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Global Truths

One issue in global politics explained each week, so you understand what’s really going on, why it’s happening and what’s likely to happen next.

Dr Keith Suter is Australia's leading media commentator on global affairs and geo-politics. This series gives you the global truths in straightforward and short episodes.

Episodes

The rise of Russia
The rise of Russia
Does Putin have Trump over a barrel? As investigations into the US President and Russia continue, Dr Keith discusses the turbulent history between America and Russia and why Trump seems so set on distilling the hostility between the two countries.
Does Putin have Trump over a barrel? As investigations into the US President and Russia continue, Dr Keith discusses the turbulent history between America and Russia and why Trump seems so set on distilling the hostility between the two...
Date:
17 January 2019
Slave trade - alive and well
Slave trade - alive and well
Slavery unfortunately still exists in many forms around the world – yes, even here in Australia. Dr Keith Suter chairs the Australian Anti-Slavery Society and discusses how the exploitation of workers has evolved over the years, common misconceptions about slavery and how we can put an end to it.
Slavery unfortunately still exists in many forms around the world – yes, even here in Australia. Dr Keith Suter chairs the Australian Anti-Slavery Society and discusses how the exploitation of workers has evolved over the years, common...
Date:
10 January 2019
Global ageing crisis
Global ageing crisis
The World Economic Forum calls it the financial equivalent to climate change. Dr Keith Suter discusses the looming ageing crisis we can’t continue to ignore. People in Australia and around the world are living longer lives than ever before - but how will we fund our newfound longevity?
The World Economic Forum calls it the financial equivalent to climate change. Dr Keith Suter discusses the looming ageing crisis we can’t continue to ignore. People in Australia and around the world are living longer lives than ever before...
Date:
3 January 2019
Most dangerous country in the world
Most dangerous country in the world
When former C.I.A official Michael Morell named Pakistan as the most dangerous country in the world, it came as a surprise to many. Dr Keith Suter explains why, with a rapidly growing population, high unemployment rate, nuclear weapon possession and a military that calls the shots, Pakistan may soon prove a threat not only to itself but the rest of the world, too.
When former C.I.A official Michael Morell named Pakistan as the most dangerous country in the world, it came as a surprise to many. Dr Keith Suter explains why, with a rapidly growing population, high unemployment rate, nuclear weapon possession...
Date:
27 December 2018
Islam 101
Islam 101
It's 1300 years old but many misconceptions still exist about the youngest of the old religions. Dr Keith Suter sheds light on the birth of Islam, the Sunni-Shia divide across the Middle East and the similarities between Christianity, Judaism and Islam. If you are experiencing a personal crisis, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
It's 1300 years old but many misconceptions still exist about the youngest of the old religions. Dr Keith Suter sheds light on the birth of Islam, the Sunni-Shia divide across the Middle East and the similarities between Christianity,...
Date:
20 December 2018
The evolution of human rights
The evolution of human rights
With the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights taking place this week, Dr Keith Suter discusses how the revolutionary mechanism for the protection of human rights came about and how what constitutes as human rights has evolved over the decades.
Date:
13 December 2018
The rise of white supremacy
The rise of white supremacy
Alarming research shows that if you’re living in America, you’re more likely to be killed by a white, right wing, terrorist than you are by an Islamic terrorist. So why is the issue of white extremism being ignored in the White House? Dr Keith Suter discusses the upsurge of white supremacy and the problems it’s posing in the United States.
Alarming research shows that if you’re living in America, you’re more likely to be killed by a white, right wing, terrorist than you are by an Islamic terrorist. So why is the issue of white extremism being ignored in the White House? Dr...
Date:
6 December 2018
The environmental warning we all ignored
The environmental warning we all ignored
It could be a Dan Brown novel. Back from the Club of Rome conference held deep in the confines of the Vatican, Dr Keith Suter explains how 50 years ago, the organisation uncovered eerily accurate information about how the planet could be impacted by the high rate of economic growth, resource depletion and environmental destruction.
