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.


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…

Australia and the World – guest series post by W. Hebblewhite

I don’t come to this series with any background in Law or International Relations, my interests are more in theoretical speculation of Philosophy rather than the practicability of the former. As such, this post which purports to discuss Australia from both its political and international politics may seem at times highly theoretical. What I write…