Jarryd de Haan, Research Analyst Future Directions International 16 February 2017 In his paper titled “Ahok Wins First Round of Jakarta Elections” Jarryd de Haan, Research Analyst, Indian Ocean Research Programme, writes that Unofficial results from the Jakarta gubernatorial election show that Christian-Chinese candidate Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has come out ahead in the first round with 42.27…
Allowing foreign defence forces to access Australian military establishments and field training ranges is fundamental to maintaining regional security and long-standing strategic alliances. Military facilities can, however, be environmentally and culturally disruptive and can prevent land use for other purposes. The negative aspects of permanent, foreign military bases in Australia notwithstanding, they can be used strategically as a development tool for northern Australia.
It is more the fact that neither Washington nor Tehran can be seen to be backing down from their stated agenda rather than any missile test that could lead both states into conflict with each other.
The outcome of the election could mean either a humiliating defeat for hardline Islamic groups or a boost to their legitimacy within the political sphere.
A recent scientific report has identified potential genetic improvements that could be made to quinoa crops that may enable scientists and agriculturalists to yield abundant supplies.