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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...

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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...

Jakarta bid queried

2 November 2016

A Research Fellow at the Australian National University’s State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, Stewart Firth, said Jakarta had misinterpreted Australia’s relationship with...

Australia and Indonesia consider joint patrols in South China Sea

1 November 2016

“The Chinese are playing a pretty smart game of carrot and stick in the region,” said Hugh White, professor of strategic studies at Australian National University. “Reports that Beijing is allowing...

Attack on Pakistan police academy shows reach of Islamic State

27 October 2016

It is believed ISIS may have carried out the attack in conjunction with a Pakistani militant group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. Reporters on the scene said one of the dead militants — the one who hadn’t...

Politics podcast: John Blaxland on The Secret Cold War - The Official History of ASIO

26 October 2016

In the third volume of The Official History of ASIO series, historians Dr John Blaxland and Dr Rhys Crawley examine the organisation’s role in the years leading to the end of the Cold War. Blaxland...

Official ASIO history says it was penetrated by foreign spies

26 October 2016

An official history of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation has conceded it was penetrated by Soviet agents during the latter half of the Cold War, confirming suspicions held for decades...

Politics and statecraft shape future of Australia-Singapore ties

25 October 2016

Ties between Australia and Singapore are founded on a firm bedrock of convergent strategic interests, based on Australia’s assessment of threats through and from the South-east Asian...

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