Tom Bramble looks at the rise of China and considers the conflicts for Australian imperialism: pulled between making the most of China’s booming growth and remaining loyal to the US, which sees China as a potential threat to their imperialist domination.
Tom O'Lincoln argues that Australia's interventions in Asia after World War II were the hallmark of a developing imperialist country determined to dominate the surrounding region.
Vashti Kenway looks at why Australia is so close to Israel.
Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s historical novel Bumi Manusia (This Earth of Mankind) was published by Penguin in 1983. Max Lane, argues it should be read by anyone wanting to understand the history of Indonesia in the late twentieth century.
Sam Pietsch looks at the response of Australian governments, both Liberal and Labor, to the challenge of Indonesian independence in what they regard as their "backyard".
Vashti Kenway challenges the idea that the camps on Manus Island and Nauru are a departure from the norm in Australia, examining the use of concentration camps in Australia from the earliest days of invasion.
David Glanz documents the sordid history of Australian imperialism in the South Pacific.
Phil Griffiths explores the origins and ongoing realities of anti-Japanese bigotry in Australia.
Tom O'Lincoln surveys the history of Australian imperialism, arguing that Australia has independent reasons for maintaining the US alliance, which it uses to dominate and exploit peoples across our region.
Anne Picot provides a history of the Australian anti-war movement of the 1960s.
Sam Pietsch reviews an account of the struggle for independence in West Papua, and the history of Indonesia’s occupation.
Emma Norton reviews Brian Toohey's book about the making of Australia’s security state.
Sam Pietsch reviews a new book analysing Australia’s role as a junior partner of US imperialism and critiquing the “rules-based international order” that serves to legitimate the interests of the US and Australian ruling classes.
Omar Hassan critiques the abysmal performance of the Albanese Labor government so far.
Vinil Kumar explores the little known history of class struggle in Fiji, the Solomon Islands, PNG and Bougainville.