China has grand plans for its US$1 trillion Belt and Road initiative to remake the world order. Here's what's driving China's ambitions – and why the west is nervous.
There are many similarities between Spanish flu and coronavirus, from school closures to mask debates. The story of 1919 also shows governments face choices that can have a terrible cost in lives.
Behind the scenes, authors have put in long days in research labs, hospitals or teaching online from home, often while juggling kids – before writing into the night for The Conversation.
While trust in media has risen in both the US and Australia, a sharp partisan divide is apparent in Americans' trust in media.
Australia and New Zealand have well and truly 'flattened the curve', and there is now a real chance we could eliminate coronavirus in both countries. But what does elimination actually mean?
Labor's Jim Cairns was a vital leader against the war, typified by the May 1970 demonstrations. No politician since has played such a strong campaigning role.
While some authoritarian governments have won early praise, research shows that democratic countries with a balance of power between central and regional bodies are best able to succeed.
Talks about creating a trans-Tasman bubble have focused on kick-starting short-term economic activity through tourism. But Australia and NZ could also increase manufacturing and trade integration.
For celebrated botanist Joseph Banks, his voyage with James Cook was more about extending imperial power than simply discovery.
When our COVID-19 lockdowns end, we can't afford to stop caring about collective well-being. NZ is well positioned to show the world how it's done – if we listen to Māori and other diverse voices.
As someone who researches and teaches leadership, I’d argue New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is giving most Western politicians a masterclass in crisis leadership.
Australia's farmers may not be able to do without foreign workers coming into the country.
Bickering between the states and Victoria's initial silence on the outbreak made the 1919 Spanish flu pandemic worse.
A scholar who has reviewed the efforts of nations around the world to protect their citizens from foreign interference says there is no magic solution, but there's plenty to learn and do.
New Zealand will spend NZ$12.1 billion – or 4% of its GDP – to support businesses, increase benefits for seniors and low-income families, pay people in self-isolation, and boost health care capacity.
How can we help people know what to trust and better identify what might be misinformation?
Women who are released from prison need much better, coordinated support to help their transition back into the community without exposing themselves to violence.
Philanthropy in the form of financial donations is not a solution to the natural disasters caused by climate change. A new philanthropy of social change is needed.
Accents differ depending on where we're from, even in the same country.
There are three phases to Australia's response plan. The 'Initial Action' stage, the 'Targeted Action' stage, and finally, the 'Standdown' stage. Right now, we're in the first.