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Asian pawns lose out in power play between the US and China

4 May 2017

China is winning the battle over the South China Sea, the resource-rich stretch of contested water where the country’s been building artificial islands equipped with military-length airstrips...

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What North Korea and Syria tell us about US primacy: It's over

1 May 2017

In the course of the last three weeks, we have probably witnessed the end of the defining feature of the post-Cold War era: unrivaled American power. For all the back and forth between commentators...

Relief for Rohingyas in Chittagong. Photo: Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hussain

Is ASEAN a newfound voice for the Rohingya?

29 March 2017

The democratisation of Myanmar, culminating in the National League for Democracy’s assumption of power in early 2016, was meant to mark a step forward for the Rohingya. The hopes of the international...

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Out of order

20 March 2017

What does Australia want from ASEAN? Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop gave a clear answer in her speech in Manila on 16 March. In a memorable phrase, Ms Bishop called for ASEAN to use its ‘...

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Tackling human trafficking in ASEAN

2 March 2017

On 6 February, the Philippines became the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to ratify the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and...

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Assessing Indonesia's new decree on refugees

9 February 2017

On 31 December last year, Indonesian President Joko Widodo quietly issued a decree on the handling of refugees, breaking a long held silence on the issue. The pronouncement outlines how relevant...

ANU ranked in the top 10 international universities

1 February 2017

The ANU has been named in the top 10 of the world’s most international universities. The 2017 Times Higher Education international universities rankings has ANU at seventh in the world and...

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From the frontline to first-class Masters

16 December 2016

Being at the frontline of war zones, he was motivated to study International Relations to better understand the nature of conflicts. “During my time in the military I have consistently been sent...

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Tackling humanitarian challenges and the responsibility to protect

4 October 2016

ANU Conference tackles international humanitarian challenges Today, over 65 million people around the world are forcibly displaced by instability and armed conflict – with political and sectarian...

UNICEF/UNI15402/Holmes: Young women in poor communities in the Mekong Region face very high risk of exploitation in migration

Why research should be a priority in the global response to the child migration crisis

6 September 2016

With world leaders gathering at the United Nations for high level deliberations on the global migration crisis, the need for solid evidence to develop better policies on child migration has never...

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