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Tackling human trafficking in ASEAN

2 March 2017

On 6 February, the Philippines became the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to ratify the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and...

Rohingya refugee. Photo: Steve Gumaer on Flickr

Assessing Indonesia's new decree on refugees

9 February 2017

On 31 December last year, Indonesian President Joko Widodo quietly issued a decree on the handling of refugees, breaking a long held silence on the issue. The pronouncement outlines how relevant...

Malaysia Update Conference 2016: Najib’s Malaysia — A Crisis of Confidence?

22 August 2016

The past year in Malaysia has been as tumultuous as any in sixty years of independence. At its epicentre has been the sovereign wealth fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), with debts of around...

Chief of Army Lieutenant General Peter Cosgrove takes part in a small commemorative ceremony at Long Tan during his official return to Vietnam. Photo: Simon Schluter

Understanding what went wrong at long Tan

19 August 2016

The 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan was supposed to be a truly memorable event with thousands of Australians making the pilgrimage to the old Australian battle grounds to commemorate. What...

ASEAN's South China Sea ulcer

26 July 2016

The just concluded meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers in Vientiane, Lao PDR, looked like it was going to be a high profile failure. The fear was that the meeting would repeat the 2012 experience of...

Thailand must end trafficking of all migrant workers

29 June 2016

On 6 June Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha gave a 35-minute speech commemorating the annual Stop Human Trafficking Day in Bangkok. He was also shown on state media donating 3,000...

Digital Frontiers in the Asia-Pacific

3 February 2016

From farmers who use Facebook in Myanmar to fighting Islamic militants with memes, digital spaces and technologies are transforming media, politics and society in Asia and the Pacific.They are also...

Seoul at night. Image from Flickr, courtesy of Brad Hammonds.

Tackling the region’s policy challenges

28 January 2016

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concernsFrom simmering tensions in the South China Sea, to fledging democracy in Myanmar, and developing relationships between...

ANUMSA president Chit Win with primary school students in Myanmar. Photo supplied.

First-hand transformation

20 January 2016

Last week, fellow students from the Australian National University and I visited two villages in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Region to deliver stationery to primary school children. The trip also provided...

New Horizons

New Horizons

16 December 2015

From recruiting terrorists online to using memes to insult Islamic State, the digital realm is rapidly reshaping politics and power in the 21st century. With many more examples like the above, the...

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