• Arvanitakis on American politics: Five types of Trump supporters

    James Arvanitakis     |      December 7, 2019

    Despite the impeachment controversy, distinct groups of American voters remain staunch supporters of President Donald Trump, albeit for quite different reasons.

  • 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.

  • Will Bloomberg’s bid for the Democratic nomination have an impact?

    Open Forum     |      November 27, 2019

    Given his enormous wealth and power, Bloomberg’s decision to contest the Democratic nomination shifts the balance within the party as it chooses a candidate to take on President Trump.

  • 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.

  • Australian aid should take account of global mega-trends

    Claire Rogers     |      October 31, 2019

    The developing world is being shaped by five mega-trends which our political leaders must acknowledge to make the most of our tremendous potential to make the world a better place.

  • From fight to fiesta

    Leila Maugeri     |      October 24, 2019

    Leila Maugeri describes her love for Spain, from the passion of the Catalan fight for autonomy to the high jinks of “La Tomatina”.

  • An Australian in Albania

    Sophie Mayo     |      October 23, 2019

    In July of 2019, GAP Intern Sophie Mayo was lucky enough to travel to Albania in Southern Europe for a summer holiday experience slightly off the beaten track.  Albania certainly delivered on her expectations and in this article she reflects on her experiences in the Balkan state.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: The Trump revolution without Trump

    James Arvanitakis     |      October 19, 2019

    Unless America’s political establishment reconnects with a large, disillusioned swathe of middle class voters, the resentment harnessed by Donald Trump will continue to seethe long after the current Administration is consigned to history.