Professor Damien Kingsbury September 18, 2017 11 Comments
When Myanmar was a pariah state, many people boycotted it so as to not further line the pockets of the generals and their cronies who controlled the economy. Myanmar's return to committing obscene human rights abuses means we should reinstate this position.
Professor Damien Kingsbury September 8, 2017 2 Comments
Arresting the opposition leader on trumped-up charges of treason and closing a dissenting newspaper will cement Hun Sen's grip on power as Cambodia becomes even more autocratic.
Professor Damien Kingsbury September 4, 2017 2 Comments
Australia's treatment of East Timor has always been exploitative. Under the Turnbull government, nothing has changed.
Professor Damien Kingsbury September 1, 2017 11 Comments
Wars are always ended by some form of negotiated settlement. That means that, at some point, talking must be the answer.
Professor Damien Kingsbury August 30, 2017 11 Comments
Myanmar's Rohingya people have long been considered the most persecuted in the world and despite hopes for change with new political leadership it seems the same cruel story is set to play out yet again.
Professor Damien Kingsbury August 2, 2017 4 Comments
China and India both want to assert their dominance in Bhutan. And the dispute could end in bloodshed.
Professor Damien Kingsbury July 24, 2017 2 Comments
The surprise outcome of the elections was the rise of Khunto, which looks to have taken five seats.
Professor Damien Kingsbury July 21, 2017 3 Comments
To suggest that East Timor's democracy is "consolidated" or somehow a permanent feature of the political landscape might reflect a blinkered understanding of what it takes to retain a viable democracy.
Professor Damien Kingsbury July 14, 2017 3 Comments
Yes, Joko Widodo's decree against hardline Islamic groups is about stamping out terror-linked organisations. But it's also about saving his own political arse.
Professor Damien Kingsbury July 12, 2017 7 Comments
Though that's a long way off.