Best of the Asia Pacific: 2018 reCAP

CAP students
09 January 2019

2018 was a huge year in the Asia-Pacific region. A US-China “trade war” erupted, Malaysia experienced its first regime change since independence and leaders from the North and South shook hands at April's historic inter-Korea summit.

As 2019 kicks off, the team at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) reflects on the year gone by and revisits what you were reading in 2018.

From inspiring women at CAP to the upcoming Indonesian election, here are our five most-read articles of 2018:

5. Inspiring women of CAP: Associate Professor Bina D’Costa

To mark International Women’s Day, CAP celebrated some of the inspiring women on campus. In this piece, international relations expert Associate Professor D’Costa told us how her personal experiences of displacement and migration informs her research and the woman she is inspired by most in her field.

4. Crime fighter: ANU student taking on money laundering

Nada Jevtovic is an individual with big ambition. The Master of Criminology, Justice and Regulation student at the CAP’s School of Regulation and Global Governance told us she wants to use this drive, and the skills she has gained from studying, to take on money laundering.

3. ANU Tok Pisin language course to be available online in 2019

In what was a wonderful year for languages at the College, with ANU announcing an $11.6 million investment in Asian and Pacific languages, in 2018 CAP also announced it would be the first Australian institution to teach Tok Pisin, the lingua franca of Papua New Guinea.

2. Mandatory podcasts for Asia-Pacific enthusiasts

Bachelor of International Security Studies alumnus Mitch Clyne shared his 2018 Asia-Pacific listening guide for all of you audiophiles.

1. Jokowi’s authoritarian turn

With Indonesia’s presidential election just around the corner, ANU PhD candidate Tom Power turned his attention to current President Joko Widodo’s approach to the role since taking office. Originally published by New Mandala, the Southeast Asia blog hosted by the College’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs will be an outstanding source of insight and analysis on both the Indonesian and Philippine elections in 2019.

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Updated:  24 April, 2017/Responsible Officer:  Dean, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team