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What Would Gandhi Do?
What Would Gandhi Do? Michael Kirby
Adapted from Kirby's 2013 University of New South Wales Gandhi Oration, What Would Gandhi Do? shows how remarkably useful Gandhi's insights remain when confronting the world's challenges.
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The Rise and Fall of the House of Bo: Penguin Special
The Rise and Fall of the House of Bo: Penguin Special John Garnaut
Bo Xilai's breathtaking fall from grace in 2012 is an extraordinary tale of excess, murder, defection and ideological clashes, as the princeling sons of the revolutionary heroes fight for control of China.
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Ballots, Bullets & Kabulshit: An Afghan Election: Penguin Special
Ballots, Bullets & Kabulshit: An Afghan Election: Penguin Special Toby Ralph
When Toby Ralph joined a UN team assisting preparations for Afghanistan's 2009 presidential election, he didn't quite know what he was getting into. In a country unaccustomed to fair and free processes, the resistance he encountered to the idea democracy ranged from corruption and ineptitude to violence.
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Rudd, Gillard and Beyond: Penguin Special
Rudd, Gillard and Beyond: Penguin Special Troy Bramston
With previously unpublished documents and revealing observations, Rudd, Gillard and Beyond is the first book to provide a post-mortem and a roadmap for vital reform.
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The Adolescent Country: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
The Adolescent Country: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special Peter Hartcher
Drawing on exclusive interviews with prime ministers, foreign ministers and other policy-makers, Gold Walkley award–winning journalist peter Hartcher argues Australia needs to shake off its 'provincial reflex' and become a mature player in global affairs.
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Condemned to Crisis: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
Condemned to Crisis: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special Ken Ward
It is often said that no country is more important to Australia than Indonesia. Yet the execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran is just the latest in a long line of crises that have marred relations between Canberra and Jakarta. 
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The Embarrassed Colonialist: Penguin Special
The Embarrassed Colonialist: Penguin Special Sean Dorney
It is time we shed our embarrassment about our colonial past and embrace our relationship with our nearest neighbour.
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What's Wrong with Diplomacy?: The Future of Diplomacy and the Case of China and the UK: Penguin Specials
What's Wrong with Diplomacy?: The Future of Diplomacy and the Case of China and the UK: Penguin Specials Kerry Brown
What's Wrong With Diplomacy? is a call to arms and a probing indictment of diplomacy's failure to adapt to a changing world.
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The Ellis Laws
The Ellis Laws Bob Ellis
This is a book to cherish, re-read and pass on to generations less informed of how humans were at the turn of the millennium, and how much they got wrong.
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From Despair to Hope
From Despair to Hope James Arvanitakis
With the world being engulfed in terror and conflict, how can we find a way back to hope?
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Fighting with America: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
Fighting with America: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special James Curran
Australia has long been a reliable ally of the United States. But has it become too reliable?
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A Wary Embrace: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
A Wary Embrace: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special Bobo Lo
With Western countries consumed by domestic problems, will it be China and Russia that now define the rules of global politics?
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Borrowed Spaces: Life Between the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong: Penguin Specials
Borrowed Spaces: Life Between the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong: Penguin Specials Christopher DeWolf
Where have all the fishballs gone? From a journalist deeply attuned to the subtleties of Hong Kong life comes Borrowed Spaces, a chronicle of the ways in which the grassroots citizens of Hong Kong reshape their city to make up for the shortcomings of their bureaucratic government.
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Choosing Openness: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
Choosing Openness: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special Andrew Leigh
Timely, compelling and essential: why, as the world closes up, Australia’s economy and society must remain open, by economist and Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh
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