January, 2018

Rundle: how capitalism failed India

, Jan 17, 2018

In India, on the pavements, you will be stepping over the great grandchildren of the people your great grandparents stepped over. This is, quite simply, the failure of capitalism.

Was Rupert Murdoch lured into a honey trap with a Chinese spy?

, Jan 17, 2018

The Wall Street Journal claims Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, Wendi Deng, is a spy. We take a look back at how their relationship blossomed to begin with.

Rundle: those Libs in a tizzy about China giving aid are gobsmackingly hypocritical

, Jan 16, 2018

So the government is worried about China giving out "useless" aid to developing nations. Well, at least China doesn’t bomb countries to rubble before handing out the money.

Razak’s Malaysia might be crazier than Trump’s America right now

, Jan 10, 2018

With all the attention on Trump, people don't seem to have noticed the utterly bizarre political political narrative unfolding in Malaysia right now.

Korea talks are just one step on the long and treacherous road to peace

, Jan 09, 2018

North and South Korea will sit down to discuss participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics amid some of the highest tensions in recent memory. But will the gesture be enough?

Keane: no politician has the spine to stand up to Australia’s intelligence state

, Dec 21, 2017

As the case of Witness K has made clear, if you stand up against Australia's intelligence apparatus you will be crushed, and elected officials will fall in line.

Sam Dastyari wasn’t the first to take Chinese money, just ask Howard

, Dec 19, 2017

Chinese influence in Australia and elsewhere is being exert via "sharp power", and you wont have to look far to find those who are happy to play a part.

Democracy in meltdown as East Timorese PM denounces ‘coup’

, Dec 12, 2017

The prime minister of East Timor is refusing to allow parliament to reconvene because he will face a vote of no confidence. What next?

Australia stays mute as Cambodia nears point of no return

, Dec 08, 2017

Fearing a loss at next year's election, Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken increasingly wild moves against human rights organisations, as Australia watches on.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Dean Smith’s ‘hero hug’

, Nov 30, 2017

Passing the marriage equality bill through the lower house, travelling to remote India to meet with the Dalai Lama; it's business as usual for Senator Derryn Hinch

Razer: the ‘reputable’ practice of anti-Chinese racism

, Nov 28, 2017

If only we were as critical of US influence as we were that of the Chinese.

White paper exposes the failure of Australia’s foreign policy

, Nov 27, 2017

The recently released foreign policy white paper is an unusual mix of diagnostic science and conservative reluctance to name the diagnosis.

Rundle: here’s how we launch a ‘boycott Australia’ ad campaign to support Manus detainees

, Nov 27, 2017

We are at the limits of what we can be achieved protesting at the Australian government. Now an international response must be sought from within Australia.

Manus detainees pawns in a colonial ‘game of chicken’, says Tim Costello

, Nov 24, 2017

As refugees on Manus Island are pushed to an uncertain future, Tim Costello asks the government to take responsibility.

The little-known department peddling Chinese government agitprop around the world

, Nov 24, 2017

You've probably never heard of the United Front Work Department, but you've probably seen their work.

Foreign policy white paper sure to enrage China lobby

, Nov 23, 2017

Despite the wrath of the China lobby, the government has dealt competently with China's growing militarism and attempts to interfere in the region, including Australia.

The Living Wage: a view from across the ditch

, Nov 10, 2017

Crikey speaks to a series of New Zealand employment law experts to gauge the impact of the living wage on their country.

Abe shows the world how to play Trump

, Nov 07, 2017

While most leaders visibly shudder through their interactions with Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deftly kept him onside

Rundle: the moral case for illegal counteraction on Manus

, Nov 01, 2017

Will the refugee groups put a general call-out to those of us willing to be arrested, in organised collective action?

Bishop losing her way on Asian diplomacy as Xi cements power

, Nov 01, 2017

While Chinese Premier Xi Jinping consolidated his power at China's 19th National Congress, Australia's leaders continue to show their diplomatic and moral weakness.