• How China will lose the world

    John West     |      October 20, 2021

    China seems to be on a path towards global leadership. However, according to Luke Patey’s new book How China Loses, with middle powers and developing countries pushing back against China’s overreach, China is unlikely command influence over global affairs.

  • What does a ‘Covid-normal’ workplace look like?

    Rachel Packham     |      October 14, 2021

    Workplaces are changing, offering more flexibility than ever, says a UNSW Canberra report. But not everyone has fallen in love with hybrid ways of working.

  • Ageism, is that a new word?

    Joanna Maxwell     |      October 12, 2021

    A new report suggests 83% of Australians think ageism is a problem, and 63% say they have experienced ageism in the last 5 years, but many are unclear about exactly what ‘ageism’ means.

  • Keep your eyes on the prize

    Lukasz Swiatek     |      October 12, 2021

    For all the glamour and worldwide attention it brings, Nobel Peace Prize celebrity has a darker side, which all winners have to handle.

  • Watch out for Gina and her clan of billionaires

    Nipuna Kumbalathara     |      October 8, 2021

    Dirty energy tycoons have been spinning narratives, peddling influence, and rigging systems to make unholy amounts of money. While at it, they’ve played nasty to checkmate innovative and people and planet-friendly solutions from competing on a fair playing field.

  • Australia takes the scenic route back to normality

    ANU Editorial Board     |      October 7, 2021

    As Australia emerges from the COVID pandemic, it must now face new challenges in terms of climate change and economic renewal.

  • How social norms drive positive changes

    Open Forum     |      October 1, 2021

    New Curtin research has shed light on why people adopt social norms or conventions, such as hand shaking versus fist bumping, walking on the left or right side of a footpath, or using metric or imperial measurements, by employing mathematical modelling of human behaviours and decision-making.

  • The ghost of pandemics past

    Ben Knight     |      October 1, 2021

    How do responses to infectious diseases throughout history stack up to the measures being taken today against the delta strain of coronavirus?

  • Taking children into account

    Noam Peleg     |      September 30, 2021

    Government responses to COVID-19 have an overwhelming effect on almost every aspect of children’s lives and rights, with school closures being the most visible and significant impact on school-aged children, and their families.

  • China crisis

    Robert Wihtol     |      September 30, 2021

    Could Xi Jinping be toppled by a coup d’état? In China coup, Roger Garside describes precisely such a scenario.

  • The Quad stands firm against China

    Lavina Lee     |      September 27, 2021

    The “Quad” alliance of Australia, the USA, India and Japan has become a genuine democratic bulwark against Chinese expansionism and is increasingly forcing Beijing to recalculate the costs of its aggressive stance against its neighbours.

  • The gen-Y democracy gap

    Johanna Wyn     |      September 27, 2021

    New research finds there’s democracy gap for young Australian adults, with a distrust of traditional politics but a focus on civic mindedness.