Making sense of Myanmar’s ongoing conflicts

Whether Myanmar’s ongoing ethnic and sectarian violence will derail rapid political, economic and social reform is the focus of a two-day conference starting at ANU.

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Australia’s anti-Islamic State pushback must be made to work

Former diplomat and essayist Owen Harries once bemoaned our tendency to be blinkered by our “parochialism of the present”. He described it as the tendency to believe that what is happening now, and to us, must be of unprecedented and transcendent ­significance.

Today, as our television screens and front pages flash with the cherub cheeks of our latest wannabe teen terrorist, it’s easy to fall into this familiar pattern, believing that the threats we face now are worse than any we’ve faced before.

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B-1 bombers brouhaha: minor disrupt, big rift

In a showdown with China, Obama would face a humiliating back down or an unwinnable war. Does Abbott want to be part of that?

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The Rohingya and regional failure

The ongoing humanitarian crisis exposes dangerous vacuum at the centre of ASEAN’s commitment to be ‘people-centred’, writes Mathew Davies.

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