Expert opinion and analysis on government, power, policy and people and how it shapes our world.
Leadership in a changing world
In the 2022 University of Melbourne Fraser Oration, Australia’s former China ambassador, Dr Geoff Raby AO, says Australia’s foreign policy needs strong leaders.
Australia and India partnering up within the Quad
Bilateral agreements between Australia and India were a key feature of the Melbourne Quadrilateral Security Dialogue meeting says University of Melbourne expert
Why Russia isn’t about to invade Ukraine soon
Russia is unlikely to soon invade Ukraine as it’s already succeeding in stoking instability and making the US take notice, says University of Melbourne expert
Southeast Asia matters to Australia
A University of Melbourne expert says it’s in Australia’s national interest to engage strongly with Southeast Asia or risk a hole in its Indo-Pacific strategy.
The impact of China on the Australia-US alliance
To understand Sino-Australian relations, we must appreciate the triangular dynamics between Australia, China and the US, says University of Melbourne expert.
What we know about politics after 2021
The second year of the COVID-19 pandemic had a tangible impact on global democracy; University of Melbourne experts take look at what 2022 might have in store.
What we now know about climate change after 2021
2021 made us focus on climate change as well as COVID-19; University of Melbourne experts discuss what we now know about climate change at the end of 2021
Understanding modern attacks on Gandhi
Statues of Mahatma Gandhi have been vandalised or removed around the world ; University of Melbourne experts explore why his likeness faces attacks today.
Finding Australia’s new Asia narrative
A University of Melbourne expert says Australia’s challenge post-COVID is finding a new narrative for how it relates to its Asian neighbours, particularly China