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It's time to pay attention to Russia's rising power in the Pacfic

It's time to pay attention to Russia's rising power in the Pacfic

Five years after Tony Abbott threatened to "shirtfront" Putin, Australia needs to put Russia back on its radar.

Boris' day: Johnson shambles closer to victory

Boris' day: Johnson shambles closer to victory

In the lead-up to a final vote, the campaign to elect the Conservative Party's next leader has taken some surprising twists.

Mexico's war on press freedom is a blueprint for Australia

Mexico's war on press freedom is a blueprint for Australia

In Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, we can see the inevitable result of the government's demonisation of the press.

The making of Britain's Donald Trump

The making of Britain's Donald Trump

Boris Johnson is best known for his history of lying, racism, and downright buffoonery, leading many to wonder whether Britain's next prime minister has more in common with Donald Trump than a shockingly blonde mop.

Will Ethiopia's Nile mega-dam lead to conflict with Egypt?

Will Ethiopia's Nile mega-dam lead to conflict with Egypt?

There have been concerns of a 'water war' for close to a decade, now the mega-dam is nearing completion.

Why travel advisories are handy tools in a trade war 

Why travel advisories are handy tools in a trade war 

Are government travel advisories always about citizens' safety? There's often a bit more to it...

Brazil's fascist president fails to deliver on far-right reforms

Brazil's fascist president fails to deliver on far-right reforms

After six months of government, Jair Bolsonaro has little to nothing positive to show.

Hong Kong's autonomy on the line as Beijing's influence grows

Hong Kong's autonomy on the line as Beijing's influence grows

New extradition laws with Beijing are just another step in the erosion of Hong Kong's political and legal autonomy. The effects will be huge for the region.

What the Australian Greens can learn from Europe's seismic political shift

What the Australian Greens can learn from Europe's seismic political shift

The success of the European Greens would seem to be the measure of a deeper process underway — one the Australian Greens should grab onto with both hands.

The massacre that can't be erased from memory

The massacre that can't be erased from memory

Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian saw his fellow students gunned down in the square. Thirty years on, he's still reckoning with the event that 'doesn't officially exist'.