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After Queen’s Passing, Australia Debates How to Move on From Colonial Wrongs
September 16, 2022

After Queen’s Passing, Australia Debates How to Move on From Colonial Wrongs

By Dechlan Brennan
In addition to the perennial debate over becoming a republic, Australia is also considering adding an Indigenous voice to Parliament.

Can You Separate the Monarch from the Colonial, or Rather, Should You?
September 15, 2022

Can You Separate the Monarch from the Colonial, or Rather, Should You?

By Ryan Mitra
India’s decision to fly its flag at half-mast for Queen Elizabeth, someone who was also a colonial ruler until her last breath, is antithetical to the country’s post-1947 identity.
Australian PM Defends Ban on Parliament Due to Royal’s Death
September 13, 2022

Australian PM Defends Ban on Parliament Due to Royal’s Death

By Rod McGuirk
Albanese wants an Australian president to replace the British monarch as the nation’s head of state. But he has brushed off questions about creating an Australian republic since the queen’s death.

New Light Shed on Australia’s Greatest Constitutional Crisis
July 17, 2020

New Light Shed on Australia’s Greatest Constitutional Crisis

By Joshua Mcdonald
In 1975, the Australian Governor-General dismissed Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and birthed a flurry of conspiracy theories.

How to Save China-UK Relations
October 20, 2014

How to Save China-UK Relations

By Kerry Brown
It will take more imagination and more passion to unlock the potential of U.K.-China relations.

No, Monarchies Don’t Make Sense in the 21st Century
July 16, 2014

No, Monarchies Don’t Make Sense in the 21st Century

By Omer Aziz
Power by inheritance is illogical, and very much out of place in the modern era.

The Brutal Pragmatism of China-UK Ties
June 23, 2014

The Brutal Pragmatism of China-UK Ties

By Kerry Brown
Li Keqiang's visit suggests that the U.K. needs a new model for conceptualizing its relationship with China.
Jammin’ in the Jungle: An “Elephant Orchestra” Performs in Thailand
November 14, 2013

Jammin’ in the Jungle: An “Elephant Orchestra” Performs in Thailand

Also: Drug-resistant malaria spreading in Southeast Asia, royal condolences for Haiyan victims

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