Timor tale nominated for book of the year

Timor-Leste memoir by ANU researcher Gordon Peake in line for major ACT book prize.

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Gordon Peake.

From foes to friends

Increasingly the region’s militaries, including Australia’s, are looking to defence diplomacy to resolve disputes and prevent conflict. But does it work, asks Hamish McDonald.

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Photo by Department of Defence.

Ballots and biometrics

Solomon Islands goes to the polls today, in the first election since the end of an Australian-led 10-year peacekeeping mission, reports Belinda Cranston.

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Solomon Islands parliament house. Photo from Wikimedia commons.

Can Australia ride the ‘Modi wave’ to better relations with India?

Historic visit by PM a chance to deepen ties, writes Ian Hall.

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India PM Narendra Modi poses for a photo with an Australian Indian.

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