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

Professor Damien KingsburyAug 30, 20161 Comment

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.

Foreign policy white paper a test of Bishop's mettle -- and China's

Foreign policy white paper a test of Bishop's mettle -- and China's

Michael SainsburyAug 26, 20163 Comments

Julie Bishop is trying to claw back foreign policy from the security agencies.

Rundle: at Long Tan, genocidal aggressors lose their right to a memorial

Rundle: at Long Tan, genocidal aggressors lose their right to a memorial

Guy RundleAug 22, 201635 Comments

The Vietnam War was racist and genocidal at its essence -- and we cannot ignore that character any longer.

The disaster of Cambodia, the so-called hope for Australia's refugees

The disaster of Cambodia, the so-called hope for Australia's refugees

Michael SainsburyAug 19, 2016

The political situation in Cambodia has gone from bad to worse. You can bet no more refugees from Nauru will be choosing to relocate there.

Banality of evil: bureaucracy's role in Nauru

Banality of evil: bureaucracy's role in Nauru

David DonaldsonAug 17, 20164 Comments

Wilson security might have downplayed abuse on Nauru to make their stats look better.

What the rest of the world is saying about Nauru abuses

What the rest of the world is saying about Nauru abuses

John MartinkusAug 15, 20166 Comments

Australia's appalling treatment of refugees on Nauru is the talk of the world, writes John Martinkus.

Nauru files: this is Australia's Abu Ghraib moment

Nauru files: this is Australia's Abu Ghraib moment

John MartinkusAug 10, 201617 Comments

This leak has exposed the years of denials, obfuscation and the consistent attempts to keep conditions for those detained on Nauru out of the eye of the Australian public, writes foreign correspondent John Martinkus.

Thailand's military rulers entrench their power

Thailand's military rulers entrench their power

Michael SainsburyAug 8, 2016

A new constitution will replace Thailand's pre-coup parliamentary system. And things don't look good for the country's democracy.

Why we know nothing about the victims of Sagamihara

Why we know nothing about the victims of Sagamihara

Shakira HusseinAug 8, 20161 Comment

The mass murderer who targeted disabled people in a care facility in Japan said he wanted people with disabilities to "disappear". Our society seems to agree.

RBA, not govt, correctly assesses real China threat

RBA, not govt, correctly assesses real China threat

Michael SainsburyAug 3, 20161 Comment

Australia should be very afraid of China -- but it is its economic wobbles, not its military might, that should keep Aussies up at night.

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