A relative of asylum seekers being held on Nauru cries at a press conference to launch an Amnesty International report.
It has been the absolutism embedded in Australian immigration culture of control that helps explain our hardline policy history on asylum seekers.
Hillary Clinton has proven to be hawkish on foreign policy.
The Trump circus has distracted from genuine scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's approach to global challenges if she becomes president - and the signs are not good.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred over the direction of the Supreme Court, immigration, the economy, and fitness to lead.
The Conversation's experts respond to the third and final US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The ascendency of Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines is just one of the shifts away from liberalism in southeast Asia.
Reuters/Lean Daval Jr
Shifts in southeast Asian countries' political leadership has led to another worrying region-wide shift: away from liberalism.
Research shows that Wikipedia is one of the most read sources of medical information by the general public across the world.
Medical entries on Wikipedia are widely consulted across the world. Doctors and medical researchers need to make efforts to ensure the content on the online collaborative encyclopedia is accurate.
The release of CCTV footage of Melbourne woman Jill Meagher’s last moments via social media channels assisted in apprehending her killer.
Like many other advancements in communication technology, social media has a good, a bad and an ugly side when it comes to its relationship with crime, criminal justice and the law.
Think hard before taking it to the next level.
Brain stimulating headsets are being enthusiastically taken up by gamers aiming to boost performance. But there are risks, particularly for children or those vulnerable to mental health problems.
The past week has been particularly shocking for those taking an interest in the US presidential race. This is remarkable given how shocking the race has already been. The fallout from the leaked Access…
Intrusions from unknown men in public space form a fundamental factor in how women experience their bodies and live their freedom.
Despite persistent myths that sexual violence and harassment are rare, two recent cases – and the subsequent online response – expose their commonality.
Hillary Clinton is still widely favoured to become the next US president.
Donald Trump landed some blows in the second debate, but not enough to change the momentum of the campaign, which is firmly favouring Hillary Clinton.
Tapes of Donald Trump making lewd remarks about women were an early focus in the debate.
The Conversation's experts respond to the second US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Southern states have attracted foreign investments with incentives to keep their car industry going.
Australia can learn from the US where state governments have attracted foreign investment in manufacturing that contributes to local economies.
Statistics: if you torture the data enough, they will confess.
P hacking is manipulating data and research methods to achieve statistical signifiance. And it could be why so many research papers are false.
Millions were spent supporting an extradition process to make the prosecution of Dragan Vasiljković somebody else’s problem.
Historically, Australia’s broader policy approach to war crimes and war criminals has lacked a clear and coherent foundation.
Temperament has become a key theme this presidential season. Who has the right kind of temperament to be president of the United States? This question has been thrown around so often, including by the…
An asylum seeker from Uganda covers his face with a paper bag in order to protect his identity at a pride parade in Boston.
Jessica Rinaldi /Reuters
Only by listening to local LGBT activists in hostile environments can the West stand up for human rights worldwide.
The first presidential debate was marked by interruptions from Republican nominee Donald Trump.
The Conversation's experts respond to the first US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The rise of the selfie can lead to a great deal of negative comparison and self-doubt.
Social media can have a damaging effect on body image, but the way to protect against that is learning how to view images critically.
Young actors give voice to what teenage boys think about porn – how often they watch it, who they watch it with and why.
Sol Rumbl, Ari Maza Long, Sam Salem and Jack Palit in Gonzo. Photo credit Sarah Walke.
Drawing on surveys and group discussions with teenage boys about their use of pornography, Gonzo provides a window into young men’s experiences that's in equal parts funny, engaging, and confronting.
The first US presidential debate is less than a week away and while it will certainly offer spectacle and entertainment, I am hoping, perhaps naively, that the candidates will finally engage in a serious…