November 12, 2009 2
When the Rudd Labor government was elected two years ago, there were high hopes that it would leave behind the more negative foreign policies of its predecessor Howard coalition government. What we have, though, is a foreign policy shambles.
September 10, 2009 4
The roller-coaster that is the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship is again plummeting.
September 8, 2009 10
Damien Kingsbury wonders why former PM John Howard finds it necessary to create a palpable fiction over his commitment to East Timor’s independence.
August 27, 2009
There isn't a 'media blackout' occurring in East Timor, rather lots of factually incorrect stories that ignore the East Timorese government's focus on anti-corruption campaigns.
July 20, 2009
Just two weeks ago, observers were congratulating Indonesia for a presidential election that was seen to consolidate that country’s process of democratisation. Now the country again appears to be on the edge of political turmoil.
April 23, 2009
Sri Lanka’s battle to militarily defeat the country’s separatist Tamil Tigers appears to heading towards its final moments; but is this really the end?
April 17, 2009
Corruption, bribery and boats: we know that asylum seekers who attempt to come to Australia by boat invariably come via Indonesia, and that much of the problem lies there.
April 16, 2009
Indonesia’s political parties are now jockeying to form coalitions in a major re-ordering of that country’s political landscape.
April 8, 2009
Indonesia goes to the polls to elect its national and local legislatures today, in what many see as a foretaste of the presidential polls in July, writes Damien Kingsbury.