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WEBINAR: The prospects of great power war in the Indo-Pacific

The war in Ukraine invites us to consider the prospects for conflict in Australia’s region.

Is China a threat not because it is strong but because it is weak?

  • Professor Timothy J. Lynch,

The rise of China is central to the international relations of the Indo-Pacific. But what if that rise has been overstated?

WEBINAR: Hong Kong’s National Security Law: one year on

This webinar looks at the impact of the National Security Law on peaceful political speech in Hong Kong.

How activists are using Facebook in Myanmar for democratic ends, but Facebook itself also facilitated hate speech

  • Dr Tamas Wells & Dr Aleks Deejay,

When Facebook was used in Myanmar as a platform for hate speech and organised violence against Rohingya, the company was quick to deflect blame.

INTRODUCTION: Questions and challenges for civil society and human rights in Asia

  • Dr Anthony J. Spires,

As elsewhere, many societies in Asia have recently witnessed the rapid rise of populists and democratic regression.