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07 Dec 2016 10:57

Renzi's referendum and the future of the euro

Sold as a celebration of European unity in diversity, the euro is today experienced as an instrument of brutal homogenisation.

08 Dec 2016 12:32

The future of the AIIB is bigger than Australian coal

The Australian has run a story, 'Power row engulfs Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank', about tensions between the Australian government and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) over the focus on renewable energy in the latter's proposed energy strategy. Most of the article...

08 Dec 2016 8:48

Aung San Suu Kyi's fall from grace

The people of Myanmar have always been able to capture complex issues in pithy, often humorous, ways. One joke currently doing the rounds is that, after decades of trying to get into the driver’s seat of the rickety old bus that is modern Myanmar, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has discovered...

07 Dec 2016 16:28

Pacific Island links: Tuna treaty, ABC over and out, Pavol award and more

By Harriet Smith, an intern with the Lowy Institute's Melanesia program The US and several Pacific nations have extended the South Pacific Tuna Treaty for another six years. This comes amongst warnings that overfishing is endangering the Pacific Blue Fin tuna, and calls for a two year ban on...

07 Dec 2016 14:14

Middle East diplomacy: Assad will have to be included

While the intensity of violence in Syria may wind back in 2017, the transactional qualities and dilemmas of Middle East politics and diplomacy will be even more evident. The Syrian government’s ruthless application of siege warfare against the rebel forces in East Aleppo is expected to see the...