Jan 23, 2017
First labelled the sick man of Europe in 1853, Turkey seems again headed for catastrophe, writes Melbourne-based writer Ender Baskan.
Michael BradleyJan 20, 201716 Comments
Is Julian Assange's long stint in the Ecuadorian embassy a martyr's travail or a narcissist's temper tantrum?
Jan 20, 20173 Comments
The left parties effectively conceded defeat by fielding six candidates, writes freelance journalist in France Alan Austin.
Guy RundleJan 18, 201718 Comments
The whole purpose of the referendum was to preserve the unity of the Tory Party, by giving the "eurosceptic" right what they wanted.
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.