Tuesday 26 Mar 2019 | 05:31 | SYDNEY
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  • 25 Mar 2019 15:00

    The Mueller illusion

    What the long investigation has really exposed is more of the same old politics at play.

  • 25 Mar 2019 13:30

    Film Review: The Wandering Earth

    The film makes us think about the way in which civilisational differences can lead to new forms of artistic expression.

  • 25 Mar 2019 10:00

    Reset required for DFAT-AusAID integration

    The promised magic to align aid with interests hasn’t actually materialised as power has shifted from the old aid club.

Chinese Trade

Decoupling from China: cutting the Gordian Knot

The conviction that the interests of the US and China are fundamentally incompatible is gathering weight in Washington, as a consensus for confrontation with Beijing takes hold. Having progressively raised tariffs against Chinese-made goods, and adopted reports declaring that China’s “economic

China’s cobalt conundrum in Congo

More than half of the cobalt that goes into phone batteries and electric vehicles worldwide – 66,000 of 123,000 tons produced in 2016 – is sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Global demand is expanding rapidly. But lawmakers in Kinshasa have decided to cash in, targeting Western

Xi saves sea slugs on the sea floor

This post is based on Episode 16 of The Little Red Podcast, featuring Kate Barclay and Michael Fabinyi of the University of Technology, Sydney. My first culinary meeting with a sea cucumber - bêche-de-mer or BDM in its processed form - came out of curiosity. After nearly two decades travelling