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Europe points to a fractured future.

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Letter From Europe

Letter From Europe

As I watched events unfold in Ukraine during the last three months, I couldn't help but dwell on something President Putin said in 2006

Letter from Europe

Letter from Europe

There should be no complacency about the upcoming European elections in May.

Comment: Alexander Downer’s Rewrite of History

Comment: Alexander Downer’s Rewrite of History

Alexander Downer's recent article in The Melbourne Review is a very telling example of what we have seen in the past and what we will see more frequently in the future.

Letter from Timor Leste

Letter from Timor Leste

In my nearly twelve years as foreign minister there were few issues I dealt with which were more contentious than East Timor.

The National Interest?

The National Interest?

To do something – anything – in the national interest sounds like a very good idea. 

An All Too Human Enemy

An All Too Human Enemy

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 Battle For Influence

The Battle For Influence

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.

Letter from Japan

Letter from Japan

It's one thing to understand history; another thing to be its prisoner.

To Serve and Protect: Australia’s Public Sphere

To Serve and Protect: Australia’s Public Sphere

Chris Feik enquires into the quality of debate in Australia's public sphere.

Letter from Vienna

Letter from Vienna

There's a T-shirt you can buy at Vienna airport which eccentrically proclaims "Austria has no kangaroos".

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