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Indonesia Acknowledges Past Human Rights Violations, but Justice for Victims Remains Elusive
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has acknowledged a record of human rights abuses by security forces, but without moves to bring perpetrators to justice and other tangible actions by the state victims will be disappointed, writes Dirk Tomsa.
Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War
With the civil war in Myanmar having reached a stalemate, the international community should step in, recognise the civilian government, and deliver weapons to its armed wing, argues Thitinan Pongsudhirak.
Vietnam: The Advantages of a Flexible Foreign Policy
Australian foreign policy could take some cues from Vietnam. A flexible diplomacy with the ability to shift alignments in the interests of national security is what Australia needs, writes Richard Broinowski AO.
Vietnam: The Purge
Vietnam is in the throes of a Communist Party and national leadership upheaval that could have long-term implications for the direction of politics and the economy writes John McCarthy.
Malaysia’s New Dawn?
The challenges Malaysia faces – from reversing the slide in foreign direct investment to tackling labour shortages and protecting workers’ rights – are undoubtedly formidable. But, write M Niaz Asadullah and Andrew Kam Jia Yi, perhaps no one is better equipped to confront them than its new prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim.