May 14, 2018 1
East Timor is in for another change of government after the weekend's election. What will it mean for the nation's fragile democracy?
May 10, 2018 8
Just when naysayers were starting to rethink Donald Trump's brinkmanship, he drives the US right over the edge. Does pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal prove it was all dumb luck?
March 21, 2018 6
From Equatorial Guinea to Uzbekistan, dictatorships are still alive and kicking. And with China leaning full tilt in that direction, don't expect them to go anywhere soon.
March 12, 2018 8
We know any meeting will be eventful, but what exactly is on the agenda, and what's the likelihood of any real progress?
March 9, 2018 2
An escalation in violence is being expected between Sri Lanka's Buddhists and its Muslim minority. For some, echoes of the civil war are unavoidable.
March 7, 2018 2
The Timor Sea agreement is hardly cause for celebration when the core of the struggle remains unsolved.
February 20, 2018 1
The Syrian government has pivoted towards helping US-supported Kurdish forces in their fight against a Turkish invasion in Northern Syria, further muddling the region's complex web of alliances.
February 13, 2018 5
This is about much more than a downed jet.
February 5, 2018 3
West Papua has shown once again that freedom of speech is only for those who follow the rules.
January 29, 2018 9
16 years on and despite peace talks, the corrupt Kabul government is still on the back-foot in its war with the Taliban.
January 18, 2018 6
The long-anticipated Turkish invasion of Kurdistan is looking like it will soon be a reality, set to mark a new relationship with the US, which has been backing Kurdish fighters for years. And that's not the only aftershock the region will feel, writes Professor Damien Kingsbury.
January 10, 2018 6
With all the attention on Trump, people don't seem to have noticed the utterly bizarre political political narrative unfolding in Malaysia right now.
January 9, 2018 3
North and South Korea will sit down to discuss participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics amid some of the highest tensions in recent memory. But will the gesture be enough?
December 12, 2017
The prime minister of East Timor is refusing to allow parliament to reconvene because he will face a vote of no confidence. What next?
December 6, 2017 5
The killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was consolidating power in the capital Sana'a, will see the horror in Yemen return to a stalemate.
November 27, 2017 3
The recently released foreign policy white paper is an unusual mix of diagnostic science and conservative reluctance to name the diagnosis.
November 16, 2017 7
The Zimbabwean coup was triggered by army commander General Constantine Chiwenga threatening on Monday to "step in" to calm recent political tensions.
October 25, 2017 1
With the outlawing of its main opposition party, Cambodia's slide back towards totalitarian state is almost complete
October 17, 2017 4
Official independence looks impossible in the short term.
October 2, 2017 4
With national police raiding and closing dozens of voting booths yesterday, it is clear that the vote will not be recognised by the conservative People’s Party government in Madrid.