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27 March 2014
'Mrs Kim' always dressed well.

Mrs Kim and I

EMMA CAMPBELL asks whether North Korean elites are responsible for the regime's atrocities.

26 March 2014
Sombath Somphone.

What happened to Sombath Somphone?

More than a year after vanishing, mystery of missing Laotian highlights cruel record of forced disappearances.

25 March 2014
Model turned political hopeful, Destiara Talita. Photo from Facebook.

Dolls and polls

Indonesia's 'pretty candidates' are transforming the ugly business of politics, writes TOM POWER.

25 March 2014
An Australian serviceman searches for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Photo by AFP.

Every cloud…

Enhanced regional security cooperation may be a silver lining to the dark cloud of missing flight MH370, writes JOHN BLAXLAND.

22 March 2014
A Japanese self defense force fighter. Photo by Angelique Perez/US Air Force.

History repeating?

PAUL DIBB outlines why 2014 in Asia won’t be a repeat of 1914 in Europe.

05 March 2014

New territory

Major new laws to better protect Vanuatu's customary land owners.

26 February 2014
Dr Susan Harris-Rimmer. Photo by Jimmy Walsh.

Dr Diplomacy to help resuscitate gender agenda

Dr Susan Harris-Rimmer selected for Australian government delegation to the UN.

25 February 2014
Photo by aisletwentytwo on flickr.

Divine dash for cash

Papua New Guinea fraudsters are catching out unsuspecting citizens, through infilitrating Pentecostal church networks, writes BELINDA CRANSTON.

19 February 2014
Photo by  Jason A. Howie on flickr.

Hard lessons in soft power

Social media and public diplomacy are spinning a web for worldly Asian states.

18 February 2014
North Korean leader Kim Jung-un. Photo by AFP.

Rights abuse requires right response

Humanitarian aid and engagement, not sanctions, best chance for human rights in North Korea, says expert.

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