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Fifteen Years on the Frontline
October 30, 2009
Fifteen Years on the Frontline
Award-winning photojournalist Stephen Dupont reminisces about his life on the frontline in Afghanistan.
Fifteen Years on the Frontline
Smashing The Glass Ceiling
September 28, 2009
Smashing The Glass Ceiling
Where is the best place in the Asia-Pacific for female career advancement? Vivienne Stanton investigates.
Smashing The Glass Ceiling
Russian Revolutionary
September 28, 2009
Russian Revolutionary
Harriet Riley reports from St Petersburg on the link between badly dubbed Western movies and an award-winning human rights activist
Russian Revolutionary
September 23, 2009
Iran, Michael Jackson, and Generation X
Our writer argues that his young tech-savvy peers, celebrity fixations aside, are increasingly engaged in global issues like this summer’s riots in Tehran.
Iran, Michael Jackson, and Generation X
September 22, 2009
Moti On Trial
Susan Merrell looks at the trial of a former Solomon Islands attorney general taking place in Australia and asks whether there’s more than meets the eye to the sexual abuse charges that have been brought against him.
Moti On Trial
July 16, 2009
The Truth Test
We may never know exactly what happened when an ethnically charged fight in a toy factory in southern China on June 26 left two Uighur factory workers dead and dozens more injured.
The Truth Test
June 24, 2009
No Power to the People
Lack of leadership makes a fully fledged revolution unlikely in Iran The Diplomat speaks with Ilan Berman, Vice President for Policy at the American Foreign Policy Council and author of ‘Tehran Rising: Iran’s Challenge to the United States’ about Iran’s disputed presidential election.
No Power to the People
June 18, 2009
Australian Education goes Global
Subverting a celebrated Benjamin Franklin bon mot, Noam Chomsky declared that ‘education is ignorance’.
Australian Education goes Global
June 18, 2009
Apocalypse Porn
When I checked in at Sydney Airport for a flight to Perth, the Qantas operative greeted me with ‘bad news’. Due to a technical hitch, there was – gasp – ‘no audio-visual’. I couldn’t have been happier. Forty winks was in my grasp. ‘Such a long flight,’ she lamented. Passengers were provided with a $30 voucher to buy books.
Apocalypse Porn
May 07, 2009
Hong Kong Cinema in the 21st Century
Two years ago, Hong Kong marked the 10th anniversary of its reunification with China with the usual fanfare and fireworks, and perhaps some relief – if not satisfaction – that 10 years had indeed passed.
Hong Kong Cinema in the 21st Century
May 07, 2009
Destination Abu Dhabi
While Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates and the best known internationally, Abu Dhabi, the national capital lying 150 km south-west of Dubai, is well on the way to matching the profile of its precocious sibling.
Destination Abu Dhabi
February 28, 2009
Broken Art
With their rich traditions and an increasingly global outlook, Thailand’s cultural industries have significant promise.
Broken Art
February 02, 2009
Chequered History
It is a decades-old scene common to every hamlet, town and city in India – a dusty playground at midday, chock full of schoolchildren armed with cricket bats and rubber balls, sweating bullets, but playing earnestly, despite the searing heat.
Chequered History
February 02, 2009
International Migration Concerns
Since the end of the Cold War, there has been a shift in the definition of security.
International Migration Concerns
December 22, 2008
Rescuing Child Sex Slaves
A warm night on the Thai/Burmese border. A Grey Man operative checks his video equipment and heads into a cluster of 15 brothels.
Rescuing Child Sex Slaves
December 22, 2008
China in 2008
A once-in-a-hundred-year snowstorm marked an ominous beginning for a supposedly magnificent year for China.
China in 2008
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