Indonesia today – are its best days ahead under President Joko Widodo?

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  • Indonesia today – are its best days ahead under President Joko Widodo?

    Indonesia today – are its best days ahead under President Joko Widodo?

    Will incoming President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo mark a new and positive era for the future of Indonesia? Is Indonesia continuing on its path towards entrenching democracy, growing prosperity and regional leadership? The answers to these questions are critical for Australia, in the short term as we improve the bilateral relationship, and for the longer...

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  • Ukraine and Russia: entangled histories and contemporary tensions

    Ukraine and Russia: entangled histories and contemporary tensions

    During the chaos and aftermath of World War II, Ukraine and Russia fought a bitter civil war, leaving thousands of people, mostly innocent civilians, dead. The current conflict in eastern Ukraine is one of the contemporary echoes of this unfinished past, with an unexpected Australian note given the downing of MH17. To provide context about the...

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  • Is freedom under pressure globally?

    Is freedom under pressure globally?

    According to Rousseau, “man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” Traditional human rights and freedoms, such as free speech, freedom of association, worship and movement, self-determination and property rights form the foundation of individual liberty. However, individual liberty is not without limitations and pressures from state...

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  • AIIAV Study Tour to Timor-Leste

    AIIAV Study Tour to Timor-Leste

    We are pleased to advise details of our Study Tour to Timor-Leste, departing 24 October, and returning on 4 November, 2014. The tour will be lead by AIIAV Treasurer Peter McMullin who is also adviser to the Foreign Minister of Timor-Leste.  Peter regularly visits Timor-Leste, and during these visits has mentored the establishment of Timor-Leste's...

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