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Fears that terrorists could plant bomb on Australian-bound plane from South East Asia.

Counter-terrorism expert Clive Williams fears terrorists could plant bomb on Australian-bound plane from South East Asia

28 November 2015

As fears grow of another possible terrorist attack in Europe, security experts warn that Australians should be more worried about the risks closer to home. There are growing concerns in the...

HMAS Brisbane cruising with USN destroyer John S. McCain.

Principle of self-reliance more important now than it has ever been

24 November 2015

Relying on our allies to keep us safe is unwise, so Marise Payne's white paper needs to set out a plan to bolster our own defences.Read Principle of self-reliance more important now than it has...

A bomb explodes in Syria.

Dr John Blaxland warns against Australia sending troops into Syria

19 November 2015

As France launched a second round of air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, one of Australia’s leading defence experts has warned against deploying Aussie troops on the ground. Dr John Blaxland...

Going west

17 November 2015

A roadside lake on the Karakoram HighwayAt the end of my two-month summer break traversing China collecting new accents, I spent time travelling solo in Xinjiang. From the warm and welcoming oasis of...

Tapping in

12 November 2015

Some countries in Southeast Asia have economically benefitted from the emergence and proliferation of production networks, but for others there’s still work to do, writes Buavanh Vilavong....

US carrier group.

US 'sail through' will not deter China

11 November 2015

President Barack Obama's decision to send a U.S. Navy ship through waters claimed by China, around an artificial island in the South China Sea, was presented as a warning that Washington will not...

China building an artificial island in the South China Sea - Fiery Cross Reef.

China's island-building project a bid for power, not popularity

10 November 2015

Malcolm Turnbull has often said China's assertive actions in the South China Sea are "counterproductive", because they scare its south-east Asian neighbours. But scaring the neighbours is only...

The people met travelling

6 November 2015

For me, travel has always been about the people more than the places. During my summer break, I travelled around China for five weeks. I saw everything from snow-capped mountains, glittering...

Malcolm Turnbull speaking at the United States Studies Centre.

Will a Turnbull government mean a new foreign policy for Australia?

3 November 2015

There has been speculation that Australia’s recent change in prime minister from Tony Abbott to Malcolm Turnbull will mean a shift in Australia’s choice of partners in Asia. The change does not mean...

Shinzo Abe at a roundtable.

Why Abe-Park summit matters to rest of Asia

3 November 2015

While differences over whether Japan has adequately atoned for its imperial history remain, the meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun Hye yesterday...

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