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Monday 24 Apr 2017 | 05:43 | SYDNEY
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07 Apr 2017 10:25

Currents of disruption: Not just a new world order, but a new world

The challenges are tectonic and technological. When and if they are spent, they will leave us with a new world beyond the realms of current-day perception. Four such disruptive developments are most noteworthy.

21 Apr 2017 12:41

Jakarta election result spells trouble for Jokowi and Indonesia

The heavy loss of incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama to former education minister Anies Baswedan signals rising intolerance and demonstrates the influence of hard-line Muslim groups in Indonesia, spelling trouble for President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and moderate Indonesians of...

21 Apr 2017 10:17

UK elections: A May day in June

After promising repeatedly there would be no early election, Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap poll for 8 June, ostensibly to secure an electoral endorsement for the UK's Brexit negotiating position. May argues she needs the clear backing of British voters to stop other parties...

21 Apr 2017 8:30

Trump is not serious about dealing with North Korea

Call me an optimist, but I think war on the Korean Peninsula is very unlikely. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the Trump Administration’s bellicose and amateurish antics over the issue are undermining America’s strategic credibility, while doing nothing to prevent North Korea building a...

20 Apr 2017 15:41

May’s mandate could make the difference in EU talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May shocked the nation when she announced on Tuesday that a general election would be held on 8 June, not least because May herself repeatedly made it plain that Britain wouldn't have an election before 2020, when the fixed term of the parliament elected in 2015 would...