A vote for Prabowo could be Indonesia’s last

Presidential candidate is set on rolling back direct elections, argue Marcus Mieztner and Edward Aspinall.

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Prabowo Subianto.

The perils of popularity

Popular frontrunner in Indonesia’s presidential elections, Jokowi, is being hailed a breath of fresh-air. But beware, writes LIAM GAMMON; with populism comes potential pitfalls.

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Thailand coup brings back arbitrary detention

In Thailand, those labelled as ‘dissidents’ by the military junta now face arbitrary detention – and possibly worse, writes Tyrell Haberkorn.

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America’s Asian alliances

A new, major research project is asking some tough questions and seeking answers on the future of US alliances in the Asia Pacific.

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South Korean marines. Photo from DVIDSHUB on flickr.

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People

Marcus Mietzner

Marcus Mietzner

I have been interested in the politics of Indonesia since my first visit to Jakarta as a teenager in 1986. While pursuing an MA degree at Goethe University in Frankfurt in the mid-1990s, I spent...
Tamara Jacka

Tamara Jacka

Before coming to the ANU in 2001, Tamara Jacka taught Chinese language and courses on contemporary Chinese society and politics for ten years at Murdoch University. Her main research...
Greg Fealy

Greg Fealy

My interest in Indonesian politics and Islam was awakened as an undergraduate at Monash University and they have remained the focus of my academic and professional activity since then. My PhD...
Nick Cheesman

Nick Cheesman

Over the last two decades, my personal and professional development has been shaped by a sense of urgency to contribute towards useful, informed debate about pressing issues of politics and...
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Our academic staff, students and visiting fellows publish their research findings regularly in leading scholarly journals and academic presses. The Contemporary China Centre, located within the Department also publishes The China Journal, one of the pre-eminent scholarly periodicals on contemporary China.

 

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