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Afraid new world

11 November 2016

When he did mention Asia, it was to threaten tariffs on Chinese imports, and less military support to Japan and South Korea. Southeast Asia was not mentioned. Therefore whatever we can say about the...

The bully or the deal maker- which Donald Trump will Australia get?

11 November 2016

Leading strategist Professor Hugh White, a former deputy head of the Defence department, says he is unsurprised the government and many commentators have eagerly seized on Trump’s words since...

A global role smashed by US voters

10 November 2016

Americans themselves will of course be in deep shock at this outcome, and it may take some time for the shape of Donald Trump’s new America to become clear. But we can be pretty sure that the...

OPINION: Jokowi leadership shift

9 November 2016

McDonald’s pessimism comes from the research results generated by Eve Warburton, a political scientist at the Australian National University. Warburton’s research is interesting because...

What will President Trump do for Australia and ANZUS?

9 November 2016

Since the Second World War Australia’s defence strategy has been based on its relationship with the US, and the implied promise that in the event of Australia being attacked, the US would come...

Businessman Trump or bureaucrat Hillary- Who does Asia prefer?

9 November 2016

US foreign policy goals in the five years since the “pivot to Asia” was introduced have been mired by China’s irritation at the US’ assertive stancein the South China Sea, the stalled Trans...

Trump is deeply disliked in Indonesia because of his anti-Muslim rhetoric

8 November 2016

Just 10 per cent of 500 Indonesians polled in the survey commissioned by the South China Morning Post said they wanted Trump to win the election – a stark contrast from the popularity incumbent...

Indonesian President Joko Widodo a target over governor's alleged blasphemy

8 November 2016

The president was sufficiently spooked by the volatility in the nation’s sprawling capital to postpone his state visit to Australia, blaming unnamed “political actors” who he said hijacked the...

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...

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