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Christian Downie

Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow, Australian National University
Dr Christian Downie is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow (2018-2021) in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at The Australian National University. He was previously a Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales. Christian has worked as a foreign policy advisor to the Australian Government’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and a climate policy advisor to the Department of Climate Change. Christian holds a PhD in international relations and political science from the Australian National University, having graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in economics. He has spent time teaching or researching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Waterloo, among others, and he has worked in policy think tanks in Canberra and Washington D.C. Christian is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters including publications in Global Environmental Politics, Energy Policy, Global Governance, International Affairs, and Third World Quarterly. His first book, The Politics of Climate Change Negotiations, was published in 2014.

Lack of climate policy threatens to trip up Australian diplomacy this summit season

Sep 10, 2018 13:48 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics Nature

Australia has navigated a somewhat stormy passage through the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru. Scott Morrisons new-look government faced renewed accusations at the summit about the strength of Australias resolve on climate...

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Economy

German bund yields plunge following dovish speech from ECB President Draghi, fall in eurozone CPI

The German bund yields plunged during European trading session Tuesday following a dovish speech from European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, delivered early today, along with a fall in eurozones consumer price...

Trade escalation balloons recession risks, Fed likely to cut as early as July

A significant escalation in the ongoing viral trade war between the worlds two economic behemoths has increased the risks of a global recession, which also dramatically ballooned the chances of a policy easing by the...

JGBs gain at close as investors await May trade balance data, BoJ’s monetary policy meeting

The Japanese government bonds gained at close on Tuesday as investors wait to watch the countrys trade balance data for the month of May, scheduled to be released today by 23:50GMT and the Bank of Japans (BoJ) monetary...

Australian bond yields slump after RBA June meeting minutes hints at further policy easing

Australian government bond yields slumped during early Asian session of the second trading day of the week Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australias (RBA) June monetary policy meeting minutes hinted at more likely rate...

U.S. Treasuries suffer in silent trading ahead of FOMC’s monetary policy decision

The U.S. Treasuries suffered during Mondays afternoon session, amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Federal Reserves monetary policy meeting on June 19 at...

Politics

Melania Trump Fashion: How Her Love of Sunglasses, Hats Could be Linked to Her Be Best Campaign

As the first lady of the United States, Melania Trump launched the Be Best campaign with anti-bullying advocacies as one of its focal points. And a recent analysis of her fashion choices suggests that they might be a link...

Donald Trump Thinks Someone's Weak If They Cough or Sneeze in His Presence, Former Staff Claims

United States President Donald Trump has once said it himself that he is a germophobe. But recent reports are giving people a clearer view of how serious he is about making his surroundings free of germs. It is allegedly...

Melania Trump Fashion: Over $56,000 Estimated Cost of FLOTUS Day 1 Wardrobe in London

It was not a surprise that United States First Lady Melania Trump made headlines for her wardrobe during their three-day official visit in the United Kingdom last June 3-5. Being a former model, she is expected to be one...

Donald Trump Fires Joe Biden Tirades, Calls Ex-VP ‘Weakest Mentally’ as 2020 Campaigns Heat Up

There may be more than one year away from the 2020 Presidential election in the United States, but expect the exchange of fiery words to begin now. President Donald Trump, in fact, has just called former Vice President Joe...

Vladimir Putin 'Bromance': Will Donald Trump Ties Dampen as China's Xi Jinping Calls Russian President His 'Best Friend'

Very shortly after Donald Trump got elected as the 45th President of the United States, his relationship with Russias Vladimir Putin has been a great matter of interest to many. Things are likely to become much more...

Science

Marijuana News: China Blames Increase in Cannabis Trafficking in Canada, U.S.

Last year, Canada became the second country to legalize the recreational use of Marijuana. Meanwhile, more states in America are doing the same with others eyeing to follow suit in the near future. Now, China claims they...

Vladimir Putin's U.S. Relationship Turns Sour 'By the Hour' While He Shares Sweet Dessert With Xi Jinping

In a recent interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed that he thinks his countrys relationship with the United States is getting worse by the hour. Meanwhile, he has repeatedly said that Russia ties with Xi...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Colombia Decriminalizes HIV Transmission But 75 Countries Can Still Imprison People for It

Patients living with HIV are not only struggling with the medical complications that it brings while a cure has not been found yet. They also have to deal with the stigma that comes with being diagnosed as HIV-positive....

Cancer Cure 2019: Better Treatments Eyed for Breast and Pancreatic Cancers as Research Groups Make Breakthrough

Scientists around the world have various ways to tackle the search for finding a cure for cancer. While that remains one of the biggest challenges in medical science, researchers are also making huge efforts to develop...

Marijuana News: Cannabis Use Could be Traced Back to 2,500 Years in Western China, Researchers Find

The legalization of marijuana use, whether medical and/or recreational, remains one of the highly debated topics all over the world. Interestingly, researchers found that people from 2,500 years ago have started consuming...

Technology

iOS 13 Beta 2 Release Date, New Features: Is It Available for Non-Developers?

Apple has just released the second beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS on Monday. Aside from the new features and bug fixes it comes with, many are likely wondering if it is available for those who are not app...

OnePlus 8 Release Date, Speculations: 3 Things that the Next Entry Should Focus Upon

Discussions surrounding the OnePlus 8 has already begun despite the seventh iteration only reaching one month old. This isnt surprising as there are still a few rooms for improvement that the flagship killer might work...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Keanu Reeves’ Role Not Just a Cameo, Quest Director Reveals

Cyberpunk 2077 is now enjoying a new level of hype following that massive E3 reveal. And as promised by the developers, more information is being offered by CD Projekt Red regarding the much-anticipated...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date: Can the Game Come Out in 20201? How Realistic is This Prediction?

If theres one thing thats certain, its that the GTA 6 will be a next-gen title. With Sony and Microsoft entering the next phase of their console war in 2020, its understandable that analysts are touting that the sixth...

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Latest News, Update: ‘Dragon Quest’ Hero Joins Ensemble; Abilities Pay Homage to Turn-Based Roots

The next character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been announced, and its none other than the protagonist of the Dragon Quest series. Known only as The Hero, this new character is set to reshape the current meta...
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