Who Needs a Coronavirus Quarantine When You Can Party in Thailand?
Australian universities are so dependent on money from Chinese students that they’re helping them circumvent travel bans and quarantines. The United States shows a better way.
Our Top Weekend Reads
Australia’s climate denialist media, a pro-independence mandate in Taiwan, and power-sharing returns to Northern Ireland.
Australians Are Ready to Break Out of the Cycle of Climate Change Denial
Catastrophic fires make it hard for media to stick to old narratives.
China’s Reach Tests the Pacific’s Fragile Island Democracies
The United States and Australia must work together to support Pacific states.
China’s Youth Are Trapped in the Cult of Nationalism
Dreams of liberalization have clashed against the reality of successful propaganda.
How War Traumatizes the Victims and the Perpetrators
On the podcast: A new film explores the experience of Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.
Universities Are Turning a Blind Eye to Chinese Bullies
Mainland thuggery against Hong Kongers is being extended to foreign campuses.
Pacific Tour Tests New Pentagon Chief
Mark Esper sets out to persuade U.S. allies in Asia that the United States has their back.
Trump’s Attack on Asylum-Seekers Was Made in Australia
The Australian government has spent the past two decades making it harder to claim asylum and detaining legitimate refugees far from its borders. Now Trump is trying to import Canberra’s draconian approach.
Australia Is Undermining the Freedom of Its Press
A raid on the national broadcaster is a sign of how the recently reelected conservative government intends to rule.
China’s Rebel Cartoonist Unmasks
Badiucao's work has brought him praise from critics — and threats from Beijing.
Chinese Australians Are Not a Fifth Column
As tensions grow and Beijing seeks closer ties with the Chinese diaspora, Australians are becoming increasingly—and unnecessarily—suspicious of their fellow citizens.
Europe Is Ripe for a Return to Establishment Politics
Anti-migration parties may become victims of their own success.
Scott Morrison Won Australia’s Election Against All Odds. It Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise.
The Australian Labor Party made the same mistakes that have led to failure for center-left leaders across the globe—and the right is reaping the benefits.