How to rescue free trade in the post-COVID world
Free Trade Agreements are now the ‘poster boy’ of anti-globalisation; a University of Melbourne expert says labour and environmental provisions could help.
The COVID-19 seafarer crisis
COVID-19 has left thousands of seafarers stranded aboard ships leading to a ‘crew change crisis’ that needs urgent action, says a University of Melbourne expert
US trade policy after Trump
A University of Melbourne expert says even after Joe Biden's election, the politicisation of trade policy will continue – as well as American protectionism.
Will COVID-19 end globalisation?
Could COVID-19 end globalisation as we know it? A University of Melbourne expert says history demonstrates the dynamism and resilience of global connections.
A bittersweet history
Sugar has a bitter history of slavery and exploitation, but University of Melbourne researchers say it's also transformed politics and our modern-day diet.
Negotiating trade post-Brexit
Australia will show little nostalgia for the 'old country' in talks on any post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The Indonesia-Australia trade deal: A potential bilateral sandbag
A University of Melbourne expert says the much delayed but now signed Indonesia-Australia trade deal could sandbag the countries' bilateral relationship.
US midterm elections and Trump’s trade agenda: business as usual
President Donald Trump's protectionist 'America First' agenda looks set to continue despite the midterm election results, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Q&A: The great British Brexit
Top resignations over the UK PM's Brexit approach has meant chaos for the government. We ask a University of Melbourne expert what it all means for Brexit?
How did a cockatoo reach 13th century Sicily?
University of Melbourne research has discovered a cockatoo in a 13th century manuscript, revealing the flourishing medieval trade network to Australia's north.