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Anneliese Mcauliffe

Anneliese Mcauliffe is a journalist who has worked across Asia and the Middle East for the past two decades for the BBC, Aljazeera, ABC and the Associated Press. She has worked extensively in both Indonesia and Australia.

Over the past decade and a half, she has covered multiple major international news stories, from 9/11 to the conflict in Afghanistan that followed, and from Baghdad during the insurgency to the aftermath of the Asian Tsunami in 2004. She has worked across the Middle East including in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, covered the disputed Iranian presidential election in 2009 and the ‘Arab Spring’ in Libya, Tunisia, Yemen and Egypt.


Articles by Anneliese Mcauliffe (11)

  • Thailand renews post-coup policy of 'attitude adjustment' for political opponents

    After the coup in May 2015 that overthrew the democratically elected Pheu Thai Government of Yingluck Shinawatra, hundreds of politicians, activists, journalists, and people accused of supporting the deposed government were summoned for 'attitude adjustment'. A year later and the junta has embarked on a new round of 'attitude adjustments' aimed at convincing opponents about the necessity of the military's seizure of power.
  • Was Thailand's draft constitution set up to fail?

    Thailand's military junta has effectively extended its rule after the National Reform Council, a body hand-picked by the military leadership, rejected a new constitution to replace the one annulled by the coup 15 months ago. A return to civilian rule now looks unlikely before 2017, and it could be even later. The document was rejected in a vote of 135 against and 105 in favour. A new body will now have to be formed and will have a further 180 days to produce a replacement draft constitution.
  • Malaysia braces for huge anti-government rallies

    The Malaysian Government has blocked internet coverage of a large anti-government rally planned for the weekend and threatened to send in the army to restore order as it scrambles to contain what is likely to be a massive public show of disapproval in the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak. Malaysia's biggest civil society group, Bersih, is hoping that hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets of Malaysian cities this weekend to protest against the political and financia
  • Interview: Sadegh Zibakalam on the Iran nuclear deal

    Sadegh Zibakalam is a prominent Iranian intellectual and political commentator and a Professor of Political Science at the University of Tehran. I spoke with him from Tehran: Q. Is this a good deal for Iran? How significant are the concessions made by Iran to reach this agreement?  Obviously it's about more than the content of the deal. The immediate concern for many Iranians was that the relationship between Iran and the world is becoming more normal.