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.
The Arab revolutions continue. Sandra Bloodworth looks at the danger of counter-revolution and discusses the political questions and challenges for the left posed by these momentous events.
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.
Patrick Weiniger replies to Sam King’s article on imperialism in Marxist Left Review 8.
Omar Hassan confronts the myth that the Assad dynasty in Syria was ever socialist or anti-imperialist.
Michael Karadjis answer the “comic-book view widely expressed in tabloid journals of the mainstream, left and right", that alleges the Syrian rebellion against the dictatorship of Bashar Assad is a conspiracy of incompatible forces.
Palestinian intellectual and author Toufic Haddad speaks about the state of Palestinian politics in the context of an inspiring new round of popular resistance.
Tom Bramble analyses the changing dynamics of the Trump presidency.
Omar Hassan outlines a materialist explanation of sectarian conflict in the Middle East, arguing that true social liberation is bound up with the abolition of capitalism in the region.
In this wide-ranging interview, Gilbert Achcar explores the issues raised by the inspirational return of revolution to the Middle East and North Africa.
Shomi Yoon reviews a new work on the rich history of working class anti-war activism in Japan during World War 2.
Robert Bollard looks at the history of the crisis in former Yugoslavia.
David Glanz documents the sordid history of Australian imperialism in the South Pacific.
Tom O'Lincoln examines the politics of an influential Latin American revolutionary, Jose Mariátegui.
In this fascinating survey of politics in Iran, Shiva Tabari and Darren Roso put forward a revolutionary perspective for class struggle and socialist organising in a highly charged and challenging situation.
Diane Fields analyses the new contours of imperialism after the fall of the USSR.
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.
In this fascinating piece, Janey Stone surveys the response of Israelis and Palestinians to the first Gulf war, and how it set the scene for the coming Oslo accords.
Sandra Bloodworth critiques the failures of Arab nationalism, putting a case for a socialist strategy for working class self-emancipation in the region.
Mick Armstrong looks at the impact of World War I on the class struggle in Australia.
Anne Picot provides a history of the Australian anti-war movement of the 1960s.
Ryan Stanton reviews Alan Wood's recent book, a Marxist analysis of World War I.
Tom Bramble analyses the approach the Biden administration is taking to the new cold war between the US and China.
Tom Bramble examines Australia's aggressive role in the growing imperialist competition in the Indo-Pacific and argues that the left must oppose Australia’s involvement in the US-led war drive.
Omar Hassan explores the social and political ramifications of inflation and rising interest rates, growing geopolitical instability and the prospects for working-class resistance.
Tess Lee Ack looks back at the workers’ uprising in June 1953, the first challenge to the Stalinist monolith in Eastern Europe.
Mick Armstrong traces the development of debates on war and militarism in the socialist movement in the lead-up to World War I.
This 2002 article by Mostafa Omar provides important background for understanding Israel's genocidal war on Palestine, and the political limitations of the organisations that claimed to stand for Palestinian liberation.