The People’s Republic of China has loomed large on Burma’s horizon since the defeat of the Kuomingtang in 1949 and seems to be drawing increasing attention in contemporary discussions about the fate of Myanmar.
Research Methods and your PhD: Reflections on the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Reseach (IQMR)
Jo and Ben were selected as delegates of ANU’s College of Asia Pacific to attend the 2014 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (
This research is concerned with the question of how gender shapes people’s responses to natural disasters. Response here is defined as what people do, say and think as a result of something that has happened.
The 2003-13 Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) is widely depicted as an ambitious ‘state-building’ project in the mould of interventions in Bosnia, Iraq, East Timor and Kosovo.
My research looks at the processes through which workers’ collective disputes are resolved in Vietnam. Since the Labour Law was first issued in 1994, workers’ strikes and labour disputes have spread across the country.
In November 2013, Ovoru Indiki, thought to be among the last of the famous ‘fuzzy wuzzy angels’ who supported Australian soldiers fighting along the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 1942, died, reportedly aged 105. Ben Moide, slightly younger
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Abstract: After many years of broad consensus among serious historians, the origins of the First World War are once again fiercely contested.
With the unprecedented number of scholars and students across ANU now working on projects and research related to Myanmar, the Myanmar Brownbag Series aims to provide a relaxed and regular environment to discuss current events in Myanmar and share inte
The international relations literature, despite having paid it substantial attention, does not offer an adequate answer to the seemingly straightforward question, “Why do states give aid?” Instead, more than half a century after Hans Morganthau first m
When it began in January 2011, there was little disagreement that Myanmar’s parliament (the Hluttaw) would be just a rubber stump because of the overwhelming majority of representatives from the pro-military party and the military itself.
In Papua New Guinea (PNG) marketplaces are central to the lives and livelihoods of both rural and urban people. But they are equally sites in which some people belong and others do not.
On the international stage Prime Minister Najib has been widely praised for his commitment to a moderate and progressive form of Islam.
Capitalising co-optation, capturing the state? Official ulamas in contemporary Indonesia and Malaysia
Responding to the Islamic resurgence of the 1970s and beyond, the Suharto (1966-1998) and Mahathir (1981-2003) governments undertook massive Islamisation programs in Indonesia and Malaysia respectively.
This seminar continues and expands on a description first given to Fiji’s political economy after the 1999 election.