Celebrating 75 years: The UN’s past and future
It’s 75 years since the United Nations was formed in 1945; a University of Melbourne expert says one of its major achievements is to have survived for so long.
The Kofi Annan I knew
Professor John Langmore from the University of Melbourne, who worked with Kofi Annan at the UN in New York for five years, reflects on an inspiring leader.
Daring to resolve conflicts without war
As the numbers of conflict deaths and refugees grow, in part due to the Syrian war, University of Melbourne experts argue for diplomats to focus on prevention.
Is populism pushing Europe’s left-wing parties into long-term decline?
To challenge the rise the populist Right in some European countries, the Left needs a stronger vision, like social democratic parties had in the Post-War years.
Government: When enough is enough
How much government is too much? The size of government in Australia is no bigger than average but some fear the nanny state is taking over.
Peacemaker: Is Australia up to the task?
Australia's lack of action - and motivation - to assist in lessening conflicts overseas remains a critical gap in our defence policy.