There should be no complacency about the upcoming European elections in May.
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.
In my nearly twelve years as foreign minister there were few issues I dealt with which were more contentious than East Timor.
To do something – anything – in the national interest sounds like a very good idea.
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