What caused the latest crisis at the world's most explosive piece of real estate, and could it happen again?
A rocket is launched from Israel’s Iron Dome, an anti-missile system, in order to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in 2011.
(AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)
There is much debate over how to react to North Korean missile threats. What can we learn from Israel’s responses to actual rocket attacks?
One of Israel's most controversial leaders, Benjamin Netanyahu is making the most of a chance to fly under the radar.
Vexed argument in the Labor Party about relations with Israel is set to come to a head at the conference later this month of the party’s dominant New South Wales branch. Barring the successful intervention…
The border wall between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, Calif.
Deadly, ineffective and generally fated to fall, border walls are multiplying and becoming the new normal in international relations.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses G20 health ministers in Berlin in May.
If the G20 is to remain relevant in the quest for more inclusive and fair global governance, Africa offers an historic opportunity for collective action, despite the absence of the US under Trump.
The Lebanese government banned Wonder Woman just hours before its scheduled domestic release.
Why haven't feminists noted that the film is too Western and too white?
Israeli soldiers during the Six-Day War.
רפי רוגל via Wikimedia Commons
A 50-year-old conflict that redrew the Middle East in less than a week tells us a lot about how states can play the media.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks on a podium as U.S. President Donald Trump listens.
We asked an expert on diplomacy and foreign policy.
As 1,300 prisoners went on strike for improved conditions, a wave of solidarity protests spread across the Palestinian Territories.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly supports the nation-state bill.
A linguistics scholar explains why the loss of Arabic in Israel would be a loss of history, culture and possibly human rights.
Too much for some students to bear?
No-platforming is turning supposedly 'critically minded' events into adolescent cheerleading sessions.
The treaty to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons has been exceptionally successful. Only nine states have them. Now, efforts are underway to completely rid the world of them.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
A former US diplomat explains why some programs may make sense to cut, while others are crucial to America's moral standing.
If implemented, President Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts would have many repercussions.
As President Trump puts U.S. foreign aid on the chopping block, few Americans know much about it. Perhaps even fewer realize that the U.S. lags behind its peers on this front.
The use of chemical weapons will put even more pressure on fragile peace talks.
Inside Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem.
Ayman Abuzuluf (supplied)
Banksy's Walled Off Hotel invites us to consider the value of tourism as a political tool.
West Germany’s Helmut Schmidt (l) and Romania’s Nicolae Ceaușescu in 1978.
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EU citizens are being treated as pawns ahead of Brexit negotiations. This has happened before, at the height of the Cold War.
Is Putin the new power broker in the Middle East?
Russia has managed to regain, at least in part, its role as a powerful interlocutor in the Middle East, which it lost after the fall of the Soviet Union.
After the extraordinary attention accorded to the visit to Australia by the leader of a country whose economic importance to us is limited – if prospective – it might not be a bad idea to put all this…