Australian Economy

The Big Con

After the mining boom and decades of economic growth, how can Australia be broke? Australia just experienced one of the biggest mining booms in world history. But even at the

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Maria Butina & David Keene from the NRA
US Politics

Russia and the far right’s cozy affair

Another excellent article by E.J.Dionne from the Washington Post: The links among Vladimir Putin, President Trump, and segments of both the Republican Party and the American conservative movement seem bizarre.

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Climate Change

What’s behind the extreme heat

Europe’s heatwave has brought a savage summer. In Australia we know about sweltering summer heat. We all remember the images of burned koala paws, collapsing tennis players and, far more seriously, the tragic events

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Global Economy

Dictators without borders

Each of the five Central Asian states, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan is home to consolidated authoritarian regimes and poorly governed states. After more than two decades of independence

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Global Economy

The rise of the Kleptocracy

In Western countries, large scale corruption is often seen as a problem of other places. But corruption in countries in Asia and Africa depends on a network of professional intermediaries

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