Wars in Chechnya and Iraq affected the stories American and Russian leaders tell about their place in the world.
In the third volume of The Official History of ASIO series, historians Dr John Blaxland and Dr Rhys Crawley examine the organisation's role in the years leading to the end of the Cold War.
The Trump circus has distracted from genuine scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's approach to global challenges if she becomes president - and the signs are not good.
Populism is a hot topic around the globe right now, and much can be learned from studying its history.
Some countries clearly prefer one candidate over the other. But the biggest loser may be the American political process, long held up as a model for the rest of the world to emulate.
BRICS is slowly being written off as a bloc that can administer coherent political action.
BRICS goes into its eighth summit with lots of hurdles. Sanusha Naidu consideres its future prospects.
The international community seems totally incapable of stopping the bloodshed in Syria. But we can express our outrage.
Scotland is about to greatly expand its use of tags to have more prisoners serve sentences in their homes and communities.
The Lockerbie trial illustrates several challenges that are likely to arise again in the pursuit of justice for those killed on Flight MH17.
Whoever wins the keys to the White House in November, it is far from guaranteed that Barack Obama's detente with the Cubans will continue.
The FBI is warning of Russian cyberattackers probing American election systems. Information warfare scholars discuss Russia's digital efforts to benefit its national interests.
Russia is dragging its feet on climate action - and risks being left out in the cold.
Europe's efforts to counter Russian propaganda may need to be stepped up.
The war of words over a bombed UN convoy in Syria is just the latest in a long series of diplomatic breakdowns.
A new Russian hack has claimed to reveal the details of so-called therapeutic use exemptions. But could transparency in this area be a benchmark for the fight against drugs in sport?
As a new cessation of hostilities comes into force, Russia's influence over the Syrian conflict is deepening.
Central Asia's most populous country is stagnant and repressive, but its two massive neighbours want in now Islam Karimov is gone.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has not dropped below 80 percent since March 2014. Russians overwhelmingly support their president's aggression in Georgia and Crimea. Here's why.
It's true that sophisticated hackers may be able to tilt the presidential election. But the more likely threat to democracy comes from sore losers who sow doubt about voting integrity.