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05 December 2013
Thai anti-government protesters flee tear gas. Photo by AFP.

Thailand's stark choice

As Thai opposition leader Suthep Thaugsuban calls protestors to arms, the country is heading for civil conflict, writes Andrew Walker.

03 December 2013

Agent of redundancy

As Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flexes the nation's military muscle he's fanning the flames of regional tension, writes Rikki Kersten.

02 December 2013
A Burmese skater posing with his board at Nanat Taw Bridge in Yangon. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/ AFP.

Finding voice in the face of change

Jacqueline Menager outlines why Burma's youth may not be ready for momentous change.

29 November 2013
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi during her historic first visit to Australia. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP.

The lady is still waiting

Aung San Suu Kyi might be the 21st century’s first democratic success but the reality of Myanmar’s politics means the path to power may not be the end to hardship, writes Nicholas Farrelly.

28 November 2013
Timor-Leste is on the path to peace and prosperity. Photo by Rusty Stewart on flickr.

Peace and prosperity

After decades of struggle and occupation, and the recent threat of internal division, Timor-Leste farewells conflict and welcomes development.

28 November 2013
An Anzac memorial. Photo by andreakw on flickr.

War story paints a different Anzac tale

A new book by ANU military historian says it's time to revisit the Anzac legend.

27 November 2013
A Timorese women stands in front of traditional housing. Photo by UN Photo on flickr.

In Timor, a new house does not make a home

A failed national housing project demonstrates the difficulties of development in Timor-Leste.

27 November 2013
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo from wikimedia commons.

Burma's next president?

Myanmar freedom fighter could become president, says former diplomat and ANU expert.

26 November 2013
A young boy learns to write in a Burmese kindergarten class. Photo by UN Photo on flickr.

Myanmar's academic ambitions

Education has the power to reinvigorate Burmese society, writes Pyone Myat Thu.

25 November 2013
Young Timorese celebrate international peace day. Photo by UN Photo on flickr.

Young nation to age gracefully?

The 21st century’s first new nation, Timor-Leste, may have found peace and stability, but prosperity is not guaranteed.

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