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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.

29 January 2013
A man cleans bird cages in Guangzhou's Old Town. Photo by Sjekster on flickr.

Unfinished reform threatens Chinese growth

China needs to implement major reforms and develop demand-driven growth, writes LIGANG SONG.

25 January 2013

Symposium boosts Pacific research expertise

Twenty-five of the Pacific's best young researchers to benefit from ANU workshop.

25 January 2013
Xi Jinping. Photo by US Secretary of Defense on flickr.

On the road: travel plans and politics in China

Xi Jinping’s tour of southern China signals a renewed self-confidence and growing rift with Jiang Zemin, writes WEN-TI SUNG.

25 January 2013
A C-130H Hercules A97-005 flies over Sydney Harbour. Image courtesy of Department of Defence.

Being closer to the ground brings better vision

Australia's new national security strategy means national defence isn't an insurmountable mountain, writes ANDREW CARR.

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