Expert opinion and analysis on government, power, policy and people and how it shapes our world.
Asia’s most eligible cities
City alliances are important for diplomacy but University of Melbourne experts say Australian cities have overlooked some Asian metropolises. Here's their top 5
Is Donald Trump anti-science? The data says yes
Donald Trump’s hostility to science is confirmed in an analysis of past and present US Presidential words and actions, say University of Melbourne experts.
Mike Baird: The value of authenticity
Former New South Wales Premier Mike Baird says political leaders need a broad vision which gets people off the couch and cabinet ministers out of their chairs.
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
The tectonics of the British election
It was a stunning victory for Boris Johnson in the UK general election; University of Melbourne experts explore what that tells us about 21st Century politics.
The sound and fury of Britain’s election
The United Kingdom is counting down to a truly unpredictable election; a University of Melbourne expert outlines the battle lines between the political parties.
The danger of keeping quiet
In a speech at the University of Melbourne, the former of Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, explores the need for collaboration in global dealings with China
Australia’s incredible shrinking Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Diplomacy could be helping to further Australia’s interests, but with continuing DFAT budget cuts, University of Melbourne experts say it isn't a priority.
Staying the course with a light hand
The former Director-General of ASIO outlines good leadership as the nominations for the University of Melbourne's McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership open.