Articles by: "Graeme Dobell"
Malaysia’s great political experiment

Southeast Asia is a wondrous experiment in comparative politics. Perhaps a galactic professor peers down, testing a spectrum of political systems, from the Malay Muslim monarchy of Brunei to the world’s largest Muslim democracy in …

The politics of the pandemic

Just as all politics is local, so Canberra is ever about politics (it’s the whole reason the place was built). Pandemic has smashed into Australia’s capital, remaking the dynamic and direction of politics. Normal politics …

Coexistence or war in the Indo-Pacific

‘A path can be charted between conflict and capitulation. The future is not solely in the hands of an authoritarian China or an unpredictable, self-centred America. In the end, the Indo-Pacific is both a region …

Making the Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific is an idea with a crucial purpose: avoid war. It’s a lot to ask of a geographic construct that barely existed a decade ago. ‘Indo-Pacific’ has shifted from a way to look at …

Big Ben tolls a warning for Australia

Brexit! Brexit? Brexit!&#£? Here is proof of an old Yiddish curse: ‘May you get what you wish for.’ Britain has got its wish: it left the European Union on 31 January. The hard part starts …