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Damien Kingsbury

Crikey international affairs commentator

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Trump's chances of 'doing a Brexit' are slim, but extant

Trump's chances of 'doing a Brexit' are slim, but extant

Professor Damien KingsburyOct 26, 20162 Comments

By the numbers, a Donald Trump presidency would be a huge surprise at this point. But it wouldn't be the first time he'd shocked us.

Death of Thai King leaves fraught power vacuum

Death of Thai King leaves fraught power vacuum

Professor Damien KingsburyOct 14, 2016

Thai politics are a tinder box, and the death of the world's longest-reigning monarch just dropped a match in.

With no money, no running mate and few friends, Trump lumbers on

With no money, no running mate and few friends, Trump lumbers on

Professor Damien KingsburyOct 10, 20163 Comments

Prominent Republicans are running from their presidential nominee, as the Republican National Committee pulls his funding. But he is undeterred.

Russia is winning the Syrian war

Russia is winning the Syrian war

Professor Damien KingsburyOct 3, 201614 Comments

The US is unlikely to engage in direct intervention, at least for several months, for three reasons.

We are losing the three-pronged war in Iraq and Syria

We are losing the three-pronged war in Iraq and Syria

Professor Damien KingsburySep 28, 20163 Comments

A coalition of diverse forces will work to oust ISIS from Mosul. But that's not the end of the story.

How many refugees should Australia take every year?

How many refugees should Australia take every year?

Professor Damien KingsburySep 26, 20167 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull has increased the number of refugees to 18,750, but that is a much lower number than we can comfortably support.

East Timor, 17 years on: a troubled past, a fragile future

Professor Damien KingsburyAug 30, 20162 Comments

Although East Timor is doing much better than it was, it is still very fragile. And the Timor Sea dispute could undo much of the progress that has been made.

Crikey Clarifier: what is ISIS (or ISIL) and what will it do to the Middle East?

Crikey Clarifier: what is ISIS (or ISIL) and what will it do to the Middle East?

Professor Damien KingsburyJun 18, 20143 Comments

The United States faces quite the dilemma in Iraq: either intervene and become embroiled in another Iraq war, or throw support behind Syria's brutal regime.

Thailand's 'roadmap to democracy' filled with detours and potholes

Thailand's 'roadmap to democracy' filled with detours and potholes

Professor Damien KingsburyJun 2, 20142 Comments

Thailand has promised that it will return to some semblance of democracy -- in 15 months' time. Is the "roadmap to democracy" just a ploy?

Nothing to see here: Thai army cracks down on international media

Nothing to see here: Thai army cracks down on international media

Professor Damien KingsburyMay 30, 20142 Comments

Just a handful of hacks are holding up the bar at Bangkok's foreign press club as the junta cracks down on international broadcast media and calls in local journalists for questioning

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