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Long reads
21 Feb 2017 17:29

Facebook's manifesto: Why the world needs a say

Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a 6000-word manifesto on how Facebook aims to change the way civic society operates around the world.

28 Feb 2017 10:24

Abe's Trump moves: Proactive pragmatism at its finest

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has accomplished what no other foreign leaders has with US President Donald Trump. Not only has he already met him twice — once before and again just after the inauguration — but Trump appears to genuinely like Abe. Of course, the state of US-Japan relations is...

28 Feb 2017 7:10

Why everyone is talking about universal basic incomes

When the Indian Finance Ministry devoted a full chapter of its recent Economic Report to the idea of a universal basic income (UBI), it might seem like revolutionary ‘pie in the sky’ musings, especially as the cost would equal nearly half of India’s budget. But in fact the ministry is just joining...

27 Feb 2017 17:11

Putting energy into foreign policy

Australian foreign policy has often overlooked energy. Yet the global energy system is failing to keep up with the rapid transformations taking place in energy markets. This poses significant risks to Australia’s interests. The Foreign Policy White Paper process presents a timely opportunity for...

27 Feb 2017 15:36

Getting past the awful logic of nuclear weapons

In August last year I wrote on why Australia should support negotiations on a nuclear weapon ban. Subsequently the UN General Assembly voted by a three-to-one majority to convene negotiations on a ban on 27-31 March and 15 June-7 July. The General Assembly will then review progress and decide on...