Syrian refugees and the Gulf states' lack of charity
Will the RAAF be assisting the Syrian Army?
Papua New Guinea: Keep calm and muddle through?
The Syrian conflict is a civil war, and R2P won't help
Australia–Papua New Guinea relations: Could do better
Passive-aggressive rivalry deepens China-Japan tensions
Southeast Asia links: Bangkok blast, Vietnam triangle, Cambodia dams, Myanmar's minimum wage, Bersih 4.0 and more
Photo essay: Yasukuni Shrine, 15 August
Note to Beijing: You can't tell financial markets what to do
Pacific Island links: Aus-PNG relations, Nauru detention centre, drought, PIF and more
What if Beijing and Washington understood each other perfectly...but still clashed?
Julie Bishop talks soft power at the Lowy Institute, but where was digital diplomacy?
The stories we never hear from Papua
Don't blame Obama for ISIS
China's worldview, in six parts
South China Sea: Washington says one thing but Beijing hears another
Putin's pivot: The Russians are coming to Asia
Was India's special-forces raid into Myanmar a signal to China and Pakistan?
Al Jazeera poll shows alarming levels of support for ISIS
Shangri La Dialogue: Ash Carter strikes determined, reasonable tone
Reader riposte: Our regional reticence
Is there an Australian blogosphere?
23 March 2012 10:21AM
hints of political intrigue
in Beijing after the Bo Xilai sacking; even
China's lawyers will now have to
swear allegiance to the Communist Party
. (Thanks Malcolm.)
Former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says a
US attack on Iran would be a catastrophe
Last week we
from Fergus Hanson, and yesterday Lowy's Linda Jakobson put
on Kevin Rudd's China legacy.
Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun
quotes unnamed sources
giving details of US Marine redeployments around the region. (Thanks Malcolm.)
Libya was easy; Syria is hard
. Lowy's Rodger Shanahan on R2P.
Blogger Christopher Balding
calls this graph
, 'Why I am concerned about China in one picture' (H/t
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