A historian takes us beyond the noise in Washington and examines how US and Russian power and interests compare.
Action on climate change is now increasingly in China's hands, and the decisions the country's leaders make in the next decade will have a profound global impact.
Harry Potter has taught us so much about life, love, and learning.
NAFTA renegotiations may see provisions from the Trans-Pacific Partnership revive like zombies. We must remember their failures - on income inequality, labour and environmental protection.
David Petraeus argued there's more continuity than change in Donald Trump's foreign policy.
Laws that limit presidential power won't enforce themselves – Congress must act.
Our whole system of political campaigning needs a reboot.
But there's little evidence the high spending changed any minds, says a political scientist who lives in the district.
Only 20% trust the US 'a great deal' to act responsibly. This is a big fall from the 40% level in 2011, when the question was last asked.
When outrage is misplaced or excessive, it can have negative consequences for a healthy public discourse.
Some have denounced the New York Public Theater for encouraging violence against President Trump. But the play does just the opposite, warning of the pitfalls of political assassination.
Anti-American and anti-corruption stances have given the president of the Philippines broad appeal.
The president restored restrictions on Americans' travel to Cuba and prohibited transactions with its military. Here's why, and what's to come.
But the debate about ethics is less important at the moment than the consideration of possible consequences of Turnbull's speech.
Under US law, the president must publish all of their executive orders for public view. The Australian government is under no such obligation.
Coalition backbenchers have expressed several doubts over the Finkel scheme, most notably on affordability and whether it will include coal.
Research shows that context matters for understanding what a person's words mean – especially when power dynamics are involved.
US President Donald Trump’s call to renegotiate the Paris Climate Accord is a fresh opportunity to craft a binding and enforceable agreement.
American citizens have long favored government openness over secrecy. But with heightened anti-leak and anti-press rhetoric, do some now want strengthened government control of information?
Weeks after Trump's withdrawal from the Paris agreement, powerful US cities are asserting themselves like nation-states to maintain the pact made with the world to help save the planet.