It could be a Dan Brown novel. Back from the Club of Rome conference held deep in the confines of the Vatican, Dr Keith Suter explains how 50 years ago, the organisation uncovered eerily accurate information about how the planet could be...
Date:
29 November 2018
Viganò Vatican scandal
Viganò Vatican scandal
He's fled the Vatican and now, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is calling for Pope Francis to resign, accusing the leader of covering up cases of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. Fresh off the plane from Rome, Dr Keith Suter discusses the explosive report written by the Archbishop and whether the Catholic Church can repair their reputation.
He's fled the Vatican and now, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is calling for Pope Francis to resign, accusing the leader of covering up cases of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. Fresh off the plane from Rome, Dr Keith Suter...
Date:
22 November 2018
The rise of the authoritarian leader
The rise of the authoritarian leader
Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro may have won voters over with his promise to clean up corruption but many have voiced concerns over the former army captain's hard line policies and past declaration of being "in favour" of dictatorships. Dr Keith Suter discusses what this election result means for the future of the fifth largest country in the world and why authoritarian leadership is on the rise, right around the globe.
Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro may have won voters over with his promise to clean up corruption but many have voiced concerns over the former army captain's hard line policies and past declaration of being "in favour"...
Date:
15 November 2018
How does the US Constitution work?
How does the US Constitution work?
As the midterm elections made news this week, so did Trump’s threat to remove the 14th Amendment and put an end to birth right citizenship in the United States. Dr. Keith Suter explains how the US Constitution came about, how it functions in comparison to the Australian system and whether Trump really has the power to change one of the most remarkable documents in the world.
As the midterm elections made news this week, so did Trump’s threat to remove the 14th Amendment and put an end to birth right citizenship in the United States. Dr. Keith Suter explains how the US Constitution came about, how it functions...
Date:
8 November 2018
US-Russia arms race threat
US-Russia arms race threat
The EU has warned Trump that his recent announcement to walk away from a longstanding disarmament deal with Russia, could cause a nuclear arms race between the Cold War states. Dr Keith Suter explains why the US wants to break from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), how Russia is reacting to the news and why neither side can afford to go ahead with a dramatic increase in military expenditure.
The EU has warned Trump that his recent announcement to walk away from a longstanding disarmament deal with Russia, could cause a nuclear arms race between the Cold War states. Dr Keith Suter explains why the US wants to break from the...
Date:
31 October 2018
Khashoggi’s brutal murder
Khashoggi’s brutal murder
Trump has called it “one of the worst in the history of cover ups”. And now, Saudi Arabia has admitted that the murder of dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was “premeditated.” Dr Keith Suter sheds light on why Khashoggi was killed, who’s behind it - and how they got the cover up so wrong.
Trump has called it “one of the worst in the history of cover ups”. And now, Saudi Arabia has admitted that the murder of dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was “premeditated.” Dr Keith Suter sheds light on why Khashoggi was killed,...
Date:
25 October 2018
China's controversial Social Credit System
China's controversial Social Credit System
From facial recognition technology, to creating a cashless society and issuing social credit points for good (and bad) behaviour, every citizen in China will be completely monitored by 2020. So, is it spying - or just good sense in the digital age? Dr Keith Suter breaks down how the Social Credit System works, who it affects and how the government is justifying the move to its people.
From facial recognition technology, to creating a cashless society and issuing social credit points for good (and bad) behaviour, every citizen in China will be completely monitored by 2020. So, is it spying - or just good sense in the...
Date:
18 October 2018
The man who put Trump in power
The man who put Trump in power
The US President’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has steered clear of publicity throughout his political career. Now, he’s embracing the limelight – but why? Dr Keith Suter explains how Bannon helped Trump score the top job and why is he’s still trying to ingratiate himself with the White House, despite being dismissed earlier this year.
Date:
11 October 2018
Trump laughed at by UN
Trump laughed at by UN
In an unprecedented event, the US President was laughed by UN members during the annual General Assembly this week, after declaring his government has achieved more in 2 years than almost any other administration in history. Dr Keith Suter discusses why this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Trump’s troubled administration, plus sheds light on reports that senior government officials are working towards removing the president from office.
