In the current pandemic, finding the right balance between the protection of public halth and respecting civil liberties has proven to be supremely difficult.
For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
How does Victoria’s response to a second COVID-19 wave compare internationally? Very favourably - only a handful of other jurisdictions have enjoyed anything like the same level of effectiveness.
What might be the global geopolitical significance of Trump's positive COVID-19 test?
With a bit of political vision, risk-taking and a national strategy led by government, Australia too can kickstart investment in the post-COVID recovery.
Effective national leadership and trust in government appear to be prerequisites for countries to achieve widespread digital contact tracing.
Australia's COVID-19 response was bettered only by South Korea and Latvia, according to a new United Nations report. Just don't ask how we're doing on climate and sustainability.
While those of us from Australia and New Zealand might be starting to relax as restrictions ease, the pandemic is actually growing at an increasing rate worldwide.
South Korea's mass surveillance to curb the coronavirus pandemic uses technologies and techniques that are grounded in anti-LGBTQ discrimination.
With signs North Korea has suffered in the coronavirus pandemic and is now facing a further threat to its shaky economy, the ratcheted up of tension with the South is ominous.
We found footprints that measure around 24 centimetres long. We suspect they came from animals with legs the same height as humans.
Evidence from South Korea tells a precautionary tale about rushing to end lockdown, without the right public health measures in place.
Does the election of two North Korean defectors to the South Korean National Assembly signal a breakthrough in public acceptance of this politically significant minority?
Seoul has a bustling queer community, but LGBTQ+ people in South Korea face ongoing stigma.
Some of the worst health performers in recent weeks have been ‘First World’.
The pandemic, in that it represents a major and therefore exceptional risk, calls for a response built collectively, and not by a small group of experts or decision-makers.
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.
In addition to testing and special facilities for COVID-19 patients, the country's government-run tracking system allows the health care system to identify infected people and their contacts.
South Africa cannot afford to embark on a strategy of extended periodic lockdowns. It needs to shift to mass testing and contact tracing.
It is not all democracies that struggle to deal with the coronavirus; it is those in which the people do not feel the system works for them.