Tag: asia


Pivotal Arrogance in Western Foriegn Policy

For the first time in centuries the most powerful nation on Earth is going to be non-Western, and this has terrified policymakers from Canberra to […]

Feature image: Noliv Orange, Reading the newspaper at Bei-Hai park in Beijing

Paper Cats and Uncivilised Swimmers

Why a Chinese Communist Party newspaper attacked “Paper Cat” Australia and Netizens are trolling an Olympic athlete. Canberra’s recent decision to support an international arbitration […]


MYTH+MAGIC: Art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea – Exhibition review

  First year Monsoon contributor SIMON FENSKE gives a riveting review of an art exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. You can catch it […]

Myanmar's women in ancient dresses take part in the 2,600th anniversary celebrations of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Gongs chimed as thousands of people in ceremonial costumes walked barefoot Wednesday through the marble walkways of Myanmar's most sacred Buddhist shrine in an annual festival that was banned for more than 20 years under the former military government. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

“Academic Talks” with Dr. Nicholas Farrelly

This week we caught up with Dr Nicholas Farrelly, a fellow at the Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, to discuss his academic career and […]