Jul 10, 2013

Paradox of Egyptian democracy

Mohamed Morsi and his camp certainly erred and were not inclusive, but their martyrdom has dealt a big setback to the cause of democracy and the rule of law in Egypt.

Jul 2, 2013

Can Rudd resurrect Labor?

Even by the standards of a sports-mad country in which politics is a blood-sport, the events leading to the comeback of Kevin Rudd have been extraordinary.

May 22, 2013

Substitute question marks for exclamation marks

A terrible tragedy is unfolding in (fill in the name of your favorite trouble spot). Something must be done. This (choose from sending troops, air strikes, enforcing a no fly zone, arming rebels) is something. Therefore it must be done. Such is what passes ...

Mar 26, 2013

Nuclear agenda out of play

In 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama outlined a vision of a world freed of the threat of nuclear weapons, however, disappointingly little progress has been made in the ensuing four years.

Mar 15, 2013

Leaders we can trust again

Leaders with a compelling vision whom we can trust again could turn back the tide of public cynicism in democratic governance. But where are they