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What does China think of Trump?

Many in China have celebrated the President-Elect’s victory, with a grateful nod towards a TPP withdrawal. Uncertainty remains however, over Trump’s tariff threats and the […]

A woman holds up her stained finger after voting in 2012 in Timor-Leste's presidential run-off poll. Photo credit: Bernardino Soares, UN Photo

Pacific Women In Parliament: A ‘Pleasant Surprise’

MATILDA GILLIS outlines the ‘transformative’ potential for culture to facilitate and promote female participation in Pacific politics. ‘Her election was seen as a ‘pleasant surprise […]

"I cut off a finger whenever a close relative or friend passes away."

Humans of West Papua

EMMA ROBERTS documents an eye-opening week in the Baliem Valley of Papua, Indonesia. What she encountered was a place where Melanesian culture is strong but the […]


Reflections on Hugh White’s ‘Power Shift’ – Five Years On.

MISH KHAN recounts and analyses Hugh White and John Garnaut’s recent dialogue on the 5th anniversary of White’s influential article, Power Shift. Hugh White certainly […]