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Building blocs to bridge fragile states

Fragile states are a little less fuzzy and more focused after wise, well-timed talks in Timor-Leste, writes ROBIN DAVIES.

What to do about North Korea

Now more than ever there is an urgent need for negotiation with North Korea, writes PETER DRYSDALE.

Re-energising the G20

Solving pressing policy problems and achieving practical results is the best way for the G20 to find its feet, writes ANDREW ELEK.

Natural allies a world apart

There is much to be gained in forging stronger ties, if only Australia and India can learn to get along, writes RAMESH THAKUR.

China’s growth puzzle

There are urgent economic challenges ahead for China’s new government, writes PETER DRYSDALE.

Japan and the politics of guilt

Japan is again alienating its neighbours and driving its friends to despair over the issue of accepting responsibility for its wartime aggression and atrocities, writes GARETH EVANS.

Pakistan in need of a life raft

ALICIA MOLLAUN looks back over a difficult year for Pakistan that has seen the ousting of a Prime Minister, an energy crisis and escalating sectarian violence.

Can Pakistan find a way?

Pakistan needs to rebuild its languishing economy if it's to have any chance of tackling terrorism and other violence, writes PETER DRYSDALE.

Japan: an election for what or to where?

Shinzo Abe may have won a decisive victory in Japan's general election, but behind the numbers lies disquiet about the country's future direction, writes PETER DRYSDALE.

Extremism in Pakistan

The shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has highlighted the need for that country’s politicians to speak out against violence, writes ALICIA MOLLAUN.

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