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Malcolm Turnbull tours the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

A true test of Turnbull’s diplomacy is yet to come

26 November 2015

For new and untested leaders on the international stage, being seen as a ‘safe pair of hands’ is one of the highest compliments that can be conferred on to them by nervous diplomats. In the case...

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...

Australia has a duty of care to refugees

Australia has a duty of care to refugees

2 November 2015

A Somali refugee who is pregnant as the result of an alleged rape was last Friday returned to Nauru without the abortion she was asking for. The woman, known as Abyan, was flown from Nauru to...

Don't attack Transfield over detention centres, attack the contract

Don't attack Transfield over detention centres, attack the contract

28 October 2015

Incidents of asylum seeker self-harm occur roughly every four days in the Australian-run detention centre on Nauru. This is no official secret. Transfield, the company in charge of Australia’s...

Delegates from Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, and Turkey  with Australian foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop. Image courtesy of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Where is MIKTA heading next?

27 October 2015

With a relatively small amount of media coverage, foreign ministers of five nations—Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia—met in New York last week for the sixth MIKTA ministerial...

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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...

Emma Roberts at Rinjani Lake. Photo: Supplied

20 years of ANU student exchanges to Indonesia

14 October 2015

ANU has helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of a program which has fostered student exchanges and study in Indonesia. ANU has had 177 students living and studying in Indonesia...

The political economy of Myanmar

The political economy of Myanmar

8 October 2015

Anna Peterson was one of 11 ANU students who travelled to Myanmar in July to complete a two-week intensive course, the Political Economy of Myanmar. In this video, Anna talks about her experience and...

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...


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