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Australia-Indonesia relations: More than just management

22 July 2015

Strategic and Defence Studies Professor Hugh White discusses a new Lowy Institute paper on Australia’s turbulent relationship with Indonesia by ANU College of Asia and the Pacific researcher and...

Erika Ruiz Sandoval from Mexico

A meeting of middle power minds

15 July 2015

Knowledge is power, the old saying goes, and in the case of the world’s middle powers, it’s potentially even more potent.That’s why 25 scholars from Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and...

Densus 88 counter-terrorism police commandos march during operations on a house in Malang, in eastern Java on March 26, 2015. Image by AFP.

Countering Islamic State is a way to strengthen Australia-Indonesia relations

24 June 2015

The emergence of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq in early 2014 has refocused Australian government attention on terrorist threats abroad, particularly in Indonesia. Australia's concerns are well...

A Chinese coast guard vessel followed by a Vietnamese coast guard ship near the area of China's oil drilling oil rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

Chinese expansion calls for firm challenge

9 June 2015

“In no previous period of modern history have frontiers been so rigidly demarcated, or their character as barriers so ruthlessly enforced, as today.” So wrote EH Carr in his seminal work about the...

Andrew Chan (left) and Myuran Sukumaran - two Australians facing imminent execution in Indonesia. Photo by AFP.

Australia can change Asia for the better

30 April 2015

Australia has the resources and clout to push for major change in the region, including issues as divisive as the death penalty. The real challenge is whether we have the ideas, arguments and...

Visitors look at the skeletons of Chinese prisoners which were buried alive by Japanese soldiers. Photo by AFP.

Asia still festers over WWII wounds

27 April 2015

Australia may have just marked 100 years since the failed Gallipoli campaign. But it is the anniversary of another war and its legacies we should be keeping our eyes own, write Nick Bisley and...

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto.

A new gateway for research on Asia

11 March 2015

New partnership brings ANU and Japan scholars together.A proposed agreement between The Australian National University and a private Japanese university could see researchers from the ANU College of...

Is Australia's engagement with Asia over?

3 March 2015

 A new book on Australia’s role in Asia finds the country has moved to a new phase in its relationships with the region.From towing back boats to cattle bans and ignored pleas for clemency, it would...

When bad politics can lead to good policy

27 February 2015

We're often told good policy is good politics. Sometimes however what seems like terrible politics can create good policy. So it is with Australia's submarines, writes ANDREW CARR.Ever since the last...

The time is right for a new foreign policy blueprint

25 February 2015

To meet global challenges and ensure national interests, Australia needs to develop a coherent foreign policy narrative, writes Michael Wesley. Facing a tough year ahead in getting its domestic...

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