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Damien Kingsbury

Crikey international affairs commentator

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My life on the black list: Indonesia's tight grip on visas continues

My life on the black list: Indonesia's tight grip on visas continues

Professor Damien KingsburyApr 23, 20141 Comment

Crikey's international affairs commentator has been banned from travelling to Indonesia -- again. The government is still nervous about the work of academics and reporters.

Afghanistan's second election: not exactly democratic consolidation

Afghanistan's second election: not exactly democratic consolidation

Professor Damien KingsburyApr 7, 20142 Comments

Afghanistan went to the polls with minimal violence. But it was hardly a triumph in democracy. Irregularities were many, and the Taliban sits in wait for the main presidential run-off.

The new tri-polar world: why Russia can do whatever it likes

The new tri-polar world: why Russia can do whatever it likes

Professor Damien KingsburyMar 27, 20143 Comments

The United States is effectively powerless in the empire-building of Russia. There's three sherifs in the world right now, and America might not even be the most influential.

A sclerotic Malaysian government stumbles in MH370 crisis

A sclerotic Malaysian government stumbles in MH370 crisis

Professor Damien KingsburyMar 20, 20144 Comments

After a 50-year-long easy run, the Malaysian government has been subjected to an inquisition over its handling of the search for missing flight MH370. It has not performed well.

Crimea vote: Russia's big win, but what now for Ukraine?

Crimea vote: Russia's big win, but what now for Ukraine?

Professor Damien KingsburyMar 17, 20143 Comments

The people of Crimea have, overwhelmingly and expectedly, voted to throw their lot in with Russia. But there were a litany of problems in a referendum that was technically unconstitutional.

Cornered, the Russian bear likely to show its teeth in region

Cornered, the Russian bear likely to show its teeth in region

Professor Damien KingsburyMar 10, 201410 Comments

Russia's increasing aggression in the Ukraine is a result of its deep-seated fear of outside aggression. Without a pliant Ukraine, Russia may take more drastic measures.

Age of empires: Ukraine high-stakes chess game against Russian grandmaster

Age of empires: Ukraine high-stakes chess game against Russian grandmaster

Professor Damien KingsburyMar 3, 201414 Comments

Russia and Ukraine are on the brink of war, but few in the West have any concept of Russia's end game. The Russians saw this coming and are strategically placed for any eventuality.

The president is gone, but Ukraine's democracy hopes in tatters

The president is gone, but Ukraine's democracy hopes in tatters

Professor Damien KingsburyFeb 26, 20144 Comments

Don't think that Ukraine's social unrest will usher in a golden era of social democracy. Unfortunately for the former Eastern bloc state, its future is likely to be more of the same.

We talk with Indonesia every day -- but is anyone listening?

We talk with Indonesia every day -- but is anyone listening?

Professor Damien KingsburyFeb 17, 20145 Comments

Indonesian feathers have been ruffled by Australia's policy of sending back asylum seekers. Julie Bishop says our relationship with Indonesia is fine, but no one on the Indonesian side seems to agree.

Schapelle slips the system, but faces a world of attention

Schapelle slips the system, but faces a world of attention

Professor Damien KingsburyFeb 6, 20143 Comments

Schapelle Corby is likely to be free within the next few days,but although her surrounds will be more comfortable, she will be under more scrutiny than ever.

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