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12 September 2013

From 'gap' to map

PAUL HARRIS joins the dots between research and policy - as well as Antarctica and secret UFO sites.

12 September 2013
Can China's leaders rebalance an ' unstable' economy? Photo by Armand Rajnoch (avar66nl) on flickr.

China’s great rebalancing act

Even though it has been labelled ‘unstable, unbalanced, and unsustainable’ by its own leaders, don’t expect China’s economic system to change anytime soon, writes JANE GOLLEY.

11 September 2013
Chinese military students. Photo by Zhui Ying/Imaginechina.

Battle lines

If China and the United States ever came to blows, Australia should side with America – it’s the best chance for regional peace, writes MILES KITTS.

11 September 2013
School boys, Yalobi village, Fiji. Picture by Behan on flickr.

School's out for too many young Fijians

A lack of good role models among teaching staff in Fiji is seeing students give up on classes at an early age.

10 September 2013
Photo by Barbourians on flickr.

Deal or no deal?

Australia's new government has promised to scrap the carbon tax. But a price on carbon is still the logical choice for the nation, writes FRANK JOTZO.

10 September 2013
A Thai man shot by soldiers during the May 2010 protests in Bangkok. Photo by Nick Nostitz/ New Mandala.

Rough justice

In Thailand you can be jailed for insulting the king but not shooting protestors, writes TYRELL HABERKORN.

09 September 2013
UN peacekeeper with East Timorese children. Photo by UN Photo.

Love of land written in ink

A new book about East Timor is revealing the challenges that one of the world’s newest nations still needs to overcome.

09 September 2013
The flags of China and the EU. Photo by friendsofeurope on flickr.

New worldview

With the rise of Asia, Europe is learning to look to the East as an equal partner – with mixed fortunes, writes LOUISE MERRINGTON.

06 September 2013
Photo by Raymond Bryson on flickr.

Towards a science policy of ends, not just means

Science policy has the potential to improve the links between investment and impact, writes PAUL HARRIS.

06 September 2013
Emma Campbell with North Korean child on her recent tour of the Northeast Asian state.

A life more ordinary

Life inside one of the world's most secretive states, North Korea, is a lot more ‘normal’ than you might expect, reports BELINDA CRANSTON.


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