Friday 28 Oct 2016 | 7:33am | SYDNEY
Long reads
16 Sep 2016 16:25

'Alternativlos'? The future of Angela Merkel'’s chancellorship

Over eleven years as chancellor, Merkel has attained a seemingly unchallengeable supremacy; yet speculation about her future has simmered over the past few months. Could we be about to witness the re-emergence of the 'alternative'?

26 Oct 2016 16:34

Asia Pacific links: Cancel APEC in PNG, dengue fever outbreak and more

By Harriet Smith, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program The opposition leader in PNG has called for the country to cancel hosting the 2018 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit because it cannot afford it. The country is bringing in three large cruise ships to accommodate visitors...

25 Oct 2016 16:38

Two great reads on Trumpism

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibi penned an essay a week ago about the Trump phenomenon, which builds to a stirring close: Trump's shocking rise and spectacular fall have been a singular disaster for U.S. politics. Built up in the press as the American Hitler, he was unmasked in the end as a pathetic...

25 Oct 2016 16:10

How afraid should Hollywood be of Wang Jianlin?

Dalian Wanda’s Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man and owner of Wanda group, is close to finalising a deal which would give him control of Hollywood’s Dick Clark productions, valued at $US1 billion. Fear has spread throughout Hollywood that China’s propaganda machine is coming to Tinseltown. But how...

25 Oct 2016 15:31

Trumpism in Europe

Trump clones and displays of Trumpism-fever by otherwise respectable politicians have become common in Europe. Much as a landslide for Hillary Clinton on 8 November would be the best put down of Donald Trump, the first line of defence in Europe would be elections that end in comprehensive defeat of...

25 Oct 2016 15:19

What the Heck is going on in Nevada?

Would-be Republican Senator Joe Heck hasn't had a great couple of weeks. His lead over former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, Heck's rival for the Senate seat to be vacated by Democrat leader Harry Reid (described by the Weekly Standard as 'one of the meanest and shrewdest...