Professor Damien KingsburyMay 21, 20142 Comments
While Indonesian presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has been touted as Indonesia's "Obama", his choice of running mate will bring age and experience to the team.
Professor Damien KingsburyMay 20, 20143 Comments
Protesters want Thailand's interim government to step down and an increased role for the monarchy. The interim government says it will do no such thing and is calling for new elections. And things are coming to a head.
Professor Damien KingsburyMay 14, 20143 Comments
Joe Hockey has deeply cut the foreign aid budget, ignoring a commitment to the UN Millennium Development Goals. The real losers will be the millions in the Asia-Pacific on the poverty line.
Professor Damien KingsburyMay 8, 20143 Comments
Yingluck Shinawatra has been kicked out after hasty court proceedings against her. Her supporters are calling it a constitutional coup by forces who want the royal family to have more power in politics -- and those who are sick of the Shinawatras.
Professor Damien KingsburyMay 6, 201412 Comments
The end game for Russia and President Vladimir Putin is not one that subsumes the Ukraine, but makes it more sympathetic to the Russian cause. It's a deadly game of chess.
Professor Damien KingsburyApr 28, 201411 Comments
Russia is still massing troops on Ukraine's border. Most of the posturing is for effect -- but if push comes to shove, Russia will be the one doing the shoving.
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.
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.
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.
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.