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.
Ukraine v Russia: what next after the Kerch Strait aggression?
Russia's aggression against Ukraine, in full view of the international community, signals a new level of readiness to challenge the world to respond.
Drugs in our waterways, the bugs and beyond
New research shows that medicines have found their way into Melbourne streams – and the creatures that live in them.
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.
Policing family violence: duty failures and accountability
Despite having a code of practice in place for investigating incidents, police duty failures are all too common.
A Nobel cause
Monash alumni’s first Nobel Laureate, Associate Professor Tilman Ruff AM, has spent his life working to safeguard the future of human health.
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.
The fight to keep it real: ABC cuts another blow to independent journalism
Further cuts to the ABC, suppression orders and anti-terror and surveillance laws are making it increasingly difficult for independent journalism to thrive.
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.
Real Bodies controversy: how Australian museums regulate the display of human remains
Protesters have urged a boycott of Sydney's Real Bodies exhibition over claims that it could be displaying remains of executed Chinese political prisoners.
Move over Canada and EU, Australia is best-placed to benefit in the US-China trade tug-of-war
The US-China stand-off gives Australia the unprecedented chance to expand its economic footprint.
Only one winner in Putin's Russia
Vladimir Putin focused on revived Russian pride in the lead-up to his unsurprising re-election for a fourth presidential term.
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.
Tougher controls, but drug cheats likely to linger
Despite tougher measures to catch drug cheats at the Winter Olympics, some athletes will continue to buck the system.
Fidel Castro's influence continues to be felt, one year after his death
The Cuban leader's influence continues to be felt, one year after his death.
Australia hedging its bets on China with the latest Foreign Policy White Paper
Revisionism? Not so much – the first foreign policy white paper since 2003 is firmly in the camp of the status quo.
Reaching for the stars
Look up into the night sky and you’re unlikely to see an Australian satellite, but that might all be about to change.
Delivering Impact - In Brief
Over coming decades, Australia’s economic prosperity and wellbeing will depend more and more on our ability to foster and sustain a culture of innovation. Universities will be vital to this endeavour, not only in their role as centres for...
Can Russia prosecute Greenpeace protestors over the Arctic Sunrise?
Going further than that, however, President Putin has said the protesters did try to take the rig over, thus violating international law. This should worry Greenpeace. An attempt to unlawfully seize or exercise control over a fixed platform by...
China will need to be more transparent to achieve its development goals
Businesses and governments around the world are watching as China grows, innovates and extends its influence. We explore how the country got to where it is and what might be in store for its future in our series Understanding China’s Influence...
Australia risks missing out on China's One Belt One Road
Australia is late to the party in only recently expressing real interest in China’s One-Belt, One-Road initiative (OBOR). And if Australian businesses don’t take advantage of the opportunities available in this project now, there are plenty of...
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