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Freedom is one of the universally acclaimed values of Western society. It is also the main theme running through all of CIS’s work. But what are the limits of freedom? And how can we defend freedom against its foes?

Publications

  1. Preserving Peace as China Rises II: Preparing for a Post-American Asian Order

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 01 Sep 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    With US leadership unable to guarantee peace and security in the Indo-Pacific this century, the region will need to transition... Read More...

  2. Preserving Peace as China Rises I

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 13 Mar 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    Inventive foreign policy that can simultaneously reassure the Indo-Pacific’s established powers and accommodate Chinese... Read More...

  3. Multiculturalism and the Fetish of Diversity

    Peter Kurti | 10 Dec 2013 | Policy Monographs

    Multiculturalism began as a response to the White Australia policy and continues to enjoy public support. But a new, ‘hard’... Read More...

  4. Accountable Authoritarianism: Why China’s Democratic Deficit Will Last

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 31 Oct 2013 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    The Chinese Communist Party’s evolving model of ‘accountable authoritarianism’ is set to prove that prosperity need... Read More...

  5. Back to the Bad Old Days? Industrial Relations Reform in Australia

    Alexander Philipatos | 06 Dec 2012 | Policy Monographs

    Has the Fair Work Act thrown industrial relations back to ‘the bad old days?’ This report analyses the changes in industrial... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Comment: Struggle against Islamist ideology will last centuries

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 06 Oct 2014 | Online Opinion

    Combating Islamic State’s deadly global reach gets more urgent by the day.... Read More

  2. Does gay marriage prove marriage matters?

    Peter Kurti | 29 Sep 2011 | Online Opinion

    Gay couples dragging marriage back into vogue.... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Thought crime

    Peter Saunders | 20 Jul 2012

    Britain’s race relations laws attempt to control, not just what we do, but the way we think....

  2. Farming rhinoceroses

    Andrew Baker | 29 Jun 2012

    Australia should consider legalising the trade in rhino horns....

  3. Mabo and the concept of ownership

    Sara Hudson | 08 Jun 2012

    The 20th anniversary of the Mabo decision is a timely opportunity to review the perception that the only way Aboriginal people ...

  4. Bolt tongue tied

    Adam Creighton | 30 Sep 2011

    The Federal Court’s verdict in the Andrew Bolt case for racial discriminatory comments regarding Aboriginal people is an ...

  5. Patently absurd

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 23 Sep 2011

    Misuse of patent laws needs to curbed or soon only Apple can sell flat computers and smartphones....

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