Why the war in Ukraine is so hard to stop
The real cause of Russia’s invasion is the special position that Ukraine occupies in post-imperial Russian politics, 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
The long shadow of the Cold War
A new book by a University of Melbourne expert explores how the shadow cast by the Cold War continues to shape the foreign policy of successive US presidents.
When the Wall came down
Two scientists, who today are University of Melbourne colleagues, were on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall when it came down 30 years ago. Here they reflect.
The geopolitics of Antarctica
In 1959, countries around the world came together to establish the Antarctic Treaty; a University of Melbourne expert says it came at a time of frosty politics.