From Melbourne to Oxford, Moscow to Chicago, the career of leading Soviet and Modern Russian historian Sheila Fitzpatrick comes to vivid life through the portraits of those she met and…
The first months of a new government is the perfect time to look at the role proliferating think tanks play in influencing public policy change.
It's one thing to understand history; another thing to be its prisoner.
Chris Feik enquires into the quality of debate in Australia's public sphere.
There's a T-shirt you can buy at Vienna airport which eccentrically proclaims "Austria has no kangaroos".
Despite the pre-election alarm bells, the new government’s fiscal policy inaction confirms the strong state of Australia’s economy
On Election Day I couldn't help but feel the strong sense of community at our local polling booth. It's at the Bridgewater primary school in the Adelaide Hills. Bridgewater usually…
Reviewing the 2013 election
Reinterpreting the Middle Kingdom
There's been a lot of talk about Papua New Guinea recently.
In this extract from his recently-released Profits of Doom, Antony Loewenstein visits the remote and jealously guarded Curtin Immigration Detention Centre.
The historic record shows there is often no connection between levels of unemployment and a Federal election victory