Is dual citizenship Australia’s Russian meddling?

Foreign influence is a question liberal democracies are being forced to address in the digital age.


Why Macron’s France will be the most powerful since World War II

France and its new President, Emmanuel Macron, have inherited a good chunk of the reliance of their numerous allies to maintain global peace and security. It probably wasn’t what the newcomer head of government was looking to win when he ran as an outside chance, almost a protest candidate, in France’s presidential race, but in 2016, the shift began with a series of political upsets, unpredictable elections, and destabilising forces, to what has now emerged as a new era for France on the world stage.

Poland not doing itself any favours

  This week, the Government of Poland made themselves outliers as the only European Union Member State not to back Donald Tusk for a second term as President of the EU Council. Poland’s right-wing government are political rivals of Tusk’s in domestic politics.   But the remaining 27 states swiftly overwhelmed Poland’s objections, which centred…

Opinion: Bishop should face Australia’s record with International Law

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned China that it must respect international law, following the state’s rejection of the Phillipines arbitration case over its claims in the South China Sea. ‘While we take no position on competing claims in the South China Sea, Australia’s commitment to freedom of navigation and overflight consistent with international…