Washington and Pyongyang […]
In the wake of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s meeting Tuesday with US President Donald Trump, it’s worth reflecting on the remarkable role he’s played in facilitating the opening for […]
In this presentation, Ben Habib examines the recent inter-Korean summit between South Korean President Moon Jae in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
There has been much media conjecture over what exactly the two parties have agreed to at the Panmunjom summit. It is therefore worth examining the declaration article-by-article to ascertain what is and isn’t on the table.
This week’s high-stakes summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un heralds a new period of negotiations in which regional states attempt to manage a northeast Asian security environment that includes a nuclear North Korea.
China operates on a scale that outclasses every other country, and are taking climate change seriously. As the world’s biggest polluter many would say that this is the way it […]
Stephen Stockwell, host of Hack on Triple J radio, interviews Dr Benjamin Habib on President Trump’s threat of raining “fire and fury” on North Korea, in response to reports that the […]
By Benjamin Habib, La Trobe University and Viktor Faulknor, La Trobe University. — China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a multifaceted economic, diplomatic and geopolitical undertaking that has morphed […]
Dr Benjamin Habib from La Trobe University and Dr Elizabeth Thurbon from the University of New South Wales join Melissa Conley Tyler from the Australian Institute of International Affairs in […]
In 2005 China was home to 16 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, but today it is the world’s leading producer of renewable energy sources. It has […]
Dr Benjamin Habib, Paige Winkel and Nick Procter from the Department of Politics and Philosophy at La Trobe University join Nick Melaisis and his VCE Global Politics students at Catholic […]
On Tuesday 5th May, Dr Kumuda Simpson, my friend and colleague from the Department of Politics and Philosophy at La Trobe University and I visited Star of the Sea College in Brighton, […]
This playlist contains select lecture material from Dr Benjamin Habib’s undergraduate subject “Contemporary Politics of Northeast Asia” (POL2CPA) at La Trobe University. This subject examines key issues in the international […]
Social Education Victoria: Global Politics Planning Day Graduate House, Melbourne University In this presentation, I suggest global meta trends–including global economic instability, energy system transition, ecological degradation, technological change, and […]
In this guest lecture for the first-year undergraduate subject States, Security and International Relations at La Trobe University, I expand on my Conceptual Introduction to Weapons of Mass Destruction lecture […]
Climate change is the defining social, economic and political issue of the 21st century. On Friday 20th March I was invited to speak at the VCE Teachers Conference in Melbourne, […]
International cooperation is an ongoing process which tends to develop over three main phases: setting the agenda, negotiating an agreement, and strengthening cooperation. PNBS is proceeding in just this manner. The take-home messages from comparisons with other international agreements are the need for patience, negotiation and practical compromise.
On the 5th of May 2014 I was invited to deliver a guest presentation for the third year undergraduate subject Crises and Risk in International Relations at Deakin University. In […]
Presentation at Korea Update 2013, Korea Institute, Australian National University, 11th October 2013. — Why does North Korea engage with the international climate change regime, centred on the United Nations […]
Welcome to the first instalment of the La Trobe International Relations Association (LIRA) podcast News You Didn’t Notice, featuring myself along with Dr Michael O’Keefe in conversation with LIRA student panelists Angus […]