Asian politics

Is the time right for Australia and Japan to become formal allies?

Should Australia and Japan sign a defence treaty to challenge China’s military rise? Luke Courtois argues that such a move would send a very poor signal to China, destabilising an already tense Asia-Pacific region.

Podcasting the Pacific

Dr Graeme Smith has joined the Department of Pacific Affairs, bringing his award-winning Little Red Podcast on ‘China beyond the Beijing beltway’ with him.

Convening Sacred Stories

Every sacred site has a story, says Dr David Kim who convened the ANU Religion Conference in April this year.

Populism and Patronage: Why Populists Win Elections in India, Asia and Beyond

Populist rule is bad for democracy, yet in country after country, populists are being voted into office.

Child Security in Asia: The Impact of Armed Conflict in Cambodia and Myanmar

Cecilia Jacob, Child Security in Asia: The Impact of Armed Conflict in Cambodia and Myanmar, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2014.

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