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A double agent who operated for the CIA and the Dutch security service against the Stasi tells his story for the first time.
Five essential reads on Russia’s relationship with Africa.
The United States still sees itself as the world’s one and only superpower… The reality is now quite different: for several years, the country has been undergoing a slow but inevitable decline.
In the excitement, it’s easy to forget the James Webb Space Telescope’s namesake has been the subject of controversy.
US plans to add more combat-ready forces in eastern Europe to send a strong message to Russia.
At a time of geopolitical uncertainty, New Zealand’s government has distinctive reasons for opposing Putin’s Ukraine invasion and expressing public reservations about China’s ambition in the Pacific.
Hugh White warns of a potential war between the US and China, drawing lessons from the first and second world wars to explore how Australia might respond to such a conflict – and where to draw a line.
It has taken less than 11 weeks for the Russia-Ukraine conflict to become the greatest trigger for human displacement in Europe since the entire six years of the Second World War.
In June 1972, the first United Nations conference on the human environment coincided with the release of David Bowie’s iconic Ziggy Stardust album. Both still feel disturbingly relevant today
The US and the Soviet Union are both seen as responsible for the Cold War and presented as manipulating more vulnerable states.
The reasons for the prominence of the Ukraine war in the West are many – and include the Ukrainian government’s strategic efforts to tailor presentations of the conflict for Western sensibilities.
The West’s new approach to Russia – bar it from international organizations, restrict international trade, prevent further military moves – looks just like how it treated Russia in the 20th century.
Russia is raising the stakes with upgraded ballistic missiles and blood-curdling threats from the Kremlin
In 2022 the world is in the midst of another inflection point that few predicted. African countries have history they can draw on to respond.
Four scholars of race, religion and immigration explain how US refugee and asylum policy has long been racially and religiously discriminatory in practice.
Ukrainian fighters are utilizing a maze of tunnels in Mariupol and other key cities. The use of the underground in conflict has a rich history.
Ukraine appeared not to matter much to the US and other Western countries. It wasn’t a vital interest. Russia’s war has redefined Ukraine’s status with the West.
Not all nations have joined in a united front against Russia’s invasion. The conflict and talk of a new Cold War could reignite the nonaligned movement.
Substitute Russia for the Soviet Union and it’s clear why the cult Cold War action movie Red Dawn has found a new fan base nearly 40 years on.