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With American relationship gone, Turnbull finds few friends in Asia

With American relationship gone, Turnbull finds few friends in Asia

Michael SainsburyFeb 3, 20171 Comment

With Australia's relationship with the US is looking less than special, we should look to our Asian neighbours, who bring both opportunities and challenges.

The problem with our over-reliance on Chinese tourism

The problem with our over-reliance on Chinese tourism

Michael SainsburyJan 31, 20173 Comments

For the past decade, China has been the fastest growing place of origin for tourists to Australia. Here's why that could become an issue.

Is East Timor run by a 'stable' govt or conspiratorial oligarchy?

Is East Timor run by a 'stable' govt or conspiratorial oligarchy?

Professor Damien KingsburyJan 27, 20171 Comment

Fears that East Timor could create its own "dominant party" structure have recently intensified.

Why Australia has been so quiet on the Malaysian bribery scandal

Why Australia has been so quiet on the Malaysian bribery scandal

Jarni BlakkarlyJan 25, 20173 Comments

Could the importance of our diplomatic relationship with Malaysia be taking precedence over the principles of criminal justice? Freelance journalist Jarni Blakkarly reports.

Exposing China's economic shell game

Exposing China's economic shell game

Michael SainsburyJan 23, 20173 Comments

Last week, China’s official economic growth figures came in. As predicted, well, they were just as predicted: 6.7% for the year. Hmmm.

Search for MH370 abandoned, but the mystery endures

Search for MH370 abandoned, but the mystery endures

Ben SandilandsJan 18, 20172 Comments

If the authorities think the controversy over the loss of MH370 is over, they are seriously mistaken.

Is Australia's last Tiger heading for extinction?

Is Australia's last Tiger heading for extinction?

Ben SandilandsJan 17, 2017

Today, Virgin will fly an empty plane twice to Denpasar to pick up Tigerair passengers who have been, or might otherwise have become, the collateral damage in an ongoing disagreement with Jakarta's aviation regulators.

For East Timor, maritime boundary is not about oil. It's about pride.

For East Timor, maritime boundary is not about oil. It's about pride.

CrikeyJan 11, 20173 Comments

Freelance journalist John Martinkus was in East Timor during its bloody struggle for independence. And he says East Timor will get its own back and negotiate a fair maritime boundary with Australia.

Oil slick: East Timor wins battle, but Australia could yet win resources war

Oil slick: East Timor wins battle, but Australia could yet win resources war

Professor Damien KingsburyJan 10, 20171 Comment

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.

How Trump will wreck diplomacy in south-east Asia

How Trump will wreck diplomacy in south-east Asia

Michael SainsburyJan 9, 20174 Comments

Donald Trump's inauguration might well be the spark to light the tinderbox of China's tense diplomatic relations in south-east Asia.

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