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Secessionist tendencies in Indonesia’s province of West Papua have recently been attracting a great deal of attention from experts and human rights activists. The main reason for the international criticism of the Indonesian authorities is human rights violations and the suppression of the fundamental freedoms of the indigenous people of West Papua. In 2018, the United Nations even sent to Jakarta a report on this subject filed by its Special Rapporteurs. In 2019, the UN once again voiced its concern about the Indonesian authorities’ violent crackdown on the Papuans. Jakarta, however, insists that security forces act strictly in line with the law.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 2-07-2020, 10:36
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Russian traveler, artist and writer Fedor Konyukhov has completed an expedition in the course of which he sailed a row boat across the South Pacific from New Zealand to South America’s Cape Horn. He has thus covered the final part of the journey he began in 2014, when he sailed from Chile to Australia. Fedor Konyukhov’s expedition has set new world records, to be added to his already impressive list of world records.
The results of the May 12, 2019 parliamentary elections in New Caledonia reflect a lingering political split in this French territory, comprising dozens of islands in the South Pacific. French loyalists won 28 seats in the 54-strong local legislature, just two seats more than the advocates of the region’s greater autonomy and even complete independence from Paris.
The new monograph “A New Rival State? Australia in Tsarist Diplomatic Communications” written by Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Alexander Yakovevich Massov, an official of ethnic radio Radio4EB Brisbane Marina Pollard and expert of languages and literature of Central and Eastern Europe an Emeritus Fellow Dr. Kevin Windle was presented in the Residence of Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Australia in Russian Federation.

The relations between Thailand and Australian can serve as an illustration of the future geopolitical changes in South East Asia.

For Australia, Thailand is important for the following reasons:

- as one of the military and political partners in South East Asia amid the growing influence of China;

  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 2-10-2018, 16:42
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The visit of Polish President Andrzej Duda to Australia and New Zealand can be called multifaceted, affecting several key issues of Polish foreign policy. Duda's participation in the Polish-Australian energy forum in Sydney stressed Warsaw's interest in attracting as much foreign investment as possible, including that from Australia, to the energy sector for the development of this industry with the goal of turning Poland into a transit and distribution hub through which gas from the US and Norway will be supplied to European consumers.