May 24, 2017 16
The West must understand that the type of unchallenged hegemony it enjoyed for a few brief years following the end of the Cold War was but a brief moment in history and has now ended.
May 24, 2017 6
News that gay men in Indonesia are being whipped by order of the sharia police has shocked the world, but we should look at politics, not religion.
May 10, 2017 2
Foreign aid is intended not only as a humanitarian gesture but is also to help circumvent potential longer term problems of poor governance, instability and potential for conflict.
April 24, 2017 5
Yes, tensions are escalating with North Korea. But that does not mean the future is set.
April 20, 2017 5
The campaign against "Ahok" based on sectarian arguments shows that Indonesia is moving in a more conservative Muslim direction.
April 12, 2017 12
Is there a way for Donald Trump to institute regime change in Syria while still saving face?
April 5, 2017
This latest move pushes the Tibetan issue more firmly out of the spiritual and into the political sphere.
March 22, 2017 1
Preliminary polls show the former guerilla fighter seems headed for a resounding victory.
March 20, 2017
The real question now is whether East Timor will be able to establish a viable opposition after today's election.
March 14, 2017 2
And will the Netherlands be able to stop Geert Wilders?
February 27, 2017 4
And the Kurds will present an especially difficult problem.
January 27, 2017 1
Fears that East Timor could create its own "dominant party" structure have recently intensified.
January 10, 2017 1
The scrapping of the 2006 treaty is a first step towards East Timor securing its economic future. But it will need all future breaks to go its way if it is to avoid economic collapse.
January 9, 2017 4
General Gatot Nurmantyo has long been suspicious of outside actors and has not trusted Australia since its UN-sanctioned intervention in East Timor in 1999.
December 20, 2016 3
Upon shooting him, Karlov’s assassin cried: "Don’t forget Syria. Don’t forget Aleppo."
December 14, 2016 2
A finding of Ahok being guilty of blasphemy would quell the public protest, end his political career and be a travesty of justice.
November 28, 2016 2
Despite Aung San Suu Kyi's election win, little has changed in Myanmar. For many of the country's minority groups, the situation has only gotten worse.
November 8, 2016 1
Which states are the make or break for each candidate?
November 4, 2016 1
This US election has been pure political combat, with little to no discussion of actual policy.
November 3, 2016 4
Recent discussion about voter polling in the US presidential race has often been misleading.