Australia - Asia relations

Asian students ‘disconnect’ from local students, study finds

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Institutions could do more to encourage connections between international and local students, Catherine Gomes suggests Studying in another country can be rewarding and culturally enriching—but it can also be an alienating experience compounded by homesickness, the absence of support from family and friends, and loss of identity. Between 2013 and 2016 I conducted research on […]

Indonesia

Jakarta elections a very bad look for Indonesia

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Indonesia’s self-identity as a tolerant, pluralist society has been shaken by Jakarta’s gubernatorial election, writes Tim Lindsey The decisive defeat of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (known as ‘Ahok’) in Jakarta’s litmus-test gubernatorial election is a triumph for hardline Islamist mob agitators. It comes after years of pressure from the Muslim right and may flag a shift […]

China

The real value of the China–Pakistan Corridor

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China’s ambitious plan to develop a corridor to the Indian Ocean through Pakistan may be about much more than providing energy security, argues Stephen Szuster China’s profound dependence on the free flow of resources, goods and people through the Indian Ocean Region is no more evident than in terms of energy security. As the world’s […]

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