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Donald Trump's new security adviser must learn to master chaos

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Shearer
Australian Financial Review 22nd February, 2017

After just four weeks, the Trump administration finds itself beset by problems, many of them related to national security: the botched executive...

Trump's artless deals will deeply disturb allies after Turnbull call

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Shearer
Australian Financial Review 3rd February, 2017

Tough phone calls between Australian prime ministers and other world leaders are nothing new; I have been present for a number of them. Even when...

Shinzo Abe's visit reminds us what a crucial ally he is to Australia

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Shearer
Australian Financial Review 16th January, 2017

It is doubtful many Australians realise what a consequential leader Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been for Australia. During Abe's first,...

Britian's first post-Brexit PM Theresa May will be tested

Ideas & Liberty | Georgina Downer
Herald Sun 14th July, 2016

Theresa May is Britain's new prime minister. Should we "Keep Calm and Carry On" or hit the panic button? The initial reaction from markets and the...

Brexit is shaping as the EU's swansong

Ideas & Liberty | Georgina Downer
Herald Sun 20th June, 2016

Next Thursday 23 June, British voters will go to the polls to decide whether to remain in the European Union or leave it. Since joining the EU over...

The once-in-a-generation change to our foreign policy

Ideas & Liberty Sydney Morning Herald 13th June, 2016

Great sea changes of foreign-policy opinion are rare in Australian politics, taking place perhaps once in a generation. But there is ample evidence...

Hairy ride ahead for billionaire buffoon Donald Trump

Ideas & Liberty The Australian 7th April, 2016

The Republican presidential race continues to fascinate and horrify the wider world. What we are witnessing here is the political equivalent of a...

UN sustainable development goals won't help the poor

Ideas & Liberty | Peter Gregory
The Ethics Centre 6th October, 2015

The UN ratified its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a month ago. $US2.5 trillion of foreign aid spending between 2015 and 2030 will be devoted...

Robert Conquest: Cold Warrior who revealed Stalin's brutality

Ideas & Liberty The Australian 6th August, 2015

Robert Conquest dared to tell the truth about Stalin's crimes when few intellectuals would listen. There are those whose memory fades with time....

Why should we join another development bank?

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 31st March, 2015

Over the weekend Australia announced it will be part of the initial negotiations on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The AIIB is a...