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Koala summit Leaders meet at the first plenary session at the G20 summit in Brisbane November 15, 2014. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
KOALA SUMMIT: At the Brisbane G20 summit, Australian Prime Minister Tony ‘Shirtfront’ Abbott said: “The thing about the G20 is that it’s large enough to be representative and small enough to be effective.” But is this true? What is the real valu... November 19, 2014 11:30

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Reuters / Kim Kyung-Hoon
World without West

As the world pivots to Asia, China has its own plans for this vast region and the world. Not satisfied with the options of either assimilating itself to...

November 18, 2014 06:00
A local resident outside his house destroyed in the Ukrainian army's artillery attack in Donetsk's Oktyabrsky district. (RIA Novosti/Alexey Kudenko)
Cycle of violence

Ukraine is on tenterhooks. The ceasefire brokered last September to stop Ukraine’s civil war is collapsing. Both sides in this conflict appear to be...

November 14, 2014 11:30
Balloons which were part of the installation 'Lichtgrenze' (Border of Light) are released in Ebertstrasse near Potsdamer Platz in Berlin (Reuters / Thomas Krumenacker)
Cold war replay

Twenty-five years ago the Berlin Wall came tumbling down and with it - we are told - the last moments of the Cold War. Today there is talk of a new Cold War...

November 12, 2014 13:30
US President Barack Obama (AFP Photo?Mandel Ngan)
​Obama the worst?

Barack Obama is the lamest of lame ducks. Being seen as personally responsible for his party's crushing defeat in the midterms, it’s questionable...

November 10, 2014 11:30
U.S. President Barack Obama.(AFP Photo / Mark Wilson)
American duopoly

What is widely deemed as a resounding victory for the GOP and humiliating personal defeat for Barack Obama, this cycle of mid-term elections leave the...

November 08, 2014 06:00
Members of a local electoral commission count ballots in a polling station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on October 26, 2014 (AFP Photo/Genya Savilov)
Legitimacy wars

Vote vs vote - legitimacy vs legitimacy: During the course of a week Ukraine has experienced two election cycles with very different outcomes. One...

November 05, 2014 11:30
Stupid wars

What is Washington's strategy against the Islamic State? Is the Islamic State a creation of the United States? Is the war on terror really a war on Islam?...

November 03, 2014 07:30
Russian President Vladimir Putin (AFP/RIA Novosti)
Who is Mr Putin?

What is Putin’s image in the West? How has Putin evolved since he was elected in 2000? With an approval rating of 88 percent, what is driving his...

November 01, 2014 11:30
RIA Novosti / Maksim Blinov
Oligarchs rule!

Is the West's script being fulfilled in Ukraine? In the wake of elections in Kiev, how many parts of Ukraine now exist? What kind of Ukraine has the...

October 31, 2014 06:00