Examples from Ireland and New Zealand show that, unless determined measures are taken, masculine political cultures will ensure the gender imbalance remains.
Sport has a history of providing opportunities for détente, or at least discussion - and there's every chance the AFL's latest venture to China could do just that.
A report into the dual citizenship saga provides a number of practical recommendations to improve compliance with section 44 of the Constitution, but also confirms there is no easy fix.
The world cheered the defeat of IS in the Middle East, but the insurgency is far from over.
Ahead, the choice is between a patch-up or a proper solution. The patch up is inevitable in the short term but is a cop-out as a long-term answer.
Australia has long been concerned about foreign powers gaining influence in the Pacific, but China's involvement in the region may not be as nefarious as it fears.
As the Ruddock review of religious freedom is about to report, we need a more sophisticated understanding of what religion is and the ways its expression can be curtailed - or can curtail others.
With its opening of a new embassy in Jerusalem and defence of Israeli actions in Gaza, the Trump administration has signalled its lack of interest in bringing lasting peace to the region.
Preventing attacks in Indonesia by militants returning from the front lines in the Middle East may take more coordination with Australia.
Money no doubt will be useful, but it won't be enough to significantly boost the number of Liberal women in federal parliament.
Polls also have good news for the government, with the two-party preferred gap narrowing and the budget well-received.
Framing cyberspace as a national security concern can quickly erode fundamental human rights.
Volunteers have long been the lifeblood of rural communities. But as their numbers shrink, remote towns are at a loss for how to replace them.
Simulation models show just how effectively fake news and propaganda can shift opinions.
To understand how Syria has become the theatre for proxy wars between international forces, one has to return to the Arab uprisings and Syria's role as an outlier.
When considering this question, we need to distinguish between the pomposities of monarchies and the purpose they serve as checks on untrammelled authoritarianism.
The internet may provide the forum, but radicalisation remains a social process.
With the 92-year-old returning to the prime ministership, Malaysians have a sense of optimism that the suspected "kleptocracy" under former leader Najib Razak will come to an end.
Shorten gave his budget reply speech in less-than-favourable circumstances on Thursday night.
Timor-Leste's vibrant democracy is seen as a bright light in a troubled region, but political instability could threaten the progress it has made.
While Labor is likely to win all four of the upcoming byelections in seats it holds, Rebekha Sharkie faces a tougher fight in the South Australian seat of Mayo.
Reformists are calling for the emancipation of religion from a state that's seen to exploit Islam for purposes of political power. This remains the most formidable challenge to Iran’s ruling clergy.
The recent creation of the Home Affairs super portfolio has added another four agencies to the national intelligence community. Here's how they work together.
It is vital for governments and citizens to discuss how much privacy should be sacrificed when issues of national security arise.
We'll get a clearer indication of Bill Shorten's strategy when he delivers his budget reply on Thursday night. His speech has taken on extra significance now.