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The next terror attack could be on your Thailand or Bali holiday

The next terror attack could be on your Thailand or Bali holiday

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.

The political power play behind the whipping of gay men in Aceh

The political power play behind the whipping of gay men in Aceh

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.

Australia stuck in the middle of China's latest attempt at 'empire-building'

Australia stuck in the middle of China's latest attempt at 'empire-building'

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.

Banks turn a blind eye to human rights abuses in Borneo

Banks turn a blind eye to human rights abuses in Borneo

Jenny DentonMay 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.

Jesus F-ing Christ! Blasphemy is back, and it's flummoxing secular legal systems

Jesus F-ing Christ! Blasphemy is back, and it's flummoxing secular legal systems

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.

Secretive Chinese conglomerate needs more scrutiny from the FIRB

Secretive Chinese conglomerate needs more scrutiny from the FIRB

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.

How to assuage North Korea and avoid total war

How to assuage North Korea and avoid total war

Professor Damien KingsburyApr 24, 20174 Comments

Yes, tensions are escalating with North Korea. But that does not mean the future is set.

Jakarta elections mark Indonesia’s increasingly conservative turn

Jakarta elections mark Indonesia’s increasingly conservative turn

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.

Is the world on the brink of nuclear war? Wouldn't bet against it

Is the world on the brink of nuclear war? Wouldn't bet against it

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.

Rundle: Syrian airstrikes won't lead to World War III

Rundle: Syrian airstrikes won't lead to World War III

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.

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