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Money politics and the prisoner’s dilemma

18 November 2015

Up to 62 million Indonesians offered material benefits in return for their vote during the 2014 legislative election.How prevalent is money politics in Indonesia, and under what conditions are they...

After the vote

6 November 2015

The 8 November vote in Myanmar pitted the incumbent Union Solidarity and Development Party against Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy.In one corner is the successor to the old military...

Taipei at night.

Taiwan's election result could push US and China closer to conflict

27 October 2015

With tensions over Taiwan rising, Australia might have to ask itself a tough question. Read Taiwan's election result could push US and China closer to conflict.

ASIO building.

Secret history revealed: ASIO during the protest years

23 October 2015

The period between the end of the Menzies era and the fall of the Whitlam government shaped the type of country Australia is today but between the unprecedented street protests and political upheaval...

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The limits of big 'P' politics in Myanmar's elections

19 October 2015

As Myanmar prepares for historic polls in November, moral ideas of citizen-led social assistance continue to loom large.With Myanmar’s historic November elections fast approaching, prospective...

Struggling to govern: Afghanistan's National Unity Government one year on

Struggling to govern: Afghanistan's National Unity Government one year on

2 October 2015

A year into the power-sharing arrangement between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan’s National Unity Government (NUG) is struggling.The...

Turnbull: any implications for Indonesia?

Turnbull: any implications for Indonesia?

2 October 2015

After the dramatic leadership spill within the Liberal Party of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull was elected to replace Tony Abbott as the new Australian prime minister. Whereas Abbott was the...

Playing jenga with Myanmar's rule of law

30 September 2015

After the formation of a new semi-civilian government and elections in 2010, Myanmar’s military regime set out upon an unprecedented road towards political reform.President Thein Sein described this...

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...

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