Far from grasping at Cold War certainties, Le Carré's Smiley embraces the changing role of the British spy.
The idea of a hot and sunny land is so baked into our thinking about Australia that we've failed to design and build houses that protect us from the cold.
The tensions between North Korea and the US over its long range ballistic missile programme echo a well-known James Bond plot.
An aggressive posture is one thing – but doing something about it is another, as countries factor in the costs and risks of aggression.
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
A historian takes us beyond the noise in Washington and examines how US and Russian power and interests compare.
Speaking with: Tony Kevin on his “Return to Moscow”
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William Isdale speaks to Tony Kevin about his experience living in Russia during the Cold War and what he found when he returned almost 50 years later.
For a military battle whose outcome is still hotly contested 30 years later, the impact was so remarkably clear -- independence for Namibia, peace for Angola and the death knell for apartheid.
South Korea must seek to strike a balance in its respective strategic and economic relationships.
Notorious apartheid spy Craig Williamson's sole interest was in reproducing what he regarded as his birthright – wealth and racial privilege.
Russia's relationship with the West is on a knife edge after the US bombing of Syria. But the ghosts of Cold War past have lessons for today's political leaders.
A move that could shut an independent university in Budapest poses fundamental questions about European values.
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.
The use of nuclear weapons – arguably the most devastating of all weapons of mass destruction – is currently not necessarily prohibited under international law.
Because the EU is a unique experiment in integration in many ways, it can provide a good model for other regions, such as Asia.
Nuclear bunkers are familiar Cold War artefacts, but many have been re-purposed or lie derelict.
Is Trump correct in asserting that NATO has outlived its utility? Or that NATO’s members enjoy a 'free ride' on the back of the US? A political scientist examines the evidence.
UK diplomats are thoroughly briefed on the pitfalls that could trap them on overseas service.
He is revered for founding the welfare state, but the post-war leader also left a lasting legacy in British intelligence.
More than ever, Pine Gap remains at the heart of the Australian alliance with the United States, but serious reform is needed.