Professor Mark Edele from Melbourne University  has recently spoken to Sky news about Russian cabinet shake up. The link to his interview is available here.

Associate Professor Stephen Fortescue from the University of New South Wales published ‘The political economy of Russia: is it changing?’ in Torbjorn Becker and Susanne Oxenstierna (eds), The Russian Economy under Putin, Routledge, London and New York, 2019, chapter 12, pp.202-18. He also published ‘Managing Russia’s resource wealth: coalitions and capacity’, in Andreas R.D. Sanders, Pal Thonstad Sandvik, Espen Storli (eds), The Political Economy of Resource Regulation. An international and comparative history, 1850-2015, University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 2019, chapter 5, pp.118-138.

Dr Nina Markovic Khaze from Macquarie University published “The Tragedy and Fallacy of NATO’s Balkan Experiment: 20 Years On”, Counterpunch, 10 April 2019, Available at:

Conjoint Professor Roger Markwick published Советский тыл 1941–1945: повседневная жизнь в годы войны. The Soviet Home Front 1941-1945: Everyday Life in Wartime. Edited by Beate Fieseler & Roger Markwick (Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2019). Link:…./

Conjoint Professor Roger Markwick also co-authored an article in the Journal of Historical Geography entitled “The kitchen garden movement on the Soviet home front, 1941–1945”. It argues that the Soviet World War II gardening movement helped to avert mass starvation. It also demonstrates how Soviet gardening propaganda invoked motherhood, family and Motherland:

Vice-President of the Association, Dr Milenko Petrovic, edited a Special Issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies (ANZJES) entitled ‘Serbia on its way to EU membership – the remaining challenges and obstacles’. The Special Issue is a timely and highly relevant reflection on the EU’s increased attention to the future of its enlargement policy and the European Commission’s latest ‘Western Balkan Enlargement Strategy’. Our Executive Committee member, Dr Nina Markovic Khaze, also provided a contribution to this volume. The publication is freely available for download at:

Executive Committee members, Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill and Dr Yelena N. Zabortseva jointly published a book chapter in the first edition of Routledge Handbook of Russian Security, edited by Roger E. Kanet (2019). The volume identifies key contemporary topics of research and debate and takes into account the changes that have occurred in the study of Russian security strategy since the end of the Cold War. Gill and Zabortseva’s chapter is entitled ‘Russian Security Strategy in Central Asia’. This timely and comprehensive publication is available for purchase at:

Dr Alexander Korolev from the University of New South Wales published “Reluctant Allies: System-Unit Dynamics and China-Russia Relations,” (with Vladimir Protyakov), International Relations, Vol. 33, Issue 1 (March 2019): 40-66, available at

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