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Russia’s war against Ukraine: a longer view
22 February 2024
With the full-scale invasion entering its third year, the stakes remain high
Life and death in China’s rustbelt
22 February 2024
How did this candid drama series make it past the censors?
Obama’a healthcare legacy
12 February 2024
The Affordable Care Act really is a big deal — but is it a winner for Joe Biden?
Ashes to ashes
9 February 2024
Will burgeoning cricket franchises kill the institutions they rely on?
March of folly
28 January 2024
The carnage in Israel and Gaza can’t be understood without tracing the realignments sparked by America’s war in Iraq
27 January 2024
Political opportunism seems set to follow the looting in Port Moresby
Tuvalu’s Taiwan question
Jess Marinaccio and Graeme Smith
26 January 2024
Will this week’s election bring a change of orientation for the island nation?
24 January 2024
“Keeping the sea lanes open” comes with rarely considered opportunity costs
The call of history
8 January 2024
Could Taiwan’s 13 January election trigger a war with China?
15 December 2023
The new treaty between Australia and Tuvalu fits in a long history of regional initiatives
A turning point for Gaza?
13 December 2023
This week’s vote could be one of the General Assembly’s more momentous
Delicately dancing Democrats
8 December 2023
Looking ahead to 2028 but with half an eye on 2024, presidential hopefuls are positioning themselves for a run
The day after
17 November 2023
What might a postwar scenario look like in Israel and Palestine?
Neither Democrats nor democrats
7 November 2023
The Republican Party might not be American democracy’s only enemy, but it’s the biggest
How Israel’s deterrence policy came undone
1 November 2023
And what it means for Gaza’s future
Scaling the Great Wall
30 October 2023
Anthony Albanese’s visit to China late this week comes almost exactly fifty years after Gough Whitlam’s pioneering trip
Flying too close to the son?
27 October 2023
Despite potential pitfalls, the Indonesian president seems set on creating a new political dynasty
While the world looks elsewhere, Myanmar’s civil war grinds on
Adam Simpson & Nicholas Farrelly
25 October 2023
Preoccupied with other conflicts, the democratic world is passing up the chance to shift the dynamics in Myanmar
19 October 2023
Hamas’s appalling attack has exposed a government with no plan for resolving its country’s greatest challenges
NZ’s back-to-the-future election
18 October 2023
Saturday’s result looks like a return to pre-Ardern, pre-Covid politics
Putin’s isolation intensifies
23 August 2023
Non-Western powers are increasingly contributing to global pressure on Russia
Russia’s war against Ukraine: an eighteen-month stocktake
22 August 2023
Many predictions have proved wrong since Vladimir Putin sent in his troops in February last year
Malaysia’s history wars at the ballot box
17 August 2023
With the country’s Islamists still stuck in Constantinople, Anwar’s government looks likely to hold
24 July 2023
Cute acronym, but can India’s new opposition coalition stay together?
Is No Labels heading off-label?
21 July 2023
A bipartisan group calling for moderation might make life difficult for Joe Biden’s re-election bid
Thailand’s battle for the future continues
18 July 2023
Can a tide of popular opinion prevail over a defensive conservative elite?
One step forward, three steps back
11 July 2023
Despite an encouraging decision on voting laws, the US Supreme Court has continued attacking Americans’ rights
The Netflix series changing Taiwanese politics
10 July 2023
Life follows art in the streaming service’s new political series
Will Lawrence Wong succeed?
7 July 2023
Singapore’s PM-in-waiting might be a safe pair of hands, but will that be enough?
Will Prabowo’s patience pay off?
4 July 2023
As pre-election jockeying intensifies in Indonesia, it’s looking like “Jokowi volume two” versus the violent-tempered former general
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