Kofi Annan was the first UN employee to rise to the position of Secretary General but his tenure also had a darker side.
Canberra's attitude to nuclear weapons has always been riddled with contradictions. Homegrown nuclear campaigners winning the Nobel prize have put the cat among the pigeons.
A grassroots movement with its genesis in Melbourne has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
A scholar analyzes the history of the Nobel Peace Prize to ask: What difference has it made?
Obama managed to build stronger rapport with many countries in Southeast Asia,but lacked foreign policy initiatives. China neatly plugged that gap.
With a $1 trillion modernisation programme signed off and atomic scientists deeply worried about the future, American policy on nuclear weapons is pretty much business as usual.