North Korea: The ‘threat that leaves something to chance’
Following North Korea's missile test over Japan, a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether a nuclear crisis involving the US could spiral out of control
Is Australia becoming the ‘lonely’ country?
Australia's US focus is putting it out of step with an Asia recognising China's growing leadership, says a new survey by University of Melbourne's Asialink
Trump’s political climate
Trump's announcement the US is pulling out of the Paris Accord may be a blow for climate action, but others remain committed, says the University of Melbourne.
China in Africa: Who benefits?
Economist Dr Lauren Johnston examines the evolving political and economic relationships between China and developing nations of Africa.
A greener ‘Kingdom of Bicycles’
As China touts its green energy ambitions, University of Melbourne research finds a return to the Kingdom of the Bicycle isn't getting cyclists on the road.
Crony capitalism Chinese style
Professor Minxin Pei on collusive corruption in China, its root cause, and why a free media and liberal democracy may be the key elements to a lasting solution.
Food that does not waste water
Automated watering systems and in-ground sensors are helping farmers produce more crops by using less water, sometimes by half.
China needs to show some cards
The prickly response to Australia’s Defence White Paper 2016 is familiar rhetoric, but what the region now needs is real engagement from the Asian power.
Video: Art, identity and the Chinese diaspora
In Homesong, filmmaker Natalie Cunningham explores the intersection of music and cultural identity for indie pop songstress Sophie Koh.
China, Australia and the African frontier
With a growing working age population and resource-rich environs, could Africa hold the future of sustainable economic growth for China and Australia?