Wednesday 26 Oct 2016 | 16:02pm | SYDNEY
  • 25 Oct 2016 16:58

    In an interview with Chinese state television released on Wednesday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte doubled down on his embrace of China and dismissive attitude towards the US-Philippine alliance.

  • 25 Oct 2016 16:38

    Rolling Stone's Matt Taibi penned an essay a week ago about the Trump phenomenon, which builds to a stirring close.

  • 25 Oct 2016 15:31

    Trump clones and displays of Trumpism-fever by otherwise respectable politicians have become common in Europe. Much as a landslide for Hillary Clinton on 8 November would be the best put down of Donald Trump, the first line of defence in Europe would be elections that end in comprehensive defeat of his fellow populists. But such defeats are far from assured. 

Long reads
16 Sep 2016 16:25

'Alternativlos'? The future of Angela Merkel'’s chancellorship

Over eleven years as chancellor, Merkel has attained a seemingly unchallengeable supremacy; yet speculation about her future has simmered over the past few months. Could we be about to witness the re-emergence of the 'alternative'?

24 Oct 2016 17:55

Trump's victim mentality strikes a chord with some

Another debate, another good start for Donald Trump ending in a train wreck. Media pundits are freaking out about Trump saying he won’t promise to accept the election result as legitimate. The system is rigged, he blusters. Blasphemy, they scream. The democracy’s foundation is built on a peaceful...

24 Oct 2016 17:36

White paper blues

In Washington, they refer to news stories that only matter to the political class as being 'inside the beltway', a reference to the road which encircles the capital. Maybe we can coin a Canberra variation on the term? How about 'inside the parkway', given that, roughly speaking, Canberra is framed...

24 Oct 2016 17:33

Zika: We haven't done enough

In February, the WHO declared the Zika virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Determined to avoid another Ebola-like failure, it called for a coordinated international response to improve Zika surveillance, detection and diagnostics, vector control and expedited...

24 Oct 2016 17:16

Why Europe should consider a foreign fighter amnesty scheme

In counter-terrorism, it sometimes feels like every silver lining has a cloud. While the Mosul offensive is making steady progress into the Islamic State-controlled city, this success risks triggering the movement of IS fighters from Iraq and Syria to Europe and beyond.  Even if an immediate...

24 Oct 2016 14:33

Thailand’s year of living dangerously

By Dr Patrick Jory, Senior Lecturer in Southeast Asian History and Discipline Convener at the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, University of Queensland. There has been great speculation, both inside Thailand and internationally, as to the reasons for the Thai Crown Prince’s...