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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 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’s dictatorship ignites massive coronavirus backlash

“They are lying, we know they are lying. They also know that we know they are lying, and yet they are still lying.” This online comment from a resident of Wenzhou, one of several big...

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...

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...

Hong Kong: China’s ultra-repressive agenda fomenting revolution

This is the first of a two-part feature article The political crisis in Hong Kong has taken a new sharp turn. On September 4, the government made an apparent u-turn with Chief Executive Carrie Lam...

Japan & South Korea: Trade war tensions escalate

The ongoing trade war between Japan and South Korea has heightened with the decision by the South Korean government to sever their military intelligence cooperation with Japan. The trade war itself began when Japan removed...

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