Articles by: Damien Kingsbury

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Informit: PNG politics

Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O'Neill's decision to step down from office follows months of wrangling over his future by the country's highly fractious parliament. O'Neill's letting go of the top job was set against a backdrop of highly personalised leadership, a string of scandals and an increasing number of defections to the opposition camp.

PNG Politics, by Damien Kingsbury

Prime Minister O’Neill steps down as the wolves circle

Ukraine, by Damien Kingsbury

Russian memory and Putin's larger game

Spying on Timor-Leste by Damien Kingsbury

It will take some months to play out, but Australia is finally before an international tribunal to determine whether or not it has acted legally over the division of the Timor Sea with Timor-Leste. At stake is the territorial boundary between Australia and Timor-Leste and, therefore, control of tens of billions of dollars’ worth of oil and gas resources.

Informit: Ukraine

The gap between preference and reality in the West's approach to Russia's incorporation of Crimea is defined by two sets of criteria. The first is the West's failure to come to terms with the 'new' Russia, in the way that it acknowledges the 'new' China. The second is the regional realpolitik that manifests the 'new' Russia's aspirations and the inability of the West to do much about it.

Informit: Spying on Timor-Leste

It will take some months to play out, but Australia is finally before an international tribunal to determine whether or not it has acted legally over the division of the Timor Sea with Timor-Leste. At stake is the territorial boundary between Australia and Timor-Leste and, therefore, control of tens of billions of dollars' worth of oil and gas resources.

Informit: The Chinese in East Timor

Great powers buying in to Timor Leste's future, and shaping ours. When Indonesia invaded East Timor in 1975, part of its justification was that the then ruling Fretilin intended to allow the country to become a regional base for China. Fretilin had recently assumed power, having defeated the conservative UDT's attempted coup in August of that year. But Fretilin's victory was viewed in Indonesia as establishing a communist base in the middle of its archipelago…

Informit: The difference between neighbours and friends: [Australia and Indonesia need to work on finding some common ground.]

Informit: East Timor 1: witness to struggle. [Collection of two articles.]

Informit: Indonesia’s political carnival [Indonesia’s first open national election since 1955 was a celebration of democratic aspiration.]