Regime leaders in Iran are adept at using media and popular culture to foster support. Narges Bajoghli helps readers understand the contemporary position of the Islamic Republic by examining the four decades since the Islamic revolution.
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The Australian Treasury’s initial purpose was to be a bookkeeper and budget manager for the new commonwealth government. A couple of decades later, the inadequacy of Treasury in providing meaningful economic policy advice to the government during the Great Depression was a catalyst for the development of a more substantive policy role.
While Australia’s commemoration of the centenary of the First World War is now over, it behoves us to remember that, in Turkey’s case, the significant dates are 1911-23, rather than 1914-18. Jeremy Salt has written a compelling book that contextualises the experience of the Ottoman Empire in that conflict, the precursor to the emergence of modern Turkey.