Metaphors be with you: what Reagan’s Star Wars tells us about Trump’s wall
President Trump’s proposed wall on the US-Mexico border is more symbol than substance – just like Reagan's Star Wars program.
European Union: is this the end?
Brexit and the 'yellow vest' protests in Paris are symptoms of a growing discontent among people economically abandoned by globalisation.
US midterm elections: the houses divided
Although the Republicans retained control of the Senate, indications are that it's the Democrats who'll prove the bigger winners.
US midterm elections: the mess that trails Donald Trump is likely to leave the houses divided
US President Donald Trump’s job remains secure, but the electoral fates of many of his congressional allies are at stake.
Traditional masculinity is evolving – and young working-class men are leading the charge
Traditional masculinity is evolving, and young working-class men are leading the charge, despite the toxic attitudes of powerful men such as Donald Trump.
Despite the rhetoric, Greece's woes look to be far from over
Greece Prime Minister Alex Tsipras has declared that the country is back on its feet, but the numbers indicate its problems are far from over.
Trade wars: Trump versus China means picking sides
There can be no middle road in the trade war between China and the United States. Soon we will have to choose one side or the other.
An eye for the big picture
From his office high above the New York business district, Paul Sheard closely scrutinises the global economy. And he’s never seen anything like what’s unfolding now.
Financial illiteracy and the perils of the credit debt trap
The credit debt trap is a honey pot for financial institutions, and that becomes a problem mostly for the poor, says John Vaz.
Clive Palmer has a Trump-style slogan, but is no sure bet to return to parliament
Clive Palmer believes he can recapture the magic that saw him elected to Parliament in 2013, but what his new party – and others on the right – needs is more discipline.
US and North Korea – for the President, nothing trumps Trump
The US President's actions show he's more concerned with stroking his ego than pursuing his nation's best interests.
Beyond bogan: what happened to Australia’s working class?
Once seen as shapers of national identity, these days they're thought of as little more than disadvantaged. What changed?
Roseanne's implosion: when art, freedom of speech and social media collide
ABC's cancellation of the hit reboot Roseanne because of its star's racist tweet raises complex questions about freedom of speech and the line between public and private selves.
A denuclearised Korean peninsula? Not quite yet
North Korea's leadership will never relinquish all of its nuclear capacity and the United States is dreaming if it thinks it will, writes Andy Jackson.
Confirmation bias: I believe, therefore it's true
Stirring controversy can lead to a reinforcement of deep-seated values, and hinder progress.
Why China is a leader in intellectual property (and what the US has to do with it)
China's intellectual property success grew through the government's requirement of foreign businesses to partner with local firms and transfer skills.
Unlocking the fear and myths around 'African gangs' in Melbourne
A moral panic and sensationalist media reporting demonstrates how rhetoric can promote fear and intolerance.
Barracking, sheilas and shouts: how the Irish influenced Australian English
Irish influence on Australian English is much like the influence of the Irish on Australians themselves — less than you’d expect on the surface, but everywhere once you start looking.
Pursuing gender equality: distance travelled, ground lost and ways forward
Hyper-masculinity is a defining feature of global politics, but the #metoo movement is prising open opportunities to pursue gender equality as women fight back.
America's allies will bear the brunt of Trump's trade protectionism
America's allies will bear the brunt of Trump's trade protectionism but it is unclear whether the new tariffs will affect Australian steel imports.
The Rise of Populism - Episode 5: A Different Lens
Where does free speech end and hate speech start? Watch the full documentary.
People don’t know much about our High Court and that’s a worry
When it comes to the highest court in the land, Australians are guilty of ignorance.
Farmers and services industry the winners under the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal
It means fewer barriers for Australian exports, but there are some loose ends.
In the economic power struggle for Asia, Trump and Xi Jinping are switching policies
Trump is trying to shape the US as a power in Asia and block China in the process, using techniques familiar to Beijing.
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