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US election: Donald Trump presidency is cause for real security concern

8 November 2016

In my view, Australia should be concerned, very concerned, about a Trump victory. And here’s why. If Trump wins the presidency there could be serious conse­quences for our crucial alliance...

Protests in Indonesia

7 November 2016

Michael McLaren speaks to Associate Professor Greg Fealy from the Department of Political and Social Change at ANU about the weekend protests in Indonesia and whether hardline Islamists are...

Joko Widodo's Australia trip may be rescheduled for this month

7 November 2016

The President’s trip had been billed as the high point of a turnaround in ties — 19 months after Australia recalled its ambassador over the executions of Bali Nine leaders Andrew Chan and Myuran...

Trump or Clinton: How will the US Election affect Australia?

7 November 2016

Tim Shaw speaks to Bates Gill, Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies at the ANU, about this week’s US election and the implications for Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Listen to the full...

Professor Des Ball: The insurgent intellecutal

7 November 2016

For Des, scholarly effort was a profoundly social activity. Across his career he accumulated a remarkable circle of friends, collaborators, admirers and critics, and, yes, a few enemies too. With...

Indonesian President Joko Widodo

Jokowi's visit a high point in Australian relations

5 November 2016

Expectations are high for the reciprocal visit 12 months after Mr Turnbull flew to Jakarta for a trip now widely recognised as having helped overcome a deeply troubled period in relations following...

Rodrigo Duterte and Joko Widodo at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia's Joko Widodo jets in as new bond forged

5 November 2016

Last month The Economist Intelligence Unit observed Jokowi’s growing confidence in his role, and success in building parliamentary support, means he now has the numbers to pass desired reforms. On...

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in North Carolina

Election proves US is the home of the crazy and brave

4 November 2016

Key among potential economic effects for Australia under either president Trump or Clinton is the stalled Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, designed to turbocharge $22.1 billion in...

Protesters passing the governor's office in Jakarta on Friday

Islamists March in Jakarta, Demanding Christian Governor Be Jailed

4 November 2016

The governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, is an ethnic Chinese Indonesian and the first Christian in nearly 50 years to govern Jakarta, capital of the world’s most populous Muslim-majority...

Jakarta pressures Julie Bishop on Papua

2 November 2016

Indonesia has asked Australia to caution its Pacific Island neighbours against interfering in the West Papua issue and to urge them to withdraw support for West Papuan membership of the Melanesian...

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