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Tackling the region’s policy challenges

28 January 2016

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concernsFrom simmering tensions in the South China Sea, to fledging democracy in Myanmar, and developing relationships between...

ANUMSA president Chit Win with primary school students in Myanmar. Photo supplied.

First-hand transformation

20 January 2016

Last week, fellow students from the Australian National University and I visited two villages in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Region to deliver stationery to primary school children. The trip also provided...

Money politics and the prisoner’s dilemma

18 November 2015

Up to 62 million Indonesians offered material benefits in return for their vote during the 2014 legislative election.How prevalent is money politics in Indonesia, and under what conditions are they...

After the vote

6 November 2015

The 8 November vote in Myanmar pitted the incumbent Union Solidarity and Development Party against Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy.In one corner is the successor to the old military...

Bell School wins more than $835,000 in ARC funding

Bell School wins more than $835,000 in ARC funding

30 October 2015

Academics based at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University (ANU), have won more than $835,000 for four projects in the latest Australian Research Council (...

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The limits of big 'P' politics in Myanmar's elections

19 October 2015

As Myanmar prepares for historic polls in November, moral ideas of citizen-led social assistance continue to loom large.With Myanmar’s historic November elections fast approaching, prospective...

The political economy of Myanmar

The political economy of Myanmar

8 October 2015

Anna Peterson was one of 11 ANU students who travelled to Myanmar in July to complete a two-week intensive course, the Political Economy of Myanmar. In this video, Anna talks about her experience and...

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Australia's digital diplomacy failing

23 September 2015

To commemorate this year's anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Canadian diplomats in Hong Kong posted to Facebook: "Like Hong Kongers today, Canadians remember the events of June 4, 1989....

Stability and stagnation under SBY

Stability and stagnation under SBY

31 July 2015

Under ‘moderating president’ Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia’s democracy suffered no reverses – but it didn’t move forward either. Much controversy surrounds how best to interpret Susilo Bambang...

Photo by James Walsh.

Tourism and Myanmar's missed opportunity

23 July 2015

Myanmar is full of opportunities. It is a rapidly democratising country that has only opened up to the world in the past decade. However, with comparatively low tourist numbers, Myanmar is missing...

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