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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.