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Can it Get Worse? A Look at Recent Developments in Australian Politics

Former diplomat, Cavan Hogue, takes a look at recent developments in Australian Politics, with a special emphasis on foreign policy. [More]
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Can it Get Worse? A Look at Recent Developments in Australian Politics

Former diplomat, Cavan Hogue, takes a look at recent developments in Australian Politics, with a special emphasis on foreign policy.

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When the God Squad Disagrees about Politics

Evangelical Christians have backed numerous right-of-centre, indeed even far-right, contemporary causes, issues, & politicians. Such public commitments could be seen as the antithesis of the Christian message of caring for the vulnerable & needy. We explore the political implications of what it means to be a Christian today. [More]
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When the God Squad Disagrees about Politics

Evangelical Christians have backed numerous right-of-centre, indeed even far-right, contemporary causes, issues, & politicians. Such public commitments could be seen as the antithesis of the Christian

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Understanding the Significance of NATO’s Eastward Expansion

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was established on April 4, 1949, with twelve founding members. By 1982, it had added four more members in Western Europe. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, NATO gradually entered a new period of eastward expansion, incorporating many countries which used to make up the socialist Eastern Bloc. The tiny nation of Montenegro, with a population of fewer than a million people, and with only 1,950 active military personnel, became the... [More]
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Understanding the Significance of NATO’s Eastward Expansion

<p>The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was established on April 4, 1949, with twelve founding members. By 1982, it had added four more members in Western Europe. After the collapse of the Soviet

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Labour in Vain: Does the Party have a Future?

We discuss the future of work in Australia; demographic changes, issues of solidifying inequalities; and the prospects of one, two, three – or more ! - terms of a Coalition government changing the ideological make-up of Australia. What are the prospects now - & in 10-15 years- for serious structural economic reform? And what part, if any, could be played by a Labor Government? [More]
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Labour in Vain: Does the Party have a Future?

We discuss the future of work in Australia; demographic changes, issues of solidifying inequalities; and the prospects of one, two, three – or more ! - terms of a Coalition government changing the

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Yes We Can: The Legacy of President Obama

The 44th President of the US was also the first African – American President. Obama’s relative youth, his inspiring hope for change and his often-soaring rhetoric, led to comparisons with President John F. Kennedy. SUGGESTED READING Obama, Barack, Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama’s Plan to Renew America’s Promise, Three Rivers Press, 2008 Obama, Barack & Michelle, Farewell Speeches, Melville House Publishing, 2017 Obama, Michelle, Becoming, Viking, 2018 [More]
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Yes We Can: The Legacy of President Obama

<p>The 44th President of the US was also the first African – American President. Obama’s relative youth, his inspiring hope for change and his often-soaring rhetoric, led to comparisons with President

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Understanding the US Political System

The US forefathers designed an odd political system, taking what they saw as the best parts of the European republiques and the British Westminster system to create their own hybrid. But did they end up with a good solution? We will look at how it works and why it often doesn’t. [More]
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Understanding the US Political System

The US forefathers designed an odd political system, taking what they saw as the best parts of the European republiques and the British Westminster system to create their own hybrid. But did they end

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The United Nations: A Brief Introduction

The United Nations, founded in 1945, is still the preeminent international institution. In this brief introduction, we will begin with a survey of the history of the UN, from the creation of its precursor organisation (the League of Nations) until today. We will then consider the various ways in which the UN seeks to fulfil the four purposes outlined in its Charter: “to maintain international peace and security”; “to develop friendly relations among nations”; “to achieve... [More]
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The United Nations: A Brief Introduction

<p>The United Nations, founded in 1945, is still the preeminent international institution. In this brief introduction, we will begin with a survey of the history of the UN, from the creation of its

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The World Trade Organisation: A Brief Introduction

The World Trade Organization, founded in 1995, is the world’s leading international trade institution. In this brief introduction, we will begin with a survey of the history of the WTO, from the creation in 1946 of its precursor institution, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), until today. We will then consider the membership, purpose and structures of the WTO, as well as the ways in which politics have shaped the origins, functioning and evolution of this powerful... [More]
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The World Trade Organisation: A Brief Introduction

<p>The World Trade Organization, founded in 1995, is the world’s leading international trade institution. In this brief introduction, we will begin with a survey of the history of the WTO, from the

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Turkish Local Elections: The Fall of Istanbul

After 25 years Islamists lost Istanbul in local elections in April. Although the Islamist AKP won the overall vote in Turkey and more municipalities than the opposition, the loss of Istanbul and Ankara caused them anxiety. Is this the beginning of the end for President Erdoğan and AKP? [More]
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Turkish Local Elections: The Fall of Istanbul

After 25 years Islamists lost Istanbul in local elections in April. Although the Islamist AKP won the overall vote in Turkey and more municipalities than the opposition, the loss of Istanbul and

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The European Union: A Brief Introduction

The European Union, founded in 1993, is Europe’s leading international institution. In this brief introduction, we will begin with a survey of the history of the EU, from the creation in 1950 of the European Coal and Steel Community until today. We will then consider the membership, purpose and structures of the EU, as well as the ways in which politics continue to influence the functioning and development of this powerful but controversial body. We will conclude with an... [More]
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The European Union: A Brief Introduction

<p>The European Union, founded in 1993, is Europe’s leading international institution. In this brief introduction, we will begin with a survey of the history of the EU, from the creation in 1950 of

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