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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...

PNG ban on foreign workers unwise, says ANU academic

13 August 2015

A ban on foreign advisers working for the PNG government could cause problems in the delivery of Australia’s development assistance to PNG and reduce the quality of advice available to the PNG...

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...

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...

Image courtesy of Flickr, creative commons, CARE Australia/Laura Hill

The Sustainable Development Goals: Team bumblebee or team chimera?

22 July 2015

The sun is setting rapidly on the MDG era. Only months away, at the end of September, world leaders will assemble at the United Nations in New York to agree on a shiny new set of goals to guide...

Chinese president Xi Jinping and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Australia-Chinese free trade deal

6 July 2015

Does June's official signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, which lifts tariffs on an estimated 97 per cent of Australian exports, mean blue skies ahead for our firms in China? I doubt...

His Excellency U Khin Aung Nyint, addressing the 2015 Myanmar Update at ANU. Photo by James Walsh.

Myanmar speaker optimistic on elections

5 June 2015

The Speaker of the upper house of Myanmar’s parliament has opened the ANU Myanmar/Burma Update and expressed optimism about his country’s transformation to democratic rule.His Excellency U Khin Aung...

Shan State army commanders take aim during a military parade marking the Shan National Day in February Photo by AFP Images

Re-shooting an elephant

28 May 2015

Myanmar's peace process makes no provision for dealing with the ongoing sectarian violence occurring there. The government refuses to even recognise the term Rohingya - simply saying they do not...

Making sense of Myanmar’s ongoing conflicts

22 May 2015

Whether Myanmar’s ongoing ethnic and sectarian violence will derail rapid political, economic and social reform is the focus of a two-day conference starting at The Australian National University on...

Photo by UNHCR

The Rohingya and regional failure

18 May 2015

The ongoing humanitarian crisis exposes dangerous vacuum at the centre of ASEAN's commitment to be 'people-centred', writes MATHEW DAVIES Myanmar’s membership of ASEAN, achieved in 1997, has always...

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