Climate adaptation, digital transformation and geopolitical shifts are among the ‘megatrends’ Australia must navigate to thrive in the coming decades.
International scientific collaboration has boomed since the end of the 20th century.
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Scientific research done through international collaboration has boomed in the past 30 years. But recently, powerful countries are using science as a tool of politics, threatening that work.
The aftermath of the looting and violence of July 2021 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
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South Africa needs a multi-pronged strategy for building peaceful, sustainable neighbourhoods, communities, and a nation where the rule of law prevails.
While Australia worries about Chinese influence, Pacific nations are more worried about climate change. By boosting climate ambition, Australia could be the region’s security partner of choice.
Pondering a shift in strategy on Taiwan? Possibly not.
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Biden’s suggestion that the US is prepared to intervene militarily if Taiwan was invaded was quickly walked back by White House officials.
Ukrainian soldiers unload their guns after fighting on the front line in eastern Ukraine.
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Ideology informs foreign policy practice. Behaviour that could – for better or worse – influence individual lives.
Room for any more at NATO? Not according to Turkey’s president.
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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is against allowing two Nordic countries to join NATO over what he deems their support of ‘terrorists.’ His opposition will test the alliance’s unity.
Taking on the UK’s migration management is of short-term benefit to Rwanda, a country facing considerable economic hardship.
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Richer nations are increasingly looking to offshore their immigration processing and further their own economic and political interests at the same time.
Which side are you on? Well, actually …
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Not all nations have joined in a united front against Russia’s invasion. The conflict and talk of a new Cold War could reignite the nonaligned movement.
Modelling suggests Australia would lose half of its export income and one fifth of its jobs if a new “bamboo curtain” cut the economies of China, Russia and like-minded nations off from the West.
Smoke and fireballs rise during clashes between protesters and police in central Kyiv, Ukraine on Jan. 25, 2014. The “Heavenly Hundred” is what Ukrainians in Kyiv call those who died during months of anti-government protests in 2013-14.
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A need for enhanced presidential power, inherited from the early days of post-Communist transition, ruined any chances of compromise between Ukraine and Russia years ago.
It’s undoubtedly exciting news, but polar exploration has a poor record when it comes to diversity and we need to rethink the values and attitudes that underpin our fascination.
The destroyed main building of a school in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
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No state in the global community should have to earn Russia’s compliance with the law. If the rule of law is not respected, the entire global community becomes as vulnerable as Ukraine is now.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photo before their talks in Beijing, China, Feb. 4, 2022, during the Winter Olympics.
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China’s policy of strategic ambiguity could allow it to mediate the conflict at an opportune time, while furthering its long-term geostrategic goals.
Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee, speaks at the opening ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics. The IPC announced on March 3 that all athletes from Russia and Belarus would be barred from competing.
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It’s time for organizations like the IPC to stop lamenting the intersection of sport and politics, and instead accept this well-established reality going forward.
Vladimir Putin delivers a speech before the start of the first match of the 2018 World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
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Vladimir Putin has built a state-led strategy focused on building power and exerting control across the world, through the use of sport.
The International Space Station is run collectively by the U.S., Russia, the European Space Agency, Japan and Canada.
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What happens to the International Space Station when tensions on Earth rise? A space policy expert explains how the ISS is run and how Russian aggression has threatened its operation in the past – and now.
Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, reacts after competing in the women’s free skate program.
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The well-being of Olympians is of secondary importance is secondary to pomp and profit.
Patrice Lumumba, left, first Prime Minister of independent Congo in 1960. The CIA celebrated his death.
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Detailed accounts from original documents offer insights into the secret operations of the CIA in Africa.
A US soldier at a training area in Germany.
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What’s the significance of the US beefing up its military presence in Europe? The Conversation provides a roundup of articles addressing the crisis in Ukraine.