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18 January 2022
Ash covering Nomuka, Tonga, following the volcano

“Deep concern” for cut off Tonga

Two Tongan academics at The Australian National University (ANU) say panic and a lack of clear information are hampering search...

12 July 2016

Washington welcome as China flexes muscle in Southeast Asia’s waters

ANU experts launch report on the impact of a stronger Washington presence in the South China Sea.

09 June 2014
Professor Des Ball. Photo by Bob Cooper.

Queen’s honours for leading defence thinkers

Des Ball and Hugh White win Orders of Australia for contribution to the nation.

04 June 2014
An Indonesian poster protesting Tony Abbott over spying allegations. Photo by AFP.

The blunder Down Under

Australia-Indonesia relations are stepping towards normalisation. But can we avoid making the same mistakes we've made for decades?

29 May 2014
No coup. Photo by AFP.

High stakes

More than democracy is at stake after Thailand’s latest coup, reports JAMES GIGGACHER.

29 May 2014
Photo by AFP.

Another chapter in Thailand’s tale of woe

Thailand is fast becoming a cautionary tale for the rest of Asia, warns a leading expert.

28 May 2014
Photo by United Nations Photo on flickr.

Hard choices for human rights

A commitment to non-intervention could prove one of the biggest stumbling blocks to ASEAN’s efforts to promote human rights, writes MATHEW DAVIES.

23 May 2014
Anti-government protestors celebrate the announcement of Thailand's coup. Photo by AFP.

Thailand: over the precipice?

Can Thailand recover from yet another military coup, asks JOHN BLAXLAND.

22 May 2014
Photo by AFP.

Thailand's powder keg

Thailand’s army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha is trying to diffuse a political powder keg but may be stoking the fire, writes JOHN BLAXLAND.

21 May 2014
No longer the odd man out. Myanmar President Thein Sein (third from right) with Southeast Asian leaders at the 24th ASEAN summit. Photo by AFP.

Return to the fold

The shadow of Myanmar’s past military rule won’t harm its new-found place as a member of ASEAN and the region, writes MATHEW DAVIES.


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