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Playing jenga with Myanmar's rule of law

30 September 2015

After the formation of a new semi-civilian government and elections in 2010, Myanmar’s military regime set out upon an unprecedented road towards political reform.President Thein Sein described this...

Carly Gordon. Image by James Walsh.

Has Australia ever had a humane asylum policy?

24 September 2015

Australia's current asylum policy is often compared with the country's more humanitarian past. Many have accused today's government of defying a proud humanitarian tradition of welcoming persecuted...

Photo: Maxime Bonzi (Flickr)

Australia's digital diplomacy failing

23 September 2015

To commemorate this year's anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Canadian diplomats in Hong Kong posted to Facebook: "Like Hong Kongers today, Canadians remember the events of June 4, 1989....

David Horner and Sharon Friel photos: Stuart Hay

Fellows of distinction

17 September 2015

Three distinguished academics from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific have been elected as Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in recognition of their...

Australian soldiers of the International Force for East Timor (INTERFET) arrive by helicopter 03 October 1999 in Balibo, East Timor. Image by AFP.

Reflections on East Timor

16 September 2015

A new book on Australia’s involvement in East Timor offers a multitude of views on the 1999 intervention. In September 1999, as East Timor’s move for independence from Indonesia threatened to spiral...

Control and command

15 September 2015

Growing wealth and rivalry has turned Asia into a great arms bazaar, with an increased likelihood of maritime conflict. How can we ensure peace prevails? Michael Wesley writes. In Asia, where the...

USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra, and Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU, Professor Michael Wesley, at the MOU signing

ANU signs MoU with University of the South Pacific

14 September 2015

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between ANU and the University of the South Pacific (USP) on 24 August 2015.  The MoU was concluded during an ANU delegation visit to the Suva campus of...

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Urban jungles

10 September 2015

Instead of urging settlers in Melanesia’s expanding townships to go back to their villages, governments and aid agencies should plan for the urban future, writes DANIEL EVANS. Francis knows it will...

Julie Bishop opens State of the Pacific conference

7 September 2015

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has used a speech at The Australian National University (ANU) to hail the success of the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan Mobility Program....

Photo: James Walsh

Going mobile

4 September 2015

New Australian Government funding for five College of Asia and the Pacific projects will allow students to spend time in Japan, Myanmar and Thailand.The funding, worth $483,000, is part of the 2016...

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