Lord Macartney’s first meeting with the Qianlong emperor in 1793.
"A study of History", Arnold Toynbee
What can we learn from the 19th-century Qing dynasty?
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson came to the Sydney Town Hall on Thursday night for an event organised by the Lowy Institute. Judging by a rapturous reception, he beguiled a crowd of journalists…
Theresa May is at the helm of a more global post-Brexit Britain.
The concept of 'the Anglosphere' gained in importance after the Brexit referendum as an alternative to the EU – and it could now impact Anglo nations, like Australia.
In conversation: Martin Rees.
The Astronomer Royal answers some of the world's – and the universe's – biggest questions.
The beefed up border between Bulgaria and Turkey.
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In an unequal, globalised world, should we be able to move between states as freely as we can within them?
UK Prime Minister Theresa May can’t rely on her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and others in the Commonwealth for unfettered trade support.
The UK political elite is overestimating the power of the Commonwealth’s brand in Africa as it seeks new partners in the wake of Brexit.
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Are we seeing Orwell's dystopian vision of 1984 coming to fruition?
A painted bus sculpture entitled ‘Punk'ed’ by artist Valerie Osment at Trafalgar Square in 2014.
In March this year, Joe Corré announced that on November 26 he would burn his collection of punk memorabilia. As the son of Malcolm McLaren (manager of the Sex Pistols) and renowned fashion designer Vivienne…
I’ve got the mandate right here and it’s very, very clear.
cogito ergo imago
Just like 'the deficit' before it, this potent term can be used to justify all kinds of changes no one voted for.
The foreign secretary still knows how to please a crowd, but he's added a dash of gravitas to his offering.
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Theresa May is wise to play the long game when it comes to negotiating the UK's exit from the EU.
The choices made on day one can reveal a lot about what a new Prime Minister has in store for the country.
The new Face of Britain abroad.
Theresa May's decision to make a Foreign Scretary of the notoriously troublesome Brexiter-in-Chief is a huge gamble.
Divided they fall.
Labour and the Conservatives have faced crises in the past... Just not at the same time.
How does Boris Johnson make you feel?
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The act of being simultanaeously angry and ectastic at somebody.
Boris bows out.
It could be just another move in a long-term political masterstroke.
I’ll buy the next round Boris, I promise.
They dialled it up to 11 on day one – and there are still two months to go.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage was an architect of Britain’s seismic decision to leave the European Union.
The populist appeal of simplistic answers to complex solutions is a challenge for political leaders.There are times when expertise and experience must prevail over the popular mood of the moment.
Africa will feel the loss of the EU’s influence in its relationship with Britain.
Britain's decision to leave the EU will fundamentally affect Africa's relationship with UK in a way that will be damaging to all.
An uncertain direction.
How does the UK go about disentangling itself from EU laws?