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20 December 2013
Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop with Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa

A sweet solution to beef, boats and spies woes

A security forum may be the way to rebuild bridges with our northern neighbours, writes John Blaxland.

18 December 2013

Workshop wets appetite for all things China and Japan

Students converge on ANU for taste of calligraphy, Tai Chi and all things in between.

18 December 2013
Jack Georgieff. Photo by David Paterson.

Rising with the region

Today’s ANU graduates will rise to the challenge of the Asian century and bring others along with them, writes Jack Georgieff.

16 December 2013
Chinese fighter jets. Photo from

Air defence zone a fly in the ointment for regional peace

China's new air defence zone is a direct challenge to the US, says expert.

12 December 2013
Thai anti-government protestors. Photo by AFP.

Thaksin’s supporters care about corruption too

Corruption in Thai politics will only be solved through democratic discussion and not battles in the streets, writes Andrew Walker.

11 December 2013
Anti-government protesters at Rajamangala stadium, Bangkok. Photo by Nick Nostitz for New Mandala.

Thailand’s protests could lead to civil conflict

Civil conflict in Thailand is a real possibility, with anti-government protesters refusing to accept an election, warns ANU expert.

10 December 2013
Detail from the book 'Australia 1943'.

Australia's military muscle forged in key battles of 1943

How the liberation of New Guinea helped turn the tide of the Second World War.

09 December 2013
An Australian soldier stands in front of a wall bearing the names of soldiers killed in World War 1 during a dawn service at the Australian War Memorial in the northern French city of Villers-Bretonneux. Photo by AFP.

Building a legacy

The Prime Minister must build the nation's military heritage closer to home, writes John Blaxland.

06 December 2013
An Iraqi family bound for Australia are detained in Indonesia. Photo by AFP.

Asylum seekers: a bad choice at the crossroads

A poor solution to irregular maritime arrivals appears to be working, writes Peter Hughes.

05 December 2013
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at ANU.

Getting behind Burma

We don’t all need to be global icons of democracy to help reform in Myanmar, writes Susan Harris Rimmer.


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