Michael SainsburyMay 26, 20173 Comments
Militant Islamism is spreading like wildfire in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The Bali bombings will probably not be an isolated incident.
Professor Damien KingsburyMay 24, 20175 Comments
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.
Michael SainsburyMay 15, 20176 Comments
Critics, including importantly Australia’s defence and espionage establishment, believe China's latest move to be a potential strategic threat.
May 12, 20171 Comment
Forest destruction and land loss have resulted in a “far-reaching human rights disaster” for Borneo’s indigenous peoples, writes freelance journalist Jenny Denton.
Michael BradleyMay 12, 201736 Comments
The case of a former Jakarta governor illustrates the role that blasphemy plays at the intersection between law and state-sponsored religion.
Michael SainsburyMay 8, 2017
HNA Group has made an eye-watering number of acquisitions at breakneck speed in a bewildering number of sectors. Australia should keep its eye on this secretive company.
Professor Damien KingsburyApr 24, 20174 Comments
Yes, tensions are escalating with North Korea. But that does not mean the future is set.
Professor Damien KingsburyApr 20, 20175 Comments
The campaign against "Ahok" based on sectarian arguments shows that Indonesia is moving in a more conservative Muslim direction.
Michael BradleyApr 19, 201715 Comments
Donald Trump is betting that the genuine threat of nuclear war will get Kim Jong-un to back down. That is an incredibly dangerous bet to make.
Guy RundleApr 10, 201728 Comments
There is very little else Trump could have done, as far as domestic politics goes, other than hit back after a chemical attack.