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Is the world on the brink of nuclear war? Wouldn't bet against it

Is the world on the brink of nuclear war? Wouldn't bet against it

Michael BradleyApr 19, 201715 Comments

Donald Trump is betting that the genuine threat of nuclear war will get Kim Jong-un to back down. That is an incredibly dangerous bet to make.

Rundle: Syrian airstrikes won't lead to World War III

Rundle: Syrian airstrikes won't lead to World War III

Guy RundleApr 10, 201728 Comments

There is very little else Trump could have done, as far as domestic politics goes, other than hit back after a chemical attack.

The cautionary tale of Feng Chongyi, and China’s creeping influence on Australian unis

The cautionary tale of Feng Chongyi, and China’s creeping influence on Australian unis

Michael SainsburyApr 7, 20178 Comments

Feng’s detention is completely of a piece with the multi-pronged stepping-up of the already crushing censorship under Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Dalai Lama's visit to Indian border area provokes an already tense China

Dalai Lama's visit to Indian border area provokes an already tense China

Professor Damien KingsburyApr 5, 2017

This latest move pushes the Tibetan issue more firmly out of the spiritual and into the political sphere.

Francisco 'Lu-Olo' Guterres set to win East Timor's presidential election

Francisco 'Lu-Olo' Guterres set to win East Timor's presidential election

Professor Damien KingsburyMar 22, 20171 Comment

Preliminary polls show the former guerilla fighter seems headed for a resounding victory.

East Timor's democracy put to the test

East Timor's democracy put to the test

Professor Damien KingsburyMar 20, 2017

The real question now is whether East Timor will be able to establish a viable opposition after today's election.

What to do about foreign political donations?

What to do about foreign political donations?

Graeme OrrMar 17, 20173 Comments

Any reform needs to balance political equality, liberty and integrity, writes professor of law at the University of Queensland Graeme Orr.

Manus refugees have just been betrayed by the one institution that gave them hope

Manus refugees have just been betrayed by the one institution that gave them hope

Michael BradleyMar 17, 20174 Comments

The PNG Supreme Court seemed like an ally for the asylum seekers on Manus Island when it declared the offshore detention camp illegal. But now it has determined that PNG can deport these desperate people back to the countries they fled in the first place.

For goodness snakes: inside the restaurant with cobra on the menu

For goodness snakes: inside the restaurant with cobra on the menu

Georgia ClarkMar 8, 20175 Comments

Freelance journalist Georgia Clark visits King Cobra House, where deadly cobra is a delicacy.

Three years on from MH370's disappearance, is the mystery now unsolvable?

Three years on from MH370's disappearance, is the mystery now unsolvable?

Ben SandilandsMar 7, 20174 Comments

The risk that MH370 might not be found until well after all of those alive today are dead, and its mystery thus irrelevant and forgotten, is very real.

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