Refugees in Southeast Asia: Avenues for Action in ASEAN and Australia

Beneath the glitzy, modern towers of central Jakarta, with the sun reflecting its heat upon the ground, a handful of tents are perched on the side of the road, right next to the UNHCR building in Kebon Sirih. These tents however are not temporary; these have been the permanent homes for many refugees stranded in …

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More than just memes: How Subtle Asian Traits has become a cultural gamechanger

Adehlia Ebert, Adeline Tinessia The rise of social media has seen the emergence of myriad new forms of individual & group expression. Arguably the most noticeable of these new forms of media is the  inescapably ubiquitous cultural phenomenon that is the ‘meme’. While still widely regarded as frivolous internet guff, memes are proving to play …

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US-China Trade War: Not the Endgame for ASEAN and Australia

A summary of the US-China trade war and an exploration of the future possibilities for ASEAN and Australia. By: Andrea Chan “War does not determine who is right – only who is left.” – Bertrand Russell It’s the battle of the ages in Avengers: Endgame, the fight against Thanos, a superhuman Titan mutant, who threatens …

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Call For Submissions: Let Your Voice Be Heard

» Are you a talented writer who is passionate about ASEAN – Australia relations? » This is YOUR CHANCE to let your voice be heard by our thousands of readers! The ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership is seeking written submissions to publish on the official AASYP Blog and Book. AASYP aims to provide Australian & ASEAN …

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Endgame: Why YOUth should engage in the migration debate

As world leaders struggle to keep their heads above the shifting sands of global migration, the youth must rise up to one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Migration is a complex, highly-politicized topic that runs circles around most modern governments. Whilst most migrants are believed to be in pursuit of economic opportunities, …

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Curbing Corruption in Myanmar: Significant Progresses but Challenges Ahead

By: Hein Thant Swe “If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher” -A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (11th President of India) Corruption is one of the diseases …

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