The Arab spring that spread across North Africa in 2011, ousting unpopular, long-serving dictators in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, was widely welcomed as the precursor to democracy in the region. 782 more words
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It is obvious from reports coming out of Indonesia that not many of our northern neighbours like Tony Abbott. Since news of the phone tapping scandal was made public they have demonstrated their dislike by… 1,597 more words
This article was originally published as a Public Policy Brief for CMAX Communications.
Revelations of spying by the United States, its intelligence targets, methods, and its intelligence gathering partners have brought into the public domain an area of government activity not spoken about publicly except in the most generalized way. 1,517 more words
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia wants to create a “security round table” with Indonesia as its neighbor pledged to assign a senior official for talks, a sign that tensions over spying claims are easing. 410 more words
It has been a tense week in international relations for the Asia Pacific region.
In recent development to the phone tapping scandal conducted by the Australian government against Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his counterparts, SBY has responded to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s letter of explanation with a new code of conduct on spying and other intelligence matters. 424 more words