The absence of any evidence to support Donald Trump's claims is more than just about the president's credibility – it goes to whether we can trust any information from the White House.
The White House is pushing for more private prisons. But do the industry's promised benefits hold up to scrutiny?
Does the president's specified goal of 350 ships meet the needs of the nation in the 21st century? The answer is not yet clear.
The number of prisons in the US swelled between 1970 and 2000, from 511 to nearly 1,663. Here's the story of why one town in Arkansas welcomed a correction facility.
As America becomes more diverse, many think it will also become more progressive. But one analysis of demographic trends points to gains for Republicans.
Content creators with millions of fans are increasingly willing to voice their political views. Their influence on American politics may be in its infancy but it is growing fast.
Black politicians throughout US history have struggled to overcome deep, negative stereotypes held against them by white Americans. Obama succeeded at the highest level. Here's how.
Australian and American leaders over the years have, from time to time, disagreed or said things to cause embarrassment. But, for the most part, such disagreements have been kept out of the limelight.
President Trump gave a speech at the Prayer Breakfast that pledged to be "tougher" in international dealings and protect religious liberty. How does it compare with past Presidents?
Although congressional Democrats have been vocal in opposing most of Donald Trump’s executive orders, they appear to have little support from Republicans to enact the legislation needed change them.
Demonstrations in sub-Saharan Africa have not been met with the same the praise that was poured on the Arab Spring uprisings.
Inaugural weekends are snapshots of the cultural and political zeitgeist. How did this year's compare to those from 2009 and 2005?
The 44th president is now gone. What mark does he leave on his country?
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.
What we need now is unblinkered analysis and coordinated progressive political action beyond the extreme centre at both the national and international levels.
As the Trump era begins, Australian are having an overdue debate about the need for greater self-reliance at a time when American power may be receding.
Crucially, President Obama has commuted Manning's sentence without pardoning her.
The Global Trends report provides a useful starting point to reflect on what's in store for Africa over the next five years. And how the continent should think about responding to its challenges.
The posters that have become the voice of protest against Trump.
The announcement of Chelsea Manning's commutation raises questions regarding the future of other high-profile leakers, like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.