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Is the Indo-Pacific just a geographic region, or something more?

21 December 2018

The Australian Government’s use of the terms ‘Indo-pacific’ and ‘rules-based-order’ have come under question at the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) meeting held recently...

The Hon. Julie Bishop at the CSCAP meeting in Perth in November 2018.

Australian ambitions – regional reactions

18 December 2018

As America becomes relatively weaker and more ambivalent about the value of allies, it makes sense for Australia to work hard on its other regional partnerships. Apart from joining the renewed TPP (...

ASEAN must provide vision: former Indonesian foreign minister

12 December 2018

Former Indonesian foreign minister Dr Marty Natalegawa has challenged the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) to provide leadership and vision or risk regressing at the Australian launch of his...

Asian security scholars launch new international exchange program

11 December 2018

21 emerging scholars located in four countries across three continents came together by video-conference in November to foster a network of PhD students and Early Career Researchers specialising in...

Curious Cat’s journey to become a Southeast Asia specialist

30 November 2018

When Catherine Yen was considering her options for university, The Australian National University (ANU) seemed out of reach both geographically and financially. “Being from a working-class family in...

Three Bell School students among ANU New Colombo Plan recipients

27 November 2018

Three Bell School undergrad students are among eight students from The Australian National University who have been awarded New Colombo Plan scholarships to undertake study in countries in our region...

Australia steps up its Pacific pivot

20 October 2018

BY JOANNE WALLIS The level of Australian strategic interest in the Pacific islands is reaching a height not seen since concerns about perceived state ‘failure’ in the Solomon Islands motivated...

NBSEAS panel at the ASSA Conference in Sydney in June 2018:  Patrick Jory, Holly High, Nick Cheesman and Lee Morgenbesser.

Bringing serious authors and serious topics on Southeast Asia to the public

31 August 2018

Taking research to the masses, Dr Nick Cheesman hosts a monthly podcast on Southeast Asian studies as part of the New Books Network. Listen to the podcast: http://newbooksnetwork.com/category/...

Zooming in on Indonesia’s environmental service policies

27 August 2018

Non-monetary rewards play a significant role in encouraging people to look after the environment they live in, Indonesia expert Abidah Setyowati reveals in a case study. Be it biodegradation, water...

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YOLO: Insights from Thailand

16 May 2018

Religious worldviews can shape the thinking of senior officials in profound ways - take YOLO, for instance. ‘You only live once’ is an expression encouraging a life lived on the edge. Canadian rapper...

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