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South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

With China renewing its commitment to territorial claims, and reactionaries like Donald Trump at the helm, the long-running South China Sea dispute could turn south very quickly.

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

History will conclude that the critics of Labor’s GFC response 10 years ago were hopelessly wrong. By avoiding a sudden, deep recession, Australia also avoided testing out what its effect may have been on our democratic system.

More than Mark Knight: inside Australian media’s enduring problem with race

More than Mark Knight: inside Australian media’s enduring problem with race

This embarrassing international incident highlights not only Australia’s stubborn refusal to act on the urgency of race, but the media's stubborn refusal to even listen.

Being ashamed of Australia is a useless luxury

Being ashamed of Australia is a useless luxury

Progressives love to take shame in and disengagement from their own nation as both a necessary and sufficient political act. It isn't.

Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom

Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom

Our population has skyrocketed, and city planning refuses to keep up, but the most recent milestone won't be impressive for long.

The team changing Australia’s behaviour, one nudge at a time

The team changing Australia’s behaviour, one nudge at a time

The government's BETA team are working out tiny, near-invisible ways to influence our everyday decisions.

Crikey Worm: Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority

Crikey Worm: Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority

Good morning, early birds. Australia has ended its direct aid to the Palestinian Authority. Plus, the Boomers' World Cup qualifier called off after a shocking all-in fight. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Australian progressives are stuck in an endless loop

Australian progressives are stuck in an endless loop

For all the words written and shared about diversity and representation, what's actually been done? And who's benefiting from the cyclic system of outrage and inaction?

Inside Australia’s surreal and secret diplomatic history with North Korea

Inside Australia’s surreal and secret diplomatic history with North Korea

Australia didn't officially have diplomatic ties to North Korea from 1975-2000. What we had instead is much stranger.

In an age of business disruption, McDonald’s isn’t going anywhere

In an age of business disruption, McDonald’s isn’t going anywhere

McDonalds is keeping its business model well oiled, and Australia is a big part of the equation.