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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...

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...

Photo: Will Robinson

Enabling Nepalese policy-makers

20 August 2015

Sixteen delegates from the Nepalese government scaled new aid and development heights thanks to a specialised three-week course at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. Run by the Asia-...

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...

Aye Chan Maung and Chit Win. Photo: James Walsh.

After the flood

6 August 2015

As monsoonal floodwaters continue to cause devastation in four of Myanmar’s 14 states, two Myanmar students are calling for support from the ANU community. Chit Win, a PhD candidate, and Aye Chan...

Stability and stagnation under SBY

Stability and stagnation under SBY

31 July 2015

Under ‘moderating president’ Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia’s democracy suffered no reverses – but it didn’t move forward either. Much controversy surrounds how best to interpret Susilo Bambang...

Collateral benefit and damage

31 July 2015

The ruling in the case between China and the Philippines over competing claims in the South China Sea will strain relations between Manila and Beijing, but it’ll also impact Vietnam, Taiwan,...

Photo by James Walsh.

Tourism and Myanmar's missed opportunity

23 July 2015

Myanmar is full of opportunities. It is a rapidly democratising country that has only opened up to the world in the past decade. However, with comparatively low tourist numbers, Myanmar is missing...

A tale of two cities in Myanmar

A tale of two cities in Myanmar

22 July 2015

The contrast between Yangon and Naypyitaw shows both the leaps and limits of Myanmar’s incredible transformation.Imagine a country in which people still wear traditional dress but walk around glued...

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