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Thursday 25 May 2017 | 20:41 | SYDNEY
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24 May 2017 11:29

Indonesian democracy: Down, but not out

Jakarta's governor Ahok has been jailed for blasphemy, but that doesn’t mean Islamists are on the march in Indonesia.

25 May 2017 9:33

Denying terrorists freedom of association

We are all appalled by the bombing in Manchester and it is hard to think of anything we can learn from this tragedy that we didn’t already know. We know radical Islamist terrorists continue to harbour a desire to kill innocents going about their normal business. We also know western societies...

25 May 2017 8:35

Australian refugee policy: Twists in the tale

On the airwaves this week, Australia’s Immigration Minister Peter Dutton continues to describe asylum seekers who are yet to submit their protection applications as 'fake refugees'. The Minister’s comments ignore the fact that government policy actually prevented these 7500 people from applying...

24 May 2017 13:54

Beyond the legend of Kokoda

'Beyond the Legend' is a good sub-title for this absorbing collection of contributions from an impressive array of former soldiers, military historians, academics and others from Australia, the US and Japan, brought together for an international conference at the Australian War Memorial in...

24 May 2017 12:50

No honeymoon for South Korea’s post-election security posture

Co-authored with Borim Yoon, an intern in the Lowy Institute's International Security Program. With a left-leaning leader back in command in the Blue House following two consecutive conservative administrations, South Korea's new President is crafting an approach to North Korea that will...

24 May 2017 11:29

Indonesian democracy: Down, but not out

The imprisonment on blasphemy charges of Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, has been a blow to hopes that his earlier success in public office represented the emergence of a more pluralist politics in Indonesia. There is little question that the accusation that Ahok had...