Could personal insults trigger war?
University of Melbourne research finds US President Donald Trump's insult trading with North Korea indicates an erratic response to rising nuclear threat levels
The winding road to Yale
University of Melbourne PhD candidate Emma Shortis is the first University of Melbourne student to receive the prestigious Yale Fox International Fellowship.
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
Protest and democracy in Asia
Western-style protests in Asia like those on the Japanese island Okinawa are an example of growing civil society dynamism, says a University of Melbourne expert
Should Australia have a Bill of Rights?
Some argue Australia's legal system needs better human rights protections; a University of Melbourne expert says we can learn from the US Bill of Rights.
Trump and the decline of the virtuous presidency
The Founding Fathers' ideals for the office of President included dignity and virtue; Donald Trump doesn't uphold these, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Donald Trump and the uneasy alliance
The Trump administration's split between Steve Bannon's 'alt-right' and the more moderate Jared Kushner is causing a rift, says a University of Melbourne expert
Australia’s middle-aged suicide rate ‘a cause for alarm’
In the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Angus Deaton discusses why white America is killing itself, and why Australia should heed this warning.
Deaths of despair
In the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Angus Deaton of Princeton University discusses the social crisis facing many white middle-aged Americans.
Twisting the law on the way to the battlefield
How governments contort global and domestic laws to wage war on non-state Islamist forces, and how those forces invoke Islamic law to justify their actions.