• Putin’s police state

    Stephen Hall     |      April 19, 2023

    Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after the latest 1930s-style “show trial” in Putin’s ever-more Stalinist police state.

  • Planet debt

    Kate Bettes     |      April 11, 2023

    Inflation, war, recession and post-pandemic debt means the risk of nations defaulting on their debts is climbing the World Economic Forum’s watch list for 2023.

  • Power plays

    Colin Chapman     |      April 7, 2023

    The rhetoric from global leaders is moving the narrative of global war closer to reality and Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia hasn’t helped.

  • Standing up to Iran

    Ran Porat     |      April 2, 2023

    The Iranian regime remains as poisonous on the international scene as it is to its own people, and Australia must play its part in resisting Iran’s assault on humanity.

  • Does the world care about women’s rights?

    Shivangi Seth     |      March 17, 2023

    Authoritarian regimes such as the Taliban, the Iranian state and the Myanmar junta simply don’t care about human rights frameworks, and the international community lacks any political will to take concrete action against such regimes’ violations.

  • Women take the lead for change

    Open Forum     |      February 20, 2023

    When it comes to being an influencer on Instagram, women rule the roost. But women can also be the drivers of change in their local communities according to a new study published in “Agriculture and Human Values”.

  • More than a natural disaster

    Iain MacGillivray     |      February 15, 2023

    Decades of shoddy building standards and political corruption mean the death toll in the Turkey-Syria earthquake is much higher than it should have been.

  • Towards a democratic Iran

    Alex Laghai     |      January 26, 2023

    The popular protests sweeping Iran against four decades of authoritarian religious rule are a step towards the prosperous, democratic and peaceful future which most young Iranians crave.

  • Ardern’s legacy

    Bryce Wakefield     |      January 22, 2023

    Jacinda Ardern has stepped down as New Zealand Prime Minister. What is her legacy, and what will her resignation mean for New Zealand politics?

  • Back to the future in Iran

    Amin Saikal     |      January 20, 2023

    The public unrest that has gripped Iran since September, spearheaded by women, is essentially about the very objectives that the instigators of the 1978–79 Iranian revolution sought but failed to achieve – a democratic transformation of the country.

  • Ardern resigns as New Zealand Prime Minister

    Grant Duncan     |      January 19, 2023

    New Zealanders will have a new prime minister by February 7 and will go to the polls on October 14, after two-term Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her resignation to spend more time with her family.

  • Global prospects for 2023

    Colin Chapman     |      January 13, 2023

    While summer holidays draw to a close in Australia, much of the globe’s north is being overwhelmed by a rising tide of unresolved issues which will be discussed in Davos in Switzerland.