The very heart of history

Three biographies reveal twentieth-century Australians in the thick of things, writes Frank Bongiorno

15 Nov 13 | Comments (5)

A moment when everything seemed possible

David G. Marr describes the genesis of his new book, a detailed look at a turning point in modern Vietnamese history

10 Oct 13 | Comments (0)

Haris Ibrahim and the growing Malaysian diaspora

The Malaysian activist was due in Australia this week to speak in three cities and meet members of the large Malaysian community here, writes Gerhard Hoffstaedter. The decision to refuse him a visa should be reversed

30 Sep 13 | Comments (0)

Casey, the dirt boys and the grey material

A cross-dressing MI6 agent and a shadowy British anti-communist propaganda outfit were key players in the development of Australia’s cold war “soft diplomacy” program. More than fifty years later, as Alan Fewster reports, elements of their legacy remain

02 Sep 13 | Comments (0)

No country is an island

Arja Keski-Nummi looks at how Australia can take the lead in developing regional solutions to the regional challenge of informal migration

27 Jun 13 | Comments (0)

Triumph of the machine

Rural dynamics explain the government’s victory in the Malaysian election, argues Edward Aspinall

07 May 13 | Comments (0)

Can Malaysia find life after the National Front?

A historic election campaign reopened old questions about what kind of nation Malaysia should be, writes Amrita Malhi in Kuala Lumpur

04 May 13 | Comments (0)

Back to work in Myanmar

Thomas Kean gauges local reaction to Barack Obama’s historic visit

21 Nov 12 | Comments (0)