Clive Hamilton’s book is perhaps a useful reminder that we must not be naïve about our relationship with China, but his prescription is the wrong direction for tackling the genuine issues he raises.
U.S. President Donald Trump has exempted Canada, for now, from hefty tariffs on steel. An increase in defence spending would likely stand Canada in greater stead with the president.
During the Cold War, the US built nuclear weapons at a network of secretive sites across the nation. Some are still heavily polluted and threaten public health today.
President Trump claims that America is a nation based in faith. A scholar says, it's more complicated.
As tensions between the US and Russia escalate, both sides are developing technological capabilities, including artificial intelligence that could be used in conflict.
In 1985 The Junkyard Band shifted the paradigm by challenging Reaganomics. Many of those same key issues still rage on today, across the world.
In what came to be known as the Thule incident, an American bomber crashed in Greenland, spreading radioactive wreckage across 3 square miles of a frozen fjord. Denmark was not happy.
Two big battles which turned the tide of World War II can tell us a great deal about some important present-day challenges.
The New York Pop artist who turned dots into icons died 20 years ago.
The Korean peninsula has a lengthy history of exchanging insults.
Far from grasping at Cold War certainties, Le Carré's Smiley embraces the changing role of the British spy.
The idea of a hot and sunny land is so baked into our thinking about Australia that we've failed to design and build houses that protect us from the cold.
The tensions between North Korea and the US over its long range ballistic missile programme echo a well-known James Bond plot.
An aggressive posture is one thing – but doing something about it is another, as countries factor in the costs and risks of aggression.
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
A historian takes us beyond the noise in Washington and examines how US and Russian power and interests compare.
Speaking with: Tony Kevin on his “Return to Moscow”
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William Isdale speaks to Tony Kevin about his experience living in Russia during the Cold War and what he found when he returned almost 50 years later.
For a military battle whose outcome is still hotly contested 30 years later, the impact was so remarkably clear -- independence for Namibia, peace for Angola and the death knell for apartheid.
South Korea must seek to strike a balance in its respective strategic and economic relationships.
Notorious apartheid spy Craig Williamson's sole interest was in reproducing what he regarded as his birthright – wealth and racial privilege.