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  • 15 Jul 2019 14:00

    Pakistan on the brink of civil dictatorship

    Imran Khan is accused of persecuting political opponents and the media under the guise of an anti-corruption crackdown.

  • 15 Jul 2019 10:00

    ‪ISIS: women’s work?

    The courts should regard crucial domestic, educational and other influences by women in ISIS as terrorist “support”.

  • 15 Jul 2019 06:00

    Remembering the Moonwalk

    It was the moment humans first stepped on another world, yet after the Apollo missions, why haven’t people been back?

Chinese Trade

Decoupling from China: cutting the Gordian Knot

The conviction that the interests of the US and China are fundamentally incompatible is gathering weight in Washington, as a consensus for confrontation with Beijing takes hold. Having progressively raised tariffs against Chinese-made goods, and adopted reports declaring that China’s “economic

China’s cobalt conundrum in Congo

More than half of the cobalt that goes into phone batteries and electric vehicles worldwide – 66,000 of 123,000 tons produced in 2016 – is sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Global demand is expanding rapidly. But lawmakers in Kinshasa have decided to cash in, targeting Western

Xi saves sea slugs on the sea floor

This post is based on Episode 16 of The Little Red Podcast, featuring Kate Barclay and Michael Fabinyi of the University of Technology, Sydney. My first culinary meeting with a sea cucumber - bêche-de-mer or BDM in its processed form - came out of curiosity. After nearly two decades travelling