In an unprecedented event, the US President was laughed by UN members during the annual General Assembly this week, after declaring his government has achieved more in 2 years than almost any other administration in history. Dr Keith Suter...
Date:
4 October 2018
Russia and China join forces
Russia and China join forces
As aspiring global powers, Russia and China, strengthen security ties amid tensions with the US, Dr Keith Suter discusses the history of suspicion and invasion between the two countries, and the factors that have led to their marriage of convenience.
As aspiring global powers, Russia and China, strengthen security ties amid tensions with the US, Dr Keith Suter discusses the history of suspicion and invasion between the two countries, and the factors that have led to their marriage of...
Date:
27 September 2018
US threatens ICC with sanctions
US threatens ICC with sanctions
Trump’s top national security adviser, John Bolton is threatening to block the International Criminal Court (ICC) from questioning American and Israeli soldiers for alleged war crimes. Dr Keith Suter explains how the ICC came about and why - if the court goes ahead with its planned prosecutions - the Americans won’t be playing ball.
Trump’s top national security adviser, John Bolton is threatening to block the International Criminal Court (ICC) from questioning American and Israeli soldiers for alleged war crimes. Dr Keith Suter explains how the ICC came about and...
Date:
20 September 2018
Turkey-US trade war
Turkey-US trade war
Is another global financial crisis on the cards? As Trump punishes Turkey with trade sanctions, putting pressure on President Erdogan to release imprisoned Presbyterian Pastor Andrew Brunson, Dr Keith Suter explains the implications the decision could have on the global economy and NATO relations.
Is another global financial crisis on the cards? As Trump punishes Turkey with trade sanctions, putting pressure on President Erdogan to release imprisoned Presbyterian Pastor Andrew Brunson, Dr Keith Suter explains the implications the...
Date:
6 September 2018
US midterm election issues
US midterm election issues
Controversies and concerns surrounding the US Midterm elections. Dr.Keith Suter explores the history behind the US Midterm elections and the potential for interference and manipulation when it comes to the results.
Controversies and concerns surrounding the US Midterm elections. Dr.Keith Suter explores the history behind the US Midterm elections and the potential for interference and manipulation when it comes to the results.
Date:
30 August 2018
Afghanistan at breaking point
Afghanistan at breaking point
Following the Taliban’s deadly attack in Afghanistan this week, Dr Keith Suter deconstructs the many years of conflict between the fundamentalist group, Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, and explains why the USA’s strategy in the Middle East is destined to fail.
Following the Taliban’s deadly attack in Afghanistan this week, Dr Keith Suter deconstructs the many years of conflict between the fundamentalist group, Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, and explains why the USA’s strategy in the Middle East...
Date:
16 August 2018
How has Putin shaped Russia?
How has Putin shaped Russia?
Since first becoming Prime Minister in 1999, Vladimir Putin has maintained power for nearly two decades – a remarkable feat for any politician. Dr Keith Suter sheds light on Putin’s rise to power, how he’s lasted the test of time and why soon, we may see the re-emergence of Russia as a key international player.
Since first becoming Prime Minister in 1999, Vladimir Putin has maintained power for nearly two decades – a remarkable feat for any politician. Dr Keith Suter sheds light on Putin’s rise to power, how he’s lasted the test of time and why...
Date:
9 August 2018
Duterte’s fight against corruption
Duterte’s fight against corruption
Following his controversial war against drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte is now ordering a crackdown on corruption. Dr Keith Suter discusses Duterte’s controversial rise to power and whether he’ll succeed in finally restoring law and order in the Phillipines.
Following his controversial war against drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte is now ordering a crackdown on corruption. Dr Keith Suter discusses Duterte’s controversial rise to power and whether he’ll succeed in finally restoring law and order...
Date:
2 August 2018
Trump and Putin’s relationship explained
Trump and Putin’s relationship explained
Trump is making headlines again following his recent and highly criticised meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Dr Keith Suter provides insight into why Trump may have insisted on meeting Putin in private, whether Russia has leverage over the US President and how the series of investigations surrounding Trump could be just the tip of the iceberg.
