Jan 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.
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.
Bernard KeaneDec 23, 201627 Comments
Relying on demonisation and denialism to achieve power comes with a terrible price -- as 2016 showed across the West.
Irfan YusufDec 9, 2016
If Merkel really wants to stamp out the wearing of face veils, she will find no greater ally than the mainstream German Muslim communities.
Dec 7, 20163 Comments
The real losers of the Brexit High Court case could be those bright minds who might have once wanted to aspire to be High Court justices, writes John Eldridge, lecturer at Sydney Law School, currently on sabbatical in Cambridge.
Charles RichardsonDec 6, 20165 Comments
Like many other signs this year, particularly last month's US election, these twin events warn of a rising tide of xenophobic right-wing populism.
Charles RichardsonNov 21, 2016
Nicolas Sarkozy was the most Donald Trump-like candidate for France's Republican party, but voters were having none of it.
Nov 4, 20163 Comments
Do the Remain camp have a chance after all? And will there be an early election? Crikey intern Anthea Batsakis examines the implications.
Nov 1, 20162 Comments
Jenny Hocking explains why she is taking a Federal Court action against the National Archives to release correspondence between Sir John Kerr and the Queen.
Oct 28, 20165 Comments
Are the increasingly frosty relations between the United States and Russia going to turn into all-out war? Former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Ramesh Thakur weighs the evidence.