• From invasion to independence

    Graeme Dobell     |      February 1, 2020

    Cruel ironies and strange mirror effects mark Australia’s performance in the lead-up to Indonesia’s invasion, in 1974–75, and East Timor’s independence vote in 1999.

  • Reimagining the strategic narrative

    Jacob Taylor     |      January 5, 2020

    International strategic thinking aims to balance national economic and security interests, but does this formula actually work if nations like the United States and China insist on misapprehending each other’s motivations and actions?

  • The perils of the Cold War hangover

    Elizabeth Buchanan     |      December 24, 2019

    The West has done little to oppose the threat to democracy and the rules based order posed by Russia and China in recent years, but the outlook isn’t as bleak as it may appear.

  • One nation under Boris

    Colin Chapman     |      December 19, 2019

    After routing the Labour Party in its own heartlands, Boris Johnson has pledged to reshape Tories into a “People’s Party” and build strong new relationships with Europe.

  • The reign of King Boris

    Tom Quinn     |      December 17, 2019

    Boris Johnson stormed to a thumping win in the British general election, but how will he achieve his “one nation” agenda after he finally gets Brexit done?

  • Boris pulls it off

    Laura Hood     |      December 14, 2019

    Boris Johnson has roared to a convincing victory in the British general election, confounding his critics, vindicating his vision for Brexit and putting his hard-left Labour opponent Jeremy Corbyn to the sword.

  • Seven lessons from Syria

    Robert Bowker     |      November 30, 2019

    Syria is a tragedy, but it is also a symptom of much deeper concerns relating to governance and security around our troubled world.

  • The sound and fury of Britain’s election

    Lucas Grainger-Brown     |      November 22, 2019

    The United Kingdom is counting down to a truly unpredictable election with clearly drawn battle lines between the political parties.

  • Putin’s ‘new generation’ war on the west

    Connor Dilleen     |      November 16, 2019

    Russia may be in decline, but its aggressive doctrine of strategic relativism means it intends to take much of the rest of the world with it.

  • Putin bounces back

    David Uren     |      November 12, 2019

    How does a country with an economy the size of Spain, corruption on a par with Papua New Guinea and life expectancy below Libya still cast a shadow over Europe?

  • Australia’s diplomatic deficit

    Melissa Conley Tyler     |      November 10, 2019

    Australia is spending less on diplomacy than ever before – and the nation’s influence abroad is suffering as a result.

  • The danger of keeping quiet

    Chris Patten     |      November 8, 2019

    The former Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, explores the need for international collaboration and honesty in dealing with China.