Trump is making headlines again following his recent and highly criticised meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Dr Keith Suter provides insight into why Trump may have insisted on meeting Putin in private, whether Russia has leverage...
Date:
26 July 2018
The evolution of spying
The evolution of spying
The shift from human intelligence to electronic intelligence. Dr.Keith Suter discusses the evolution of spying, Ian Fleming's motive for writing the James Bond books and Pine Gap, the second most important spy base in the world, which is located in Central Australia.
The shift from human intelligence to electronic intelligence. Dr.Keith Suter discusses the evolution of spying, Ian Fleming's motive for writing the James Bond books and Pine Gap, the second most important spy base in the world, which...
Date:
12 July 2018
The rise of populist governments
The rise of populist governments
What is populism and why are people suspicious of it? With the election of left-wing populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico, Dr.Keith Suter looks at the history of populism and what the recent rise in populism tells us about the concerns of the people in these areas.
Date:
5 July 2018
Why is Trump meeting Putin?
Why is Trump meeting Putin?
Will Trump reduce sanctions against Russia? As US allies in Europe nervously await the upcoming Helsinki summit, Dr Keith Suter discusses what Donald Trump’s motivations for meeting Vladimir Putin could be, the extent to which he may be indebted to Russia and the historically tenuous relationship between the two countries.
Will Trump reduce sanctions against Russia? As US allies in Europe nervously await the upcoming Helsinki summit, Dr Keith Suter discusses what Donald Trump’s motivations for meeting Vladimir Putin could be, the extent to which he may be...
Date:
28 June 2018
US-Mexico border crisis
US-Mexico border crisis
Images of Mexican children crying for their parents and locked in cages upon arrival in America have caused an uproar right around the world. Dr Keith sheds light on why Donald Trump is finally backing down on his strategy to separate families at the border, the practicalities of building a wall and why so many flee their country for what they hope will be a better life.
Images of Mexican children crying for their parents and locked in cages upon arrival in America have caused an uproar right around the world. Dr Keith sheds light on why Donald Trump is finally backing down on his strategy to separate families...
Date:
21 June 2018
Brexit negotiation breakdown
Brexit negotiation breakdown
Can Theresa May get Britain out of the EU unscathed? As the Prime Minister faces backlash this week over Brexit negotiations, Dr Keith Suter explains how the purpose of the European Union has evolved and the implications of Britain leaving it.
Can Theresa May get Britain out of the EU unscathed? As the Prime Minister faces backlash this week over Brexit negotiations, Dr Keith Suter explains how the purpose of the European Union has evolved and the implications of Britain leaving...
Date:
14 June 2018
Millionaires flock to Australia
Millionaires flock to Australia
What do Turkey, Venezuela, China and India have in common? According to a recent report, they’re all experiencing a mass exodus of millionaires. Dr Keith Suter explains why the wealthy are choosing Australia, Canada and the UAE over the US and Britain – and why our government is welcoming them.
What do Turkey, Venezuela, China and India have in common? According to a recent report, they’re all experiencing a mass exodus of millionaires. Dr Keith Suter explains why the wealthy are choosing Australia, Canada and the UAE over the...
Date:
7 June 2018
UK immigration scandal
UK immigration scandal
The British government has been accused of wrongly deporting and detaining Caribbean migrants who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971, otherwise known as the Windrush generation. Dr Keith Suter explains the history behind the scandal, the political fallout and why this is a case of the empire strikes back.
The British government has been accused of wrongly deporting and detaining Caribbean migrants who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971, otherwise known as the Windrush generation. Dr Keith Suter explains the history behind the scandal,...
Date:
31 May 2018
Malaysia’s new 92-yr-old Prime Minister
Malaysia’s new 92-yr-old Prime Minister
It’s the biggest shock election victory of the year. Dr Keith Suter explains how this week, Mahathir Mohamad defied all odds to become the oldest elected leader in the world and whether the rise of democracy and political reform in Malaysia will influence surrounding countries.
