Bringing the ABC back home

In the online age, every national broadcaster is an international broadcaster, writes Jock Given. So it’s strange to find that the government wants to restrict the ABC’s focus

16 May 14 | Comments (0)

A hard landing for the ABC’s version of soft diplomacy

Cutting funding attacks the ABC’s international role via the back door, argues Rodney Tiffen

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In the frontline of the war against boredom

Andrew Dodd reviews Bob Carr’s absorbing and occasionally disturbing account of eighteen months as foreign minister

24 Apr 14 | Comments (0)

Tony Abbott’s win attracted little interest among Beijingers. Does it matter?

The contrast with Kevin Rudd couldn’t be starker, yet the Anglophile PM might have a certain edge, writes James Leibold in Beijing

02 Oct 13 | Comments (0)

Military injustices

Fergal Davis reviews a vivid account of the human cost of the Guantanamo Bay trials

24 Jun 13 | Comments (0)

Imbalance of power

Despite the cuts, the United States will remain the world’s military giant for the foreseeable future, writes Andy Butfoy

05 Apr 13 | Comments (0)

Japan’s paradoxical shift to the right

A nationalist troika formed in the run-up to this month’s Japanese election poses challenges for the region, writes Tessa Morris-Suzuki

06 Dec 12 | Comments (3)

The diplomat who read Dostoyevsky

Tormented by self-doubt, regretting missed opportunities, George Kennan helped shape the postwar world, writes Graeme Dobell

08 Feb 12 | Comments (0)