His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão explores the lessons of nation building and transition in Australia’s ‘near neighbour to the north’. He reflects on the ways Timor-Leste’s experience relates to international experience and present his views on how emerging global trends are impacting developing nations and fragile states.
Should the problem of IS have been left to the regional actors to handle? Whilst IS may be containable, can it be defeated? Even if IS is eliminated, what guarantee is there that another extremist group won’t replace it?
Carrie James, Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, explores how young people approach questionable situations online as well as more dramatic ethical dilemmas that arise in digital contexts.
Every second young person in detention in Australia is Indigenous. The human impact of this confronting statistic is the destruction of families, the weakening of communities and the inadvertent creation of a training ground for young criminals.