Bob Bowker retired from DFAT in 2008 after a 37 year career with DFAT and the UN largely focused on Middle East issues. From 2008-19 he was Adjunct Professor and later Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the ANU.
The Middle East is changing, and it would be the region’s advantage if the US and key Arab players brokered a mature relationship with Iran. Continue reading »
As an Adjunct Professor, sometimes released and eventually retired from diplomacy, I would pose to my students two questions. With Israelis and Palestinians seeking the realization of their conflicting versions of their respective national rights, where does justice lie? Continue reading »
As an Adjunct Professor, sometimes released and later retired from diplomacy, I would pose to my students two questions. Continue reading »
The assassination, at President Trump’s instruction, of the emblematic Iranian military leader Qassem Sulaimani has almost certainly moved the Iran-US contest into a new phase. Continue reading »