Engineers from the University of New South Wales Canberra and the Defense Science and Technology Group announced last week that a new miniature satellite, which will help better predict the orbits of space objects, is ready to launch. In an interview, Brett Biddington discusses Australia’s space policy.
Not long ago, India and Pakistan appeared to be on a war footing after 19 Indian solders were killed in a September terrorist attack on a base in Kashmir. There’s been no all-out war, but relations remains in a deep crisis and are likely to suffer through a long, ugly low before they bounce back.
Political stability is usually a good thing in Indonesia, especially when compared with the uncertainty gripping the rest of Southeast Asia. But the small scale of Jokowi’s reforms in his first two years as president suggests he has compromised his governing ambitions in order to gain elite backing.