It’s the biggest shock election victory of the year. Dr Keith Suter explains how this week, Mahathir Mohamad defied all odds to become the oldest elected leader in the world and whether the rise of democracy and political reform in Malaysia...
Date:
24 May 2018
US Embassy move
US Embassy move
Why has the US moved their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? Dozens have been killed this week following mass protests along the Gaza border. Dr Keith Suter explains why local politics may have motivated the US President and the history behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Why has the US moved their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? Dozens have been killed this week following mass protests along the Gaza border. Dr Keith Suter explains why local politics may have motivated the US President and the history...
Date:
17 May 2018
Nobel nomination for Trump
Nobel nomination for Trump
Should Trump win a Nobel Peace Prize? Dr Keith Suter discusses how a group of eighteen House Republicans have rallied to nominate Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, despite the US President pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal this week.
Should Trump win a Nobel Peace Prize? Dr Keith Suter discusses how a group of eighteen House Republicans have rallied to nominate Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, despite the US President pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal this week. ...
Date:
10 May 2018
Afghanistan’s ill-fated future
Afghanistan’s ill-fated future
Islamic State’s dual-suicide bombing this week has left many asking when the war in Afghanistan will end? Dr Keith Suter explains why Trump is unlikely to pull out of America’s longest conflict and how Osama Bin Laden went from the CIA payroll to Taliban terrorist.
Islamic State’s dual-suicide bombing this week has left many asking when the war in Afghanistan will end? Dr Keith Suter explains why Trump is unlikely to pull out of America’s longest conflict and how Osama Bin Laden went from the CIA...
Date:
3 May 2018
Iran nuclear deal uncertainty
Iran nuclear deal uncertainty
Will Trump drop the deal struck by Obama to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons? Dr Keith Suter discusses why the US President is under pressure from Israel and Saudi Arabia and how Iran’s nuclear capabilities could pose a threat to the Middle East and the world.
Will Trump drop the deal struck by Obama to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons? Dr Keith Suter discusses why the US President is under pressure from Israel and Saudi Arabia and how Iran’s nuclear capabilities could pose a threat to...
Date:
26 April 2018
Kim Jong Un & Trump’s historical meeting
Kim Jong Un & Trump’s historical meeting
What would a peace treaty between the US and North Korea look like if talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un go ahead? Learn how the biggest political meeting, since Nixon and Chairman Mao, could happen and what the ramifications could be if the US President gets it wrong.
What would a peace treaty between the US and North Korea look like if talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un go ahead? Learn how the biggest political meeting, since Nixon and Chairman Mao, could happen and what the ramifications could...
Date:
19 April 2018
The history and military motivations behind chemical warfare
The history and military motivations behind chemical warfare
As the world awaits Trump’s response to the recent suspected poison gas attack in Syria, Dr Keith Suter explains how the incident affects US-Russia relations.
As the world awaits Trump’s response to the recent suspected poison gas attack in Syria, Dr Keith Suter explains how the incident affects US-Russia relations.
Date:
12 April 2018
The new technology that could wipe out millions of jobs
The new technology that could wipe out millions of jobs

With the ability to create guns, dental fillings and small homes quickly and cost effectively, the advancement of 3D printing shows no signs of slowing down. But how does this impact us? A recent report by the World Economic Forum exposed the huge impact this new technology will have on how we produce manufactured goods on a global scale. With the future of the industrial sector uncertain, jobs at risk and trade relations between the US and China on tenterhooks, Dr Keith Suter explains why it’s crucial for politicians and the population at large to start thinking now about the immediate ramifications of the approaching technological revolution.

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With the ability to create guns, dental fillings and small homes quickly and cost effectively, the advancement of 3D printing shows no signs of slowing down. But how does this impact us? A recent report by the World Economic Forum exposed...
Date:
5 April 2018
Harvesting Social Media Data For Political Purposes – What Are The Consequences?
Harvesting Social Media