Reducing fossil use and increasing renewable energy worldwide are crucial to both sustainable development and fighting climate change.
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Energy and climate policies aren’t always headed in the same direction, but if they work together they can tackle two of the biggest challenges of our time.
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo talks with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang during the latter’s visit to Indonesia in 2018.
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The increasing dependence of Indonesia on China has negative economic and political repercussions.
Indonesian war ships dock in a harbour in Surabaya, East Java.
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A recent report rom the US Defence Ministry says China has likely considered a military base in Indonesia, among several other countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Indonesian marine officers get ready for a ceremony in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta. Taking aggressive steps vis-a-vis China could overturn its growing defence cooperation with China.
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Indonesia’s increasingly aggressive responses may fall short given the country’s high military and economic dependence on China.
“Still not funny Mr President?”
Donald Trump likes to poke fun too.
The thin blue line.
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The complex mechanisms behind the pictures we see.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo and China’s President Xi Jinping at the 2018 summit in Beijing.
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Not enough credit is given to the agency African governments have in their dealings with China.
Mexico, Canada and the United States are struggling to agree on new NAFTA terms.
A political scientist explains why corporate lobbyists and other interest groups will thwart Trump’s efforts to strong-arm or ignore Canada.
The 18th Asian Games in Indonesia has every potential as an alternative means to promote peace.
How can sporting events like the Asian Games contribute to global peace?
Under the terms of the current treaty all commercial mining is forbidden, but rumblings of discontent are stirring beneath the ice.
How can we sort out the crisis of contemporary democracy?
The official opening of the League of Nations, 15 November 1920.
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Both the EU and UK would do well to heed the lessons of the League of Nations when it comes to membership withdrawal.
The new Face of Britain abroad.
Theresa May’s decision to make a Foreign Scretary of the notoriously troublesome Brexiter-in-Chief is a huge gamble.
Venezuelans flee a food shortage protest.
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Venezuela sits at the edge of a humanitarian calamity. A GSU international mediation expert explains how outsiders can play a critical role in resolving the cause – a deeply rooted political battle.
Turkey’s big day.
Want to know who’s who and what’s what? Look no further.
China: capital of a new world order?
The cascade of US allies looking to join China’s new development bank should come as no surprise.
The United Nations Security Council’s primary responsibility is maintaining international peace and security – a task aided by the veto power.
Recent events in Gaza and Ukraine and the ongoing gridlock in Syria have dominated newspapers and airwaves – and debate in the United Nations Security Council. Despite UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon…
The Sydney Opera House is still earning us soft power points. What else makes the world pay attention?
Australia has moved up in the world – to seventh place on the 2013/14 Soft Power Survey published in the December/January issue of Monocle magazine. The Soft Power Survey is conducted yearly by Monocle…
Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
It is difficult to do justice to the mood of despair that has been haunting the corridors of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s headquarters in Marlborough House in recent months. The decision to hold the…
Australia is preparing to step back from climate action in front of a pretty huge audience.
Australia’s refusal to support developing countries’ efforts under a new climate change agreement or the new UN Green Climate Fund will further undermine its claims to being a good international citizen…