Academic journal article Flinders Journal of History and Politics

Editorial

Academic journal article Flinders Journal of History and Politics

Editorial

Article excerpt

This year the Journal returns to Australian based contributors, although it retains its international focus. The predominance of Australian contributions is not because of a positive policy on the part of the editors, but simply due to the fact that the submissions worthy of publication came from Australia. Our articles deal with Australia's role in the region, Australian historiography, and tumultuous times overseas, while in both the Forum and Reviews sections contemporary issues are considered. What is apparent more broadly in this issue is the perception that the world is perhaps less politically stable than it has been for some time.

Our forum section is more extensive and diverse this year. We have two topical pieces relating to ISIS, which tackle it from different angles, one by Matthew Fitzpatrick and the other by Andrew Kelly. Casey Raeside writes about Putin's Russia and Daniel Fazio considers the role of the US alliance in Australian foreign policy. Finally we are very pleased to present a piece by Doug Munro, a founding editor of the FJHP, which examines the intrusion of personal feelings in history. …

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