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South Korea seems to be the only country reacting sensibly to Pyongyang

South Korea seems to be the only country reacting sensibly to Pyongyang

Crikey October 2, 2017 4 Comments

The South Korean government demonstrates a flexibility and skill in dealing with all sides in the current difficult situation, writes former Australian ambassador to China Dennis Argall.

Dutton, in cahoots with PNG authorities, blatantly disregards Supreme Court decision

Dutton, in cahoots with PNG authorities, blatantly disregards Supreme Court decision

Greg Barns September 29, 2017 4 Comments

Earlier this year, the PNG Supreme Court declared Australia's offshore detention program on Manus Island unlawful, expecting Australia would be sufficiently chastened, and take steps to wind back its illegal activities. That, however, is not what happened.

Indonesia on notice: West Papuans still want independence

Indonesia on notice: West Papuans still want independence

Professor Damien Kingsbury September 28, 2017 2 Comments

There is widespread international sympathy for resolving the issue of West Papua, but the hurdles are immense.

The fishing enthusiast who holds New Zealand’s political future in his hands

The fishing enthusiast who holds New Zealand’s political future in his hands

Crikey September 25, 2017 8 Comments

Meet Winston Peters, the man currently deciding who will be New Zealand's next prime minister.

Meet the Rohingya of western Sydney, remote witnesses to a pogrom

Meet the Rohingya of western Sydney, remote witnesses to a pogrom

Max Chalmers September 22, 2017 1 Comment

Since violence against their friends and family in Myanmar erupted in late August, Lakemba's Rohingya community has convulsed as loved ones disappear.

Rundle: schoolyard reactionaries cheapen free speech

Rundle: schoolyard reactionaries cheapen free speech

Guy Rundle September 20, 2017 10 Comments

More tired attacks on universities and cheap tit-for-tat undermine the integrity of free speech in Australia.

Will a visit from Pope Francis compel Aung San Suu Kyi to act?

Will a visit from Pope Francis compel Aung San Suu Kyi to act?

Michael Sainsbury September 19, 2017 2 Comments

Suu Kyi needs to find a way to end her galling stasis on the Rohingya. Just maybe, Pope Francis can help her.

As Myanmar returns to being a pariah state, we should return to boycotting it

As Myanmar returns to being a pariah state, we should return to boycotting it

Professor Damien Kingsbury September 18, 2017 11 Comments

When Myanmar was a pariah state, many people boycotted it so as to not further line the pockets of the generals and their cronies who controlled the economy. Myanmar's return to committing obscene human rights abuses means we should reinstate this position.

China crisis: Australia hurtles blindly toward an immigration calamity

China crisis: Australia hurtles blindly toward an immigration calamity

Michael Sainsbury September 13, 2017 28 Comments

Forget the boats. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese people have flooded into Australia, and no one seems to be taking the threat seriously.

‘A cautionary tale’: Cambodian government kills dissenting press

‘A cautionary tale’: Cambodian government kills dissenting press

Crikey September 12, 2017 2 Comments

Perhaps Cambodia will have a free and open society again someday, but not under the current government. Freelance journalist Mark Tilly reports on the increasingly autocratic dictatorship of Hun Sen.