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ANU Myanmar Student Association members (from l to r) Kyaw Maung, Khaing Khaing Soe, Khaing Sandi Win Min, Thin Pyie and Chit Win

Putting down roots

30 April 2015

 A new student society is helping Myanmar students live Canberra and ANU life to the fullest. Imagine arriving in Australia and being so overwhelmed by the technology, that even the concept of using...

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...

Photo by Rita M. on flickr.

Looking beyond the legend

24 April 2015

As Australia marks the centenary of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign, four war historians examine what Anzac means and dig a little deeper into the myths and legends surrounding one of the nation’s...

Archy (Mark Lee) gets ready for the charge at the Nek in Peter Weir's 'Gallipoli'.

Lest we forget what really happened

24 April 2015

Mourning, myth and memory clash in centenary of Anzac, writes James Giggacher. One hundred years ago Australian soldiers, part of an allied army, made a botched dawn landing on the shores of the...

The secret to success

23 April 2015

ANU historian collects prestigious spy-writing award for first official history of Australia’s Secret Intelligence Organisation.Professor David Horner, from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre...

A proposed new Australian flag, designed by Professor John Blaxland.

Anzacs flew the Union Jack but now we need to wave our own flag

20 April 2015

Prince Harry’s current secondment with the Australian Army, and the coverage it has received, reminds us of the imperial ties of old – and so does the forthcoming Gallipoli centenary, writes JOHN...

An Australian soldier’s shadow lays over a monument at Villers-Bretonneux, France during the Anzac Day dawn service.  Photo by Hamish Paterson/ Department of Defence.

Anzac legend needs to change, says leading historian

17 March 2015

One hundred years after the Gallipoli landings of April 1915, one of Australia’s leading historians has called for a change in the way the Anzac legend is commemorated.Professor Joan Beaumont, from...

PNG hospitality graduates at the Australia-Pacific Technical College graduation, Port Moresby, PNG. Photo by DFAT photo library.

In her eyes

13 March 2015

 Standing before a large crowd in Papua New Guinea’s Markham district, hair braided half way down her back, Jennifer Baing Waiko speaks confidently and clearly.“2012 is the year that we will be...

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...

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