Asia Pacific

Thailand: A rising movement against the regime

The wave of protests and demonstrations in Thailand is growing. On Sunday 16 August, more than 10,000 gathered to demand the resignation of the military led regime. The protests now include open criticism of the...

The Australia-China conflict: a socialist view

A new stage of hostility has opened in the strained relationship between the Australian and Chinese governments. At a time when international cooperation is needed more than ever, Canberra and Beijing are engaged in...

The jostling for power in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste, formerly East Timor, saw a new round of political turmoil in February after the government coalition collapsed and the prime minister resigned. While the tiny Southeast Asian nation is no stranger to political...

Myanmar: The Rohingya crisis

On January 23rd, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) made a landmark ruling on the Rohingya crisis, demanding that the government of Myanmar take “all measures within its power to prevent genocide”. While such...

China – Australia’s greatest threat?

Australian relations with China’s authoritarian regime have deteriorated in recent months. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton added to the tensions when he hypocritically criticised China for ‘undemocratic conduct against Australian values’. Despite China being Australia’s...

Disaster in New Zealand as volcano erupts

At least six people are dead, with several more still missing, in the wake of a major volcanic eruption in New Zealand. The volcano on Whakaari (also known as White Island) is located off...

Tamil family victims of cruel refugee policies

A family of Tamil asylum seekers have been given a temporary reprieve from being deported back to Sri Lanka, where they face a very real threat of persecution and retaliation from the government. Despite...

World’s elite unable to resolve global tensions

It has been a month of global instability. We have seen rising tensions in the US-China trade war, further signs of a looming global recession, and diplomatic clashes over climate change. In August, a great...

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