Our man in Washington
Between telephone tantrums and a tee off make-up, Joe Hockey revelled as Australia’s ambassador to the United States.
The Ukraine war could accelerate the transition to global anarchy
A history of post-Cold War politics—written before the Ukraine war—tells us how this war might play out.
Dancing Before Storms: Five revolutions that changed the world
Five political revolutions, from the American revolution to the Russian revolution, offer lessons on how to manage the forces of political, economic and social change, according to Robert T. Harris.
Australia’s democratic revolution
A look at Australia’s recent national election and a rundown on issues shaping the political landscape in the country.
CORPORATE TAXATION FOR THE YEAR ENDING 2020
Our partner Glen Robinson offers a sharp and timely critique of Australia's corporate taxation system.
A crash course on Putin and Russia
Book Reviews: We Need to Talk About Putin: Why the West Gets Him Wrong & A Short History of Russia: From the Pagans to Putin.
French presidential election reveals a troubled country
Emmanuel Macron's victory cannot mask deepening divides in French society
Ukraine deserves an independent future
On the eve of Russia’s invasion, Ukraine was a poor and deeply corrupt country. But the Ukrainian people still deserve the right to chart their own future, independent of their overbearing neighbour.
Russia’s empty great power ambitions
Russia wishes to be regarded as a global power, but is it really?
Putin’s People – How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West
Catherine Belton’s book, Putin’s People, is of great interest as it provides well-researched and troubling insights into the nature of Russian politics on the eve of the invasion.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: A curiously strange war
In the eyes of some analysts, the West provoked Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and even created Putin. But the reality is more complex, and there are many lessons for the West to learn.
Saving democracy from Russian rage
The threat posed by Vladimir Putin has long been obvious to those prepared to look.
Origins, evolution and future of global development cooperation
A new book on the history of the Development Assistance Committee provides fascinating insights on the origins, evolution and future of global development cooperation.
COMMERCIAL AUSTRALIA - POST PANDEMIC
Glen Robinson explores how COVID-19 has created havoc with supply chains, the sourcing of products and components, as well as our traditional supply routes to the export markets.
What’s wrong with France?
A prosperous and beautiful country suffers from a tragic COVID death toll, violent street protests, rise of nationalist right-wing political figures and social malaise. How can we understand this?
2022 Outlook: Australian foreign policy challenges and priorities
An interview by "Unravel" with John West
Executive Director of the Asian Century Institute.
AUSTRALIA’S INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER PORTS.
Australia's inefficient container ports are impeding the country's export economy, according to Glen Robinson.
COVID-19 – parallels and lessons from the “Spanish Flu”
While there may be some parallels and lessons from the “Spanish Flu” for COVID-19, the reality is that all viruses are different beasts, with different trajectories.
Fear of abandonment: Australia in the world since 1942
Australia’s strategic environment has turned sour in recent years.
Minilateral initiatives to balance China in the Indo-Pacific
AUKUS is the latest minilateral initiative involving the US and its allies and partners to balance China’s rise in the Indo-Pacific.
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