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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...

Emerging U.S. Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia

15 December 2015

The Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) recently hosted a panel discussion in Washington DC, on Tuesday, 1 December 2015, on the Emerging U.S. Security Partnerships in Southeast...

Fears that terrorists could plant bomb on Australian-bound plane from South East Asia.

Counter-terrorism expert Clive Williams fears terrorists could plant bomb on Australian-bound plane from South East Asia

28 November 2015

As fears grow of another possible terrorist attack in Europe, security experts warn that Australians should be more worried about the risks closer to home. There are growing concerns in the...

Malcolm Turnbull tours the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

A true test of Turnbull’s diplomacy is yet to come

26 November 2015

For new and untested leaders on the international stage, being seen as a ‘safe pair of hands’ is one of the highest compliments that can be conferred on to them by nervous diplomats. In the case...

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