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Damien Kingsbury

Crikey international affairs commentator

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Oil slick: East Timor wins battle, but Australia could yet win resources war

Oil slick: East Timor wins battle, but Australia could yet win resources war

Professor Damien KingsburyJan 10, 20171 Comment

The scrapping of the 2006 treaty is a first step towards East Timor securing its economic future. But it will need all future breaks to go its way if it is to avoid economic collapse.

Jokowi hanging by a thread as Indonesian general backs Islamists, rounds on Australia

Jokowi hanging by a thread as Indonesian general backs Islamists, rounds on Australia

Professor Damien KingsburyJan 9, 20174 Comments

General Gatot Nurmantyo has long been suspicious of outside actors and has not trusted Australia since its UN-sanctioned intervention in East Timor in 1999.

Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey, Syria on a knife edge

Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey, Syria on a knife edge

Professor Damien KingsburyDec 20, 20163 Comments

Upon shooting him, Karlov’s assassin cried: "Don’t forget Syria. Don’t forget Aleppo."

Islamic blasphemy trial threatens Indonesian democracy

Islamic blasphemy trial threatens Indonesian democracy

Professor Damien KingsburyDec 14, 20162 Comments

A finding of Ahok being guilty of blasphemy would quell the public protest, end his political career and be a travesty of justice.

Myanmar in arrested development, as Rohingya face 'ethnic cleansing'

Myanmar in arrested development, as Rohingya face 'ethnic cleansing'

Professor Damien KingsburyNov 28, 20162 Comments

Despite Aung San Suu Kyi's election win, little has changed in Myanmar. For many of the country's minority groups, the situation has only gotten worse.

States to watch on US election night

States to watch on US election night

Professor Damien KingsburyNov 8, 20161 Comment

Which states are the make or break for each candidate?

Trump or Clinton, we've entered a post-truth era, and policy debate is out the window

Trump or Clinton, we've entered a post-truth era, and policy debate is out the window

Professor Damien KingsburyNov 4, 20161 Comment

This US election has been pure political combat, with little to no discussion of actual policy.

Don't believe the hype -- Clinton still odds-on favourite for the White House

Don't believe the hype -- Clinton still odds-on favourite for the White House

Professor Damien KingsburyNov 3, 20164 Comments

Recent discussion about voter polling in the US presidential race has often been misleading.

FBI investigation means Trump could still come up ... on top

FBI investigation means Trump could still come up ... on top

Professor Damien KingsburyNov 1, 20166 Comments

The latest revelations that the FBI has reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails could spell disaster for her campaign.

Is Trump the hare or the tortoise?

Is Trump the hare or the tortoise?

Professor Damien KingsburyOct 28, 20162 Comments

Or could he be the presidential equivalent of Steven Bradbury?

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