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

Feb 7, 2013

Turning China into an enemy

The rise in tensions over disputed claims to islands and rocky outcrops in the South China Sea has the potential to harm the interests of Australia.

Jan 12, 2013

Failures of governance spawned the rape crisis

The shock waves from the pack-rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi continue to reverberate in India and around the world. The pathology of rape is not rooted in local culture. A nation does not rise in collective revulsion at normal ...

Dec 19, 2012

Boxed in, Japan swings right

Henry Kissinger once famously remarked that a great power does not retreat forever. This is a particularly apt comment on China’s and South Korea’s contributions to the outcome of last weekend’s elections in Japan. The domestic causes and consequences of the massive swing back ...

Sep 24, 2012

Leadership for a nuclear weapons-free world

In a world beset by many grave problems that threaten to unleash a perfect storm at short notice, many people bemoan the dearth of responsible and high-quality leadership to point the way forward to a more prosperous, peaceful and just future. Yesterday’s leaders may ...