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Abe shows the world how to play Trump

Abe shows the world how to play Trump

vening.jack@gmail.com November 7, 2017 8 Comments

While most leaders visibly shudder through their interactions with Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deftly kept him onside

Rundle: the moral case for illegal counteraction on Manus

Rundle: the moral case for illegal counteraction on Manus

Guy Rundle November 1, 2017 27 Comments

Will the refugee groups put a general call-out to those of us willing to be arrested, in organised collective action?

Bishop losing her way on Asian diplomacy as Xi cements power

Bishop losing her way on Asian diplomacy as Xi cements power

Michael Sainsbury November 1, 2017 5 Comments

While Chinese Premier Xi Jinping consolidated his power at China's 19th National Congress, Australia's leaders continue to show their diplomatic and moral weakness.

Cambodia cancels democracy

Cambodia cancels democracy

Professor Damien Kingsbury October 25, 2017 1 Comment

With the outlawing of its main opposition party, Cambodia's slide back towards totalitarian state is almost complete

Bishop demonstrates that when in a hole, it’s best to stop digging

Bishop demonstrates that when in a hole, it’s best to stop digging

Bernard Keane October 20, 2017 14 Comments

Julie Bishop made a dill of herself over New Zealand. The fact that she hasn't worked it out suggests her lack of judgement continues.

How a socially conservative contrarian came to back Jacinda Ardern for PM

How a socially conservative contrarian came to back Jacinda Ardern for PM

Crikey October 20, 2017 2 Comments

Winston Peters revels in his anti-establishment vocalisations and in choosing to form a government with a left-leaning party led by a young woman he only burnishes that reputation, writes freelance journalist Rebekah Holt.

Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from an island prison

Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from an island prison

Crikey October 20, 2017 3 Comments

Aziz has been telling me about his life and reporting his experiences in the detention centre. From these fragments, we’ve compiled a podcast, The Messenger, writes freelance journalist Michael Green.

Ruthless Xi Jinping consolidates power ahead of all-important Communist Party Congress

Ruthless Xi Jinping consolidates power ahead of all-important Communist Party Congress

Michael Sainsbury October 18, 2017 4 Comments

The upcoming Chinese Communist Party Congress could have serious ramifications for Australia.

Suu Kyi’s inaction is only one part of Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Suu Kyi’s inaction is only one part of Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Crikey October 12, 2017

Suu Kyi's deeply disappointing response to plight of the Rohingya has captured the bulk of international attention, while many more of those accountable go unscrutinised, argues freelance writer and journalism tutor James Rose.

Chris Bowen delivers the best speech on Asia since Keating

Chris Bowen delivers the best speech on Asia since Keating

Michael Sainsbury October 3, 2017 3 Comments

In a speech to the Asia Society, Chris Bowen has delivered an honest and forthright assessment of where we stand right now with our nearest and most important neighbours.