• America

    US Strategy in the Asian century


    John West |  January 16, 2021


    The United States is a country that has lost its way in the emerging Asian Century. The new administration will face some daunting challenges in developing an effective strategy for the Asian Century.


  • Environment

    Red herrings


    Caroline Tang |  January 16, 2021


    Partially protected marine areas create confusion and don’t meet their broad conservation objectives, UNSW researchers have found.


  • Space

    Australia’s rising star in space


    Malcolm Davis |  January 16, 2021


    Australia is one of eight nations to commit to the Artemis Accords, an agreement setting out principles for cooperation in civil exploration and peaceful use of the moon, Mars, near-earth comets and asteroids.


Latest Story

  • Shaping the America that Australia needs

    Peter Jennings     |      January 15, 2021

    Australia will need to court America’s support to resist an ever more aggressive China, and so good relations must be forged with Joe Biden’s new administration.

  • Food delivery services need a regulation overhaul

    Ebony Stansfield     |      January 15, 2021

    Governments are scared of appearing business ‘unfriendly’ if they intervene in the gig economy and big companies are using this to their advantage, say experts at UNSW Sydney.

  • China’s COVID origins cover-up

    Open Forum     |      January 15, 2021

    The Chinese Communist Party continues to resist attempts to investigate the origins of COVID-19 and persecute citizens who told the truth about it, while pushing falsehoods through its worldwide media machine.

  • Fight for the future

    Open Forum     |      January 14, 2021

    A loss of biodiversity and accelerating climate change in the coming decades coupled with ignorance and inaction is threatening the survival of all species, including our very own, according to the experts from institutions including Stanford University, UCLA, and Flinders University.

  • How weather affects our consumption

    Victoria Tichá     |      January 14, 2021

    Marketers and business managers benefit from knowing why weather may be associated with increased consumption and how this process may differ between men and women.

  • Trump’s Twitter ban and the limits of free speech

    Conor McLaughlin     |      January 14, 2021

    Trump’s recent suspension from social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook raises questions about the limits of free speech in a functioning democracy. The recent move signals that while online platforms welcome debate, when it is accompanied by violence they must draw a line.

  • Long term repercussions of the Capitol incursion

    Carla Winston     |      January 13, 2021

    The violent mob storming the US Capitol building has been described as a failed ‘coup attempt’ but though Joe Biden has been confirmed as President-Elect, the fallout could have much broader implications.

  • One black summer

    Open Forum     |      January 13, 2021

    The 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires were a “wake up call” demonstrating the extreme effects of climate change in Australia, according to a group of experts who’ve published a new study examining the factors that caused the disaster.

  • 5 New Year’s resolutions for successful career growth

    Sophia Smith     |      January 13, 2021

    Many of us made New Year resolutions for our personal lives, but adopting some fresh habits in our working lives can also improve our professional lives.

  • Housing locational disadvantages in Sydney

    Khandakar Al Farid Uddin     |      January 12, 2021

    Plans to concentrate new housing in Western Sydney should be revised to ensure adequate additional infrastructure is provided and more diverse and equitable solutions are explored.

  • Lead – but not easily

    Max Thomas     |      January 12, 2021

    The Victorian state planning minister has intervened to approve a secondary lead smelter in the Latrobe Valley following the refusal of the local council to issue a permit, but are environmental objections justified?

  • Gen-2D

    Mark Nicol     |      January 12, 2021

    People’s dependence on their mobile phones, and society’s reliance on integrated information systems, has not only eroded individual self-reliance but left the free world vulnerable to virtual attack from its enemies.