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What can natural disasters teach the world?

June 22nd, 2018

Historians from Murdoch University have joined a global study that will shed light on how to better deal with the prediction and aftermath of environmental disasters in the Indian Ocean region, including tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

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Terror attack warning for Indonesia

May 16th, 2018

Dr Ian Wilson

A Murdoch University terrorism expert has warned that Indonesia should brace itself for more attacks in the wake of a series of shocking suicide bombings committed by families in the city of Surabaya in East Java.

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Opinion: Punks are not dead in Indonesia, they’ve turned to Islam

March 27th, 2018

Murdoch PhD student Hikmawan Saefullah discusses the emergence of Islamic punks in Indonesia in a recent article in The Conversation.

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Murdoch political research to have impact through international think tank

March 9th, 2018

Murdoch University’s Dr Jeffrey Wilson has been appointed as the Head of Research at the Perth USAsia Centre. He is a political scientist, who specialises in regional economic integration in the Indo-Pacific.

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Murdoch’s arts and humanities among best in the world

September 14th, 2017

Ranking success: Murdoch is rated among the best in the world for arts and humanities

Murdoch University’s arts and humanities research and education programs have rated among the best in the world, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) ranking.

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Indonesia: Ahok blasphemy conviction ‘inevitable’

May 19th, 2017

Dr Ian Wilson is a fellow of the Asia Research Centre

A Murdoch University researcher has said the recent jailing of Jakarta’s former Christian governor Ahok for insulting Islam was inevitable due to the scale of his public demonisation and the history of blasphemy charges in Indonesia.

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Jakarta election – What next?

April 20th, 2017

Jakarta’s election represents not just a major turning point for the nation’s capital and city of 12 million, but potentially for the entire country.

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Research Profile: A fearless fascination

April 15th, 2017

Dr Jacqui Baker is an expert in Indonesian politics with research expertise in law, violence and corruption.

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Asia experts helping shape future foreign policy

March 23rd, 2017

Murdoch University academics have addressed key foreign policy issues in submissions to the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Trump dumps Trans-Pacific Partnership:Is the Chinese RCEP the alternative?

January 23rd, 2017

Dr Jeffrey Wilson says the RCEP offers a radically different model for trade .

With President Trump promising to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many analysts have begun to view the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement as a potential replacement.

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