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06 February 2013

Pre-poll rate rise a possibility

An interest rate rise could be on the cards in the lead up to the general election.

06 February 2013
Japanese Coast Guard patrol the waters around the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. Photo by Al Jazeera English on flickr.

History repeating

Escalating territorial tension in East Asia echoes Europe’s descent into world war, write JOHN BLAXLAND and RIKKI KERSTEN.

06 February 2013
Photo by Edward Musiak on flickr.

Saving the fish in Asia and the Pacific

Urgent action is needed to prevent irreversible damage to the region’s fisheries, writes TOM KOMPAS.

05 February 2013
Minegishi Minami's tearful apology and new look hair. Image from YouTube.

Japan pop scandal a hair-raising issue

A sex scandal, shaved head and tearful YouTube apology reveal the dark side of Japan's pop world.

05 February 2013
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits the Pacific Ocean with ships assigned to Rim of the Pacific 2010. Photo from Wikipedia.

China could sink or swim with joint naval exercises

China has a chance to prove that it is a responsible global player by joining the world’s largest naval exercises.

05 February 2013
Australian peacekeepers in Timor Leste. Photo by David Axe on flickr.

Opportunity calls in the South Pacific

It's time Australia viewed the South Pacific as a place of opportunity rather than instability, says leading expert.

04 February 2013
Irian Jaya's Freeport Mine. Photo by Simon Pearson on flickr.

Resource boom could lead to conflict in Melanesia

Melanesia’s resource boom presents the region with both risks and opportunity, says leading expert.

04 February 2013
Professor Hilary Charlesworth.

Getting human rights right

A five-year research project is helping to strengthen human rights regimes across the globe by examining the effects of ‘regulatory ritualism’.

01 February 2013
Photo by World Bank on flickr.

The power of patriarchy

The Delhi gang rape can be explained by India’s gender ideologies, writes KUNTALA LAHIRI-DUTT.

31 January 2013
A young child participates in an Australian pro democracy rally for Burma. Photo by Rusty Stewart on flickr.

Burma: improvement is not achievement

There is a long way to go if Burma is to be considered truly free, fair and reformed, writes YVONNE LAM.


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