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A tale of two cities in Myanmar

A tale of two cities in Myanmar

22 July 2015

The contrast between Yangon and Naypyitaw shows both the leaps and limits of Myanmar’s incredible transformation.Imagine a country in which people still wear traditional dress but walk around glued...

Students to experience fast-changing Myanmar

Students to experience fast-changing Myanmar

25 June 2015

A group of ANU students is about to experience first-hand, the dynamics of a fast-changing Myanmar.From taking in the ancient capital of Bagan to mixing it with powerful politicians in Naypyidaw, the...

Densus 88 counter-terrorism police commandos march during operations on a house in Malang, in eastern Java on March 26, 2015. Image by AFP.

Countering Islamic State is a way to strengthen Australia-Indonesia relations

24 June 2015

The emergence of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq in early 2014 has refocused Australian government attention on terrorist threats abroad, particularly in Indonesia. Australia's concerns are well...

His Excellency U Khin Aung Nyint, addressing the 2015 Myanmar Update at ANU. Photo by James Walsh.

Myanmar speaker optimistic on elections

5 June 2015

The Speaker of the upper house of Myanmar’s parliament has opened the ANU Myanmar/Burma Update and expressed optimism about his country’s transformation to democratic rule.His Excellency U Khin Aung...

Myanmar opposition leader and head of the parliamentary committee on Rule of law and stability, Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo by AFP

Making sense of the rule of law

5 June 2015

Among the rapid economic and political changes underway in Myanmar, one concern still stands out starkly: the want of respect for the rule of law.As the country moves from military to civilian rule,...

A soldier from the Philippines, patrolling a beach on Pagasa Island,  at the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea. Image by AFP.

South China sea dilemma: not just a territorial dispute

4 June 2015

Beijing has cast a peaceful light on its construction of airfields, ports and radar antennae on 800 hectares of new man-made islands in the South China Sea, claiming they are intended for...

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