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What’s wrong with the United States’ Southeast Asian allies?

18 October 2016

The Philippines and Thailand are not acting like US treaty allies are supposed to. While the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte seems somewhat of an outlier, his anti-Americanism is only the...

Duterte's China visit: President aims to strike balance between investment and settling territorial dispute

18 October 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte’s state tour to China, his first outside of Southeast Asia, is a stern test for the leader’s strongman image as he attempts to navigate a hot-button territorial...

Does China get what it wants in East Asia?

17 October 2016

East Asia’s regional order is in the throes of a remarkable transition, but the nature and potential results of this transition are deeply contested. By mobilising developing countries, a...

Natalie and Michael: US Election Update

16 October 2016

Professor Bates Gill talks through Donald Trump’s imploding campaign Listen to Bates Gill’s full radio interview with 2GB radio.

The Australian who 'saved the world'

16 October 2016

Des Ball, who persuaded the White House and the Pentagon that a nuclear war was unwinnable, had a lasting influence on Asian affairs Australian academic and military strategist Des Ball –...

The Passing of the King

15 October 2016

Dr Greg Raymond discusses the potential political, strategic and economic consequences of the death of Thailand’s King, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Was the King more than a mere...

Desmond Ball: 1947-2016

14 October 2016

As with many of those who die of cancer, the death of Desmond Ball this week did not come as a surprise to those who knew him. He had been ill for quite some time. Still, when it occurs, the death of...

China mourns Thai king's passing

14 October 2016

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, who read President Duterte’s statement, said the late King Bhumibol was “not only the world’s longest reigning monarch but also the guiding hand...

Thailand mourns death of King Bhumibol Adulyade aged 88

14 October 2016

The King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyade has died overnight raising questions about how the south east Asian nation will react to the loss of its long serving monarch. King Bhumibol Adulyadej was aged...

Jimmy Carter and Desmond Ball

Des Ball: a rare influence on thinking about secrets and war

13 October 2016

Spy agencies once classified Des Ball as a “person of interest”, but he was far, far more interested in understanding their shadowy secrets. Pine Gap intelligence base in central Australia held a...

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