On September 27, 1956, an atomic mushroom cloud rose above the Maralinga plain - the first of seven British bomb tests. Why was Australia so keen to put UK military interests ahead of its own people?
Think the Cold War is over? It may be, but its effects still cast a long shadow over society.
The Soviet Union tested its own atomic bomb in 1949, to the profound shock of the US. This heated up the Cold War dramatically and thrust the Congo to the centre of American geopolitical strategy
The mine that produced the uranium that made the Hiroshima bomb has since been closed. But its troubling legacy continues to haunt the Democratic Republic of Congo and the local community.
For art to imitate life is understandable, but politics inspired by films can be a recipe for disaster.
An evolutionary psychologist's perspective on Brexit.
Cyber weapons are allowing states to attack each other without fear of retaliation. The consequences potentially are devastating.
Cuba's National Capitol Building has been reclaimed as the seat of the National Assembly 54 years after it was abandoned by the new revolutionary government. There are lessons in this for others.
Don't mention the Cold War.
Recently released secret documents reveal the chilling extent of Cold War planning for a nuclear holocaust.
It's a million miles from the cartoon capers of James Bond, but remains a familiar tale of good versus evil.
30 years ago, Reagan and Gorbachev ushered in a new era of cordial relations. It's time to recapture that spirit.
Over the past two decades, it has not been easy for any country – let alone a newly freed one, like post-apartheid South Africa – to understand the rapidly changing world.
Günter Schabowski's press conference in November 1989 helped trigger the collapse of the Berlin wall. Was it really as much of an accident as we like to think?
Employing a unique literary method that blurred the genres of oral history and documentary prose, the Nobel Prize for Literature winner told the stories of a traumatized people.
In a watershed moment for Indonesia's history, the deadly 1965 anti-communist purge transformed Indonesia from an independent Asian nation in the midst of Cold War into a pro-Western country.
Washington would do well to leave the Cold War rhetoric in the past.
Political tensions between Russia and the USA along with new players in the space industry could change the future of space collaboration.
As it moved from the edge of the global order to the top of the heap, China realised it needed a nuclear arsenal to be taken seriously.
Fears that nuclear weapons would pop up all over the world post-1945 have proven to be overblown.