Why Prigozhin’s march on Moscow was not a coup
The Wagner group ‘mutiny’ grew out of an intra-elite feud in Russia – and it's a growing problem for Vladimir Putin, says University of Melbourne expert.
Rebuilding Victoria’s forgotten integrity institution
Victorian voters rank political integrity as a key issue in the upcoming election – a University of Melbourne expert asks how public trust can be restored?
Why the war in Ukraine is so hard to stop
The real cause of Russia’s invasion is the special position that Ukraine occupies in post-imperial Russian politics, says University of Melbourne expert
The need for more parliament in Victoria’s Pandemic Bill
Victoria’s proposed Pandemic Management Bill gives too much power to government and not enough to parliament, say University of Melbourne experts
Five things to know about Russia’s Constitutional amendments
Russia voted to amend the country’s constitution, shoring up Vladimir Putin’s power; but a University of Melbourne expert says there are larger implications.
Australia’s constitutional answer to structural racism
University of Melbourne experts say inequality woven into Australia’s constitution continues today; so our structures remain stacked against Indigenous people.
A precarious high
The ACT's new cannabis laws are at odds with Australia’s federal laws; University of Melbourne experts ask if the federal government should just stay out of it?
How Putin is devising his exit plan
Proposed reforms weakening the Russian president's authority hints Vladimir Putin is considering life as an ex president, a University of Melbourne expert says
Does it matter that strikes against Syria violate international law?
The air strikes in Syria by the US, UK and France violate the UN Charter and international law; a University of Melbourne expert looks at what's at stake.
The legal maze of the marriage equality survey
As Australians prepare to have their say on same-sex marriage, University of Melbourne legal experts look at the High Court challenge to the Marriage Law Survey