Summertime in Australia! It’s been a fascinating year and The Interpreter will be publishing a series in the coming fortnight highlighting some of our best articles from 2018.

We’re having a brief holiday starting today across the Christmas and New Year and will dive back in with regular publishing to begin again on 7 January. There will be plenty more on international broadcasting in the Pacific, the run-up to the Australian election, Indonesian election, Indian election, summits, and events. (Wait … what … Jim Mattis has quit …)

To all our readers from across the world, if you’re also getting a break, may it be restful and fun, and for everyone, best wishes for the season from all of us here.