The War on Terror: Lessons from the London Bombings
by Dr Michael McKinley
Dr Michael McKinley reflects on the London bombings ten years ago, and what, if anything, the West has learned from its “War on...Read More
Eurozone’s Shared Identity the Final Tragedy of the Greek CrisisOver the past five years, the EU has taken what should have been a practical matter of economic policy – to run deficits during a recession – and turned it into a morality tale that threatens the fate of the European experiment itself. Economic policy is not a morality tale. The Greek tragedy is that... More >
by Dr Wesley Widmaier
ANZUS – A Necessary Alliance, Or a Tangled Web?There’s a growing discord in international relations commentary about the merits of committing to alliances. One prominent argument claims that alliances lead states to become entangled in military conflicts they would otherwise avoid. When this occurs, states forgo natural self-interest and respect loyalty (moral, legal or reputational).... More >
by Heath Pickering
For a Few Kilometres More: The Fight For Northern SyriaAs the Kurdish Peshmerga advances deeper into ISIS held territory, Turkish President Erdogan’s tacit support for Sunni rebels in Syria is becoming clearer, as his government’s concern over the establishment of a Kurdish state grows. Turkey and Syria share approximately 900 kilometers of border, with 11 border crossings. On June 28,... More >
by Sedat Mulayim
Pope Francis: Shifting the Politics of Climate Change in the U.S.As the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election rolls around, Pope Francis is planting seeds of change in the nation’s politically polarised climate change arena. Much has been made of Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change, which was delivered a few weeks ago to mixed receptions. In light of the upcoming 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, it is... More >
by Michelle Parker
Will China dominate the 21st century? Jonathan Fenby, prolific author and long-term China-watcher,...
For most, it would be no long stretch of the imagination to conceive of transformational change as...
Long after the dust of catastrophic events has settled and the reports are written, historians come to...