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Australia has been embarrassingly silent on Myanmar

Australia has been embarrassingly silent on Myanmar

Under the Abbott and Turnbull governments, Myanmar appeared to fall off the map. It's time that changed.

What’s next for Australia’s ‘most important’ relationship?

What’s next for Australia’s ‘most important’ relationship?

The coinciding reelections of Scott Morrison and Indonesia's Joko Widodo gives Australia an opportunity to reaffirm its goals with its rapidly growing neighbour.

Labor mixes up its Indias and Indonesias

Labor mixes up its Indias and Indonesias

Labor mixes up its extremely important trade partners, Brian Burston beats his old boss Pauline Hanson on power station trivia, and new conservative activist group Advance Australia really knows how to use social media.

How President Nguyen Phu Trong is taking advantage of a rising Vietnam

How President Nguyen Phu Trong is taking advantage of a rising Vietnam

One month after becoming Vietnam's second joint president and party secretary, "hardliner" Trong is presiding over a country rapidly outpacing its neighbours.

Rudd: methodology lets down misguided analysis

Rudd: methodology lets down misguided analysis

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd responds to Fergus Ryan's recent Crikey article.

Get realist: beyond the Putin-Trump bromance

Get realist: beyond the Putin-Trump bromance

International policy realists have something important to say about Russia that is quite independent of Trump's fondness for Vladimir Putin.

Asian jitters: Japan, China and Australia picking sides?

Asian jitters: Japan, China and Australia picking sides?

Japan and China are stoking age-old tensions of late. But so far there has not been a peep from Canberra condemning Australia's new best friend. Should we be taking sides?

Blunders without borders

Blunders without borders

Crikey readers have their say on our government's foreign relations movements, evasive politicians and the workforce participation rate.

Memo to Tony Abbott on foreign policy

Memo to Tony Abbott on foreign policy

Tony Abbott is no expert on international affairs -- and now he's in charge of the country. Retired diplomat Bruce Haigh has written Tony a how-to guide.

Pause for thought on Syrian chemical attacks — and reprisals

Pause for thought on Syrian chemical attacks — and reprisals

There's still no clear evidence on which group was responsible for a chemical attack in Syria. This lack of information makes Western intervention risky, argues Crikey's foreign affairs writer.