Why haven't we in Australia witnessed a populist explosion?
Not One Nation nor Clive Palmer can compare with the nativism now seen across Europe and the US.
There have been no Trump or Brexit moments for us.
Are we due for one?
Sam Roggeveen, author of Our very own Brexit: Australia's hollow politics and where it could lead us, a Lowy Institute Paper and director of the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program.
Dictators. History is littered with them-Hitler, Stalin, Mao tse-tung...
But while many lament the so-called 'crisis' of democracy today, even rulers like Putin, Xi Jinping, Erdogan and Orban hardly compare with the dictators of the 20th century.
Frank Dikotter, author of How to be a Dictator and guest of both Perth and Adelaide writers festivals.
Vale Owen Harries
Welsh-born Owen Harries was one of Australia’s most significant foreign-policy thinkers. A conservative and realist, he battled the doves during the Vietnam era and the hawks during the war on terror. From his editorial post at the National Interest magazine he played an...
Border tensions between China and India
The Himalayan border region between China and India has been in dispute since 1962. This month, a violent clash between troops resulted in twenty Indian and an unknown number of Chinese deaths. Will the recent escalation push India away from China for...
Preserving the past
Geoffrey Blainey — who coined the term ‘the tyranny of distance’, is one of Australian’s most prolific and well known historians. He discusses Australia’s record on race relations and the removal of historic statues.
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