Topic-Politics

Hawke on foreign policy

The Hawke Government came to power in March 1983 during a turbulent period in international affairs. The world was… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | Japan: From Heisei to Reiwa

Last month Bruce Miller AO, Australia’s former Ambassador to Japan from 2011 – 2017 delivered our Perspectives: Asia seminar reflecting on Japan’s recent imperial transition,… Read More

Taking transitional justice to Cambodia’s youth

Like young people the world over, the youth of Cambodia are glued to their mobile phones. They sit in cafes and bars, order food from… Read More

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC): Legacies, law, and peoples

Multiple consequences of the violence and conflict that engulfed Cambodia during and surrounding the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979) continues to be experienced. The Cambodian Government… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | Referenda on Independence in New Caledonia and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville

Professor Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh, Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University moderated an informative session with Ms Denise Fisher, former Australian Consul-General to New Caledonia,  Anthony… Read More

The Rohingyas: A new terrorist threat?

There have been a small number of militant Muslim groups in Myanmar, but they were usually weak and disorganised. A few had  tenuous international links, mainly… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | The future of Chinese leadership in the global economy

Professor Cameron Thies, Director of the School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University and President-Elect, International Studies Association explored the future of Chinese… Read More

Trade, security ties and engaging the Indonesian diaspora – what you need to know about Widodo’s Australia visit

Officials from both Canberra and Jakarta must have been privately relieved last night. The first official visit to Australia by Indonesian President Joko Widodo (“Jokowi”)… Read More

Andrew Selth: The lady and authoritarianism in Myanmar

Over the past few years, there has been a significant shift in public perceptions of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. While still lauded… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Myanmar's military mindset
One region, one family, one report: Activating trade and investment between Australia and the Pacific islands region
Reflections on press freedom as a pillar of democracy

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