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Greenwald: Trump black hole distorts the politics that surround him

Greenwald: Trump black hole distorts the politics that surround him

Helen Razer continues her discussion with Glenn Greenwald, explicating how Trump's excessive personality distracts from the political framework that props him up.

Rundle: Bannon’s exit leaves power and ideas vacuum in Trump’s White House

Rundle: Bannon’s exit leaves power and ideas vacuum in Trump’s White House

Steve Bannon's departure marks the end of considered policy making in the White House, however nefarious. The directionless remains could be a threat not for what they can get done but for the political void they create.

We can be a friend to the US, but we should no longer be an ally

We can be a friend to the US, but we should no longer be an ally

ANZUS is meant to protect us, not be the lightning rod to a nuclear war waged by two egomaniacs, writes Ramesh Thakur, professor in The Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Election roundup: international edition

Election roundup: international edition

We're not the only country in the world dealing with election fever. Here's Charles Richardson's update on elections in Mali, Czech Republic, Venezuela and Iran.

‘War minus the shooting’: what the Olympic medal tally really tells us

‘War minus the shooting’: what the Olympic medal tally really tells us

The Games are over -- so what does the final medal count tell us about global reputation, power and prestige? Daryl Adair, associate professor of sport management at UTS Business School, crunches the numbers.