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Friday 24 Mar 2017 | 16:34 | SYDNEY
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16 Mar 2017 10:56

The global economy: Surviving Trump just fine

Whatever may be happening to the global security system, the global economy is growing, prospering, and is every day more closely integrated.

23 Mar 2017 17:06

Finally, good news for the European Union

Three major recent developments appear to indicate that the EU, at long last, is on the up again: solid growth in the EU; the populist wave apparently cresting with Brexit and the Trump Administration; and it migration appearing to be manageable without totally wrecking 'Schengen',...

23 Mar 2017 11:47

Getting the juice to flow in Afghanistan's private sector

It is widely acknowledged that private sector growth is essential to increasing the amount and variety of economic opportunities in any given society. In fragile economies such as Afghanistan, private sector development plays an essential role in recovery and progress, providing livelihoods and...

23 Mar 2017 10:47

Is Australia violating the Non-Proliferation Treaty?

On 27 March, most of the world’s nations will begin work on a UN treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. This will be the first time in more than two decades that multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations have taken place. Australia, regrettably, will not be represented. It announced last month...