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19 May 2014
Suporters of Narendra Modi celebrate his victory in India's elections. Photo by AFP.

Landslide victory history in the making

After historic elections, India faces a critical turning point between prosperity or violence, writes Ian Hall.

14 May 2014
The Abbott government has committed to buying 58 new F-35 joint strike fighters. Photo from fotopedia.

DIY defence

The grand designs of defence spending have become more of a renovation rescue, write Peter Dean and Andrew Carr.

14 May 2014
US marines load aid for the Philippines onto an Australian plane. This type of humanitarian cooperation may be a thing of the past.

Balanced books leave Australia poorer

A limp approach to soft power, including aid spending, is leaving Australia on the outer in our region.

12 May 2014
US soldiers train in Australia. Photo by Department of Defence.

Sticking to your guns

JOHN BLAXLAND asks whether the United States is a dangerous, indispensable or convenient ally.

12 May 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott with two RAAF squadron leaders at the announcement of the purchase of 58 new F35 joint strike fighters. Photo by Department of Defence.

Abbott should scrap two per cent defence spending

Government has the wrong formula for defence spending, warn experts.

09 May 2014
A local man is surveyed by census collectors in Yangon. Photo by AFP.

Unity in diversity?

Myanmar’s first census for 30 years has left some people uncounted, writes OLIVIA CABLE.

08 May 2014
Ousted Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra surrounded by supporters outside the Constitutional Court. Photo by AFP.

A coup by any other name…

Dismissal of Thailand Prime Minister smacks of attempted constitutional coup, says ANU expert.

06 May 2014
Image by Tactical Technology Collective on flickr.

States still stalk the Net

The latest revelation about Chinese espionage shows cyberspace is no longer free of government influence, writes SIMON HANSEN.

30 April 2014
Revellers celebrate Burmese New Year. Photo by Getty Images.

Thingyan: partitioned love in the dirty lake

Burma’s annual New Year’s water festival reveals the country’s disparities - even in romance.

25 April 2014
Anzac Day dawn service in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Department of Defence.

What Anzac means

Re-examining our memory of war and the myths surrounding Anzac Day.

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