Expert opinion and analysis on government, power, policy and people and how it shapes our world.
A political watershed for Mexico?
The Mexican election on July 1 could change the country's entire government, according to a University of Melbourne expert.
Inequality driving Hong Kong’s independence movement
Hong Kong's independence ('Localist') movement is driven by income inequality, not a generational divide, says a University of Melbourne researcher.
This is not a drill: A cyberthreat reality check
Cybersecurity is now an official national priority for Australia, but what makes us vulnerable? A University of Melbourne special explores our cyber risk.
Is denuclearisation the ‘right’ goal for the US-North Korea Summit?
Ahead of the US-North Korea summit, a University of Melbourne expert asks whether the wellbeing of the people should be the focus, rather than denuclearisation.
Creating ripples of learning in China
Despite societal challenges, according to a University of Melbourne expert, China's approach to education is changing as it embraces student-driven learning.
Anwar Ibrahim’s rebirth and Malaysia’s LGBT+ rights
Malaysia's new government freed jailed leader Anwar Ibrahim; a University of Melbourne expert looks at what his political rebirth may mean for LGBT+ rights.
Reducing governments’ reliance on consultants
Australian governments spend billions on consultants, but a University of Melbourne expert argues this could be reduced by boosting public servants' capacity.
What comes after America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal?
Two University of Melbourne experts debate President Trump's move to withdraw the US from the nuclear deal with Iran; is it reckless or tactical foreign policy?
Timor-Leste’s political impasse
Timor-Leste's elections need to resolve its political crisis so issues of policy like reducing poverty can be addressed, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The trouble with ceasefires
University of Melbourne research finds the 2016 ceasefire in Syria had unexpected consequences, ranging from an impact on rebel governance to humanitarian aid.