Author profile: Nathan Down

Nathan Down is a lecturer and researcher in the fields of Politics, History and Communications at Charles Sturt University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He graduated from Macquarie University with a Master of International Relations.

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Indonesian Nationalism and Postcolonial Colonialism: Enduring Legacies for Papua

Postcolonial colonialism has been perpetrated by the Indonesian State, its ruling apparatus and other domestic and foreign stakeholders in the disputed province of Papua.

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Globalization: A Created Mechanism for the Restructuring of Developing States

Globalization tends to work to the detriment of developing states and has been a powerful tool employed by Northern states with a recent proliferation of modern players.

Neo-Orientalism: Indonesia’s Colonialism and Papua

Neo-Orientalism: Indonesia’s Colonialism and Papua

Lessons learnt from Dutch colonialism have resulted in Indonesia’s mimicking and replicating its own code of imperialism, resulting in Papua’s accession into Indonesia.

Pax Americana: the United States as Global Hegemon or Imperialist in Disguise?

Pax Americana: the United States as Global Hegemon or Imperialist in Disguise?

A downward trend in prestige and economic power, along with geopolitical challenges, seems to be forcing the US to realign its foreign policy interests and direction.

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