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Long reads
01 Dec 2016 17:03

Islamic civil society’s enduring vitality in Indonesia's democracy

Indonesia cannot rely on its politicians to fight radical Islam and intolerance.

02 Dec 2016 10:59

In Vietnam, Castro receives his dues

Vietnam is to hold a national day of mourning for Fidel Castro this Sunday, 4 December. Even now the old comrade commands respect in Vietnam. The country has been cultivating a varied network of foreign relationships in recent years, lately strengthening its ties with India and dismantling...

02 Dec 2016 9:32

Quick comment: Rodger Shanahan on Neil Prakash

We are learning more about the arrest of the Australian terrorist, Neil Prakash, in Turkey late last week. Writing in The Australian yesterday, Paul Maley revealed the Australian Federal Police anticipated Prakash would try to cross from Syria into Turkey and were on hand in Ankara to help confirm...

01 Dec 2016 17:03

Islamic civil society’s enduring vitality in Indonesia's democracy

Around 30,000 people attended an interfaith rally organised by the military at Jakarta’s national monument this week, asserting Indonesian peace and unity through group prayer, singing national songs and waving the colours of the national flag. While organised by the national military and police (...

01 Dec 2016 11:20

South Korea-Japan relations: Threat and identity

In May 2012, Japan and Australia signed a bilateral information-sharing agreement. There was little media coverage in either country and neither government faced any political backlash. In the same year, Japan and South Korea were supposed to sign a similar agreement with the inelegant acronym...