Turkey votes for ‘stability’
There are disturbing signs that the latest electoral victory for President Erdoğan’s party could result in the entrenchment of an authoritarian regime. WILLIAM GOURLAY looks
The plot to topple Malaysia’s prime minister
As scandal swirls around Malaysia’s beleaguered prime minister Najib Razak, GREG LOPEZ assesses Najib’s prospects of remaining in power. On 2 July 2015, the Wall
Drug addiction as morality tale: behind China’s anti-drugs campaign
Stories of drug addiction form a backdrop to the Chinese government’s current crackdown on illicit drug use, writes GUY RAMSAY. The Chinese government is currently
Hong Kong’s local election results offer something for everyone
KERRY BROWN analyses the results of last weekend’s local elections and finds no clear pointer to the outcome of next year’s main legislative elections. Hong
Japan and Australia eye bilateral relations through TPP prism
As signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Australia and Japan are treading familiar ground, writes STACEY STEELE. Like many other signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Australia and India tend the seeds of a growing relationship
Although there is a distance to go, relations between Australia and India have come a long way in the past decade, writes MEG GURRY. On
NLD–Army compact as new framework for Myanmar politics?
Following the overwhelming victory for the National League for Democracy and Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar’s elections, TREVOR WILSON considers what could happen next.
Myanmar’s toughest challenge lies ahead
Myanmar’s controversial race and religion laws could be a trigger for a revolt against the country’s newly elected government, warns JONATHAN BOGAIS. Speaking at his
Myanmar election outcome: a possible scenario?
Democracy leader Daw Aung Suu Kyi’s declaration that she will be ‘above the president’ should her party form government after the 8 November election leads
Ubud festival affair reflects New Order mindset
Bans or self-censorship? Jakarta conspiracy or local police action? ADRIAN VICKERS and ARIEL HERYANTO look at possible reasons for the recent ‘bans’ at the Ubud