Analysis


  • Antibiotic Resistance and the Global Food Chain

    Antibiotic Resistance and the Global Food Chain

    World Veterinary Day on 29 April draws attention to the role of farmed animals in spreading antimicrobial resistance and diminishing the effectiveness of antibiotics. Large global investors are leading efforts to eliminate the risk, but...

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  • Trump 100: A New Approach Towards Beijing

    Trump 100: A New Approach Towards Beijing

    Contrary to widespread concerns about a troubled Sino-American relationship, Beijing and Washington DC have demonstrated remarkable pragmatism in managing their differences during Trump's first 100 days. President Trump might ironically find in...

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  • Trump 100: Five Eyes Concern

    Trump 100: Five Eyes Concern

    Allegations that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign team colluded with Russian intelligence to influence the American election results deeply concerned allies in the Five Eyes intelligence sharing network. One hundred days into Donald Trump’s...

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  • Is Exercise Malabar Another Snag in Australia-India Relations?

    Is Exercise Malabar Another Snag in Australia-India Relations?

    Reports that the Indian government intends to block Australia’s participation in this year’s Malabar naval exercises are a setback for Canberra. However, better indicators of the health of the Australia-India bilateral relationship may be found...

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  • Revolution Postponed in French First Round

    Revolution Postponed in French First Round

    The first round of voting in the French presidential election delivered centrist Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen of the far-right Front National to the second round. Polling suggests Macron will comfortably win the presidency; his real...

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  • Was Korea Ever Part of China? It’s Complicated

    Was Korea Ever Part of China? It’s Complicated

    After meeting with Xi Jinping, Donald Trump told the world that Korea used to be part of China, apparently relying on his guest’s telling of history. Notwithstanding Trump’s ill-advised commentary on an issue of great sensitivity, the truth of...

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  • Reflecting on the Consequences of War

    Reflecting on the Consequences of War

    The support offered to Australia's veterans and their families rarely matches the grand rhetoric about the Anzacs. What if the country also reflected on the consequences of war, not only for Australia's servicemen and women, but also for the...

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  • Is Indonesia a Fragile State?

    Is Indonesia a Fragile State?

    The influence of race and religion in Indonesian politics is being re-examined in the wake of last week's defeat of the Christian Chinese former Jakarta Governor Ahok. What real threat does it pose to the ongoing stability of Australia's...

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  • Visions of the World Bank’s Future

    Visions of the World Bank’s Future

    On the weekend, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced a rethink of the institution’s role in international development, building upon the ‘Solutions Bank’ concept. World Bank reform is sorely needed, but it may be threatened by the...

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  • May’s Master Stroke

    May’s Master Stroke

    By calling an early election for June, British Prime Minister Theresa May has not only surprised political observers but also cunningly ensured her own hold on power during the upcoming Brexit negotiations. With an increased parliamentary...

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