Daniel Flitton THIS is a return to the big picture. Grand sweeping visions of Australia's place in Asia was a hallmark of the Keating era, but economic turmoil in the late 1990s — and John Howard's favour of...
Peter Hartcher What do slavery, wife beating and child labour have in common? All were once mainstream practices in Western countries. Today, they are unacceptable violations of rights.
Cosima Marriner If you're not from Brisbane, or you don't spend some time living there, it's hard to ''get'' the city.
Tom Switzer What is it about Malcolm Turnbull that enraptures so many people?
Phillip Coorey Some weeks ago, Kevin Rudd accepted an invitation to join Bob Hawke and Bob Carr at Darling Harbour yesterday to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic ties between China and Australia.
Michelle Grattan The government's white paper on the Asian century is released today. We ignore it at our peril.
Matt Wade There's a danger that the words of the Asian Century white paper somehow become a substitute for action. But Australia doesn't have time to lose.
Ian Porter Don't be too quick to begrudge our struggling car industry its millions in government assistance - the benefits are felt throughout the entire economy.
Peter Hartcher It was only seven months ago that Barack Obama and Julia Gillard stood together to jubilantly announce a permanent new deployment of US Marines to Darwin.
Peter Hartcher China's incoming president, Xi Jinping, will take power formally in three weeks, yet he's given no public hint of his plans.
Tom Switzer 'This hero of war,' declared President Obama, 'became a champion of peace.'
Adam Lockyer For the past half century, the United States has maintained a military that was capable of fighting two large wars while also being flexible enough to scale down to deal with low and medium-level...
Hugh White Foreign policy has been invisible in the US election campaign, and that will not change when Mitt Romney travels overseas next week.
Katharine Murphy Abbott has today raised explicitly the idea that China should embark on political reform.
John Menadue Our deep-rooted fear of Asia undermines our commitment to engage with the region.
John Lee Much has been made in recent days of the supposed risk of permitting a second casino licence for Sydney at Barangaroo. In reality, it's much ado about nothing.
Tom Switzer American power is past its zenith, and even Nixon saw it coming.
Ross Gittins When governments make grand policy unveilings, as Julia Gillard has with her white paper on the Asian Century, it's terribly tempting for people in jobs like mine to sit back and criticise.
Andrew Hewett Buried in the government's Australia in the Asian Century white paper is a different story to that presented in the headlines.
Rohini Kappadath If we are to be successful in Asia, we need to learn to do business 'the Asian way'.