Why Academic Researchers are Struggling to Influence National Security

Dr Anthony Bergin

National security policymakers in Australia need the advice and expertise of academics, and academics need to do more to engage with those in a position to put their ideas into practice, Anthony Bergin writes.


BOOK REVIEW: 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters'

Kate Bailey

Presenting a collection of diary-style entries as though from a single academic year, Les Back chronicles three decades of his career in 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters.' The book offers witty and thought-provoking insight into such topics as writing, PhD supervision, viva examiners and dealing with academic colleagues, as well as reflecting on some of the serious challenges facing higher education today. Kate Bailey anticipates that this book will become a firm favourite that will be read, and re-read, for years to come.


[BOOKS] Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait: A Journey

J. Michael Cole

Published by Routledge today, ‘Convergence or Conflict’ shows why Taiwan matters, where it is headed, and why ‘peaceful unification’ is illusory.


9th SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School Promises Much Excitement

TNL Staff

With film, music and politics, this summer's lineup is one of the best in years.

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