ASEAN's South China Sea ulcer

Continued failure to address the South China Sea issue is not only a short term failure – it now represents a significant and ongoing risk to ASEAN’s health....

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Lebanon's fragile stability

After recent events in Turkey, Lebanon is looking like one of the most stable states in the Middle East, writes Vanessa Newby

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Turmoil sparks largest protests in Zimbabwe

Things are not going well in Zimbabwe, writes Jeremy Youde in World Politics Review

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The fight inside China over the South China Sea

Even Beijing isn't sure what it wants, writes Feng Zhang in Foreign Policy

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Brexit serves as a warning to ASEAN

There are lessons to be learnt from the UK-EU split, writes Mathew Davies

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Brexit serves as a warning to ASEAN

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Mathew Davies

My current research examines the intersection of regional order building, human rights and governance in Southeast Asia, paying particular regard to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). To study this...

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Jeremy Youde

Jeremy’s research focuses on questions of global health governance and global health politics. He is the author of three books and co-editor of two recently edited volumes. He has published more than 30 peer-...

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Stuart Harris

I have continued research on China’s foreign policy, its relationship with the US and the region and on regional responses to globalisation, with particular emphasis on China and Northeast Asia. Other areas of...

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Bina D'Costa

Bina D’Costa focuses on human rights, justice and security issues in South Asia. At the ANU she was previously a Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Justice at RegNet (2008-10) and Convener of the...

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David is a research fellow in the Department of International Relations. He is also the editor of the Policy Background Paper series, which is part of the ANU-MacArthur Asia Security Initiative (ANU-MASI) Project In...

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