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Blaming only globalisation for inequality is misguided

Blaming only globalisation for inequality is misguided

Ian McAuleyJan 16, 20175 Comments

Globalisation has been only one of the developments that has led to widening inequality and social exclusion, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.

Why did voters who will suffer most under Trump give him their vote?

Why did voters who will suffer most under Trump give him their vote?

Ian McAuleyJan 13, 20179 Comments

It would be hasty to attribute the Brexit and Trump votes to a “swing to the right”, or to an ill-informed electorate. The most compelling explanations are in terms of protest votes, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.

Iranian revolutionary leaves a complicated legacy

Iranian revolutionary leaves a complicated legacy

Irfan YusufJan 12, 20171 Comment

The guy was the wiliest of wily politicians who co-authored the constitution that created the revolutionary government.

Piss-poor journos should STFU about Trump’s sexual peccadilloes

Piss-poor journos should STFU about Trump’s sexual peccadilloes

Helen RazerJan 12, 2017133 Comments

"As a person who has happened to suffer ridicule for her, ahem, proclivities, I can find no way to excuse this herd of sex-shaming journalists," writes Helen Razer.

It's hard out there for a populist: Italy's comedian-led political party struggles to find its feet

It's hard out there for a populist: Italy's comedian-led political party struggles to find its feet

Charles RichardsonJan 11, 20172 Comments

Populist parties love to represent themselves as rule-breaking mavericks. But wherever they win office, they find themselves invariably having to work with established actors in order to get anything done.

For East Timor, maritime boundary is not about oil. It's about pride.

For East Timor, maritime boundary is not about oil. It's about pride.

CrikeyJan 11, 20173 Comments

Freelance journalist John Martinkus was in East Timor during its bloody struggle for independence. And he says East Timor will get its own back and negotiate a fair maritime boundary with Australia.

Oil slick: East Timor wins battle, but Australia could yet win resources war

Oil slick: East Timor wins battle, but Australia could yet win resources war

Professor Damien KingsburyJan 10, 20171 Comment

The scrapping of the 2006 treaty is a first step towards East Timor securing its economic future. But it will need all future breaks to go its way if it is to avoid economic collapse.

How Trump will wreck diplomacy in south-east Asia

How Trump will wreck diplomacy in south-east Asia

Michael SainsburyJan 9, 20174 Comments

Donald Trump's inauguration might well be the spark to light the tinderbox of China's tense diplomatic relations in south-east Asia.

Jokowi hanging by a thread as Indonesian general backs Islamists, rounds on Australia

Jokowi hanging by a thread as Indonesian general backs Islamists, rounds on Australia

Professor Damien KingsburyJan 9, 20174 Comments

General Gatot Nurmantyo has long been suspicious of outside actors and has not trusted Australia since its UN-sanctioned intervention in East Timor in 1999.

Counting down 2016's best, worst and weirdest votes

Counting down 2016's best, worst and weirdest votes

Charles RichardsonDec 23, 20164 Comments

It was a crowded field this year.

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