The Age of the Strongman: How the Cult of the Leader Threatens Democracy Around the World
We are currently living in a new era, that of the strongman, according to Gideon Rachman. And this era arguably began with Vladimir Putin.
DEMOCRACY, WHAT IS IT ??
Glen Robinson shares his thoughts on democracy.
Dream of an ‘Asian Century’ is fading amid new ‘Cold War
Many have predicted this would be the ‘Asian Century.’ But the world is increasingly fractured as we enter a new “Cold War.”
Britain’s dirty money problem
Britain’s appalling habit of courting dirty money has proved very embarrassing following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Whither the Asian Century?
Just a few years ago, Australia was banking on an Asian Century for its prosperity and security. Its future is now cloaked in great uncertainty in a more complex, contested environment
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?
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