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Japan’s state secrecy laws still a secret

In the first year after Japan’s State Secrecy Law was enacted, various ministers and agencies classified 382 issues as state secrets.  The law is well […]

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Respect Timor, Leste ye be Judged

Australia’s relationship with our newest neighbour has reached a critical juncture. Timor Leste has successfully forced Australia into a conciliation at the Permanent Court of […]

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Seeing the elephant

“Seeing the elephant” is a 19th century American saying, meaning the gaining of world experience at a significant cost. It originated from travelling circuses, where […]

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Tiger on a Tightrope – Why Taiwan is called ‘Chinese Taipei’

Heads of state from across the Asia Pacific will congregate in Peru this November for the annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. As the global political […]