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Scenario of China's Fault II

15 November 2015

In recent weeks there has been a palpable shift in the tenor of China-Japan relations. On November 1, Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Abe Shinzo met in Seoul as part of the China-Japan-Korea (...

Australia has a duty of care to refugees

Australia has a duty of care to refugees

2 November 2015

A Somali refugee who is pregnant as the result of an alleged rape was last Friday returned to Nauru without the abortion she was asking for. The woman, known as Abyan, was flown from Nauru to...

Don't attack Transfield over detention centres, attack the contract

Don't attack Transfield over detention centres, attack the contract

28 October 2015

Incidents of asylum seeker self-harm occur roughly every four days in the Australian-run detention centre on Nauru. This is no official secret. Transfield, the company in charge of Australia’s...

Strengthening state resistance for the prevention of mass atrocities

Strengthening state resistance for the prevention of mass atrocities

20 October 2015

It is now ten years since the 2005 United Nations World Summit where states unanimously endorsed the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine. In particular, many states are supportive of Pillars One...

The China-Japan relationship

2 October 2015

At the Asan Forum, Tessa Morris-Suzuki and Amy King and Tessa Morris-Suzuki debate alternative scenarios on how history will influence the future China-Japan relationship. Click here to access this...

Struggling to govern: Afghanistan's National Unity Government one year on

Struggling to govern: Afghanistan's National Unity Government one year on

2 October 2015

A year into the power-sharing arrangement between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan’s National Unity Government (NUG) is struggling.The...

Scholarship to create leaders that make a difference

18 August 2015

A new scholarship valued at up to $120,000 over two to three years will offer students pursuing research or coursework postgraduate studies a unique opportunity to develop their...

Shan State army commanders take aim during a military parade marking the Shan National Day in February Photo by AFP Images

Re-shooting an elephant

28 May 2015

Myanmar's peace process makes no provision for dealing with the ongoing sectarian violence occurring there. The government refuses to even recognise the term Rohingya - simply saying they do not...

Photo by UNHCR

The Rohingya and regional failure

18 May 2015

The ongoing humanitarian crisis exposes dangerous vacuum at the centre of ASEAN's commitment to be 'people-centred', writes MATHEW DAVIES Myanmar’s membership of ASEAN, achieved in 1997, has always...

Andrew Chan (left) and Myuran Sukumaran - two Australians facing imminent execution in Indonesia. Photo by AFP.

Australia can change Asia for the better

30 April 2015

Australia has the resources and clout to push for major change in the region, including issues as divisive as the death penalty. The real challenge is whether we have the ideas, arguments and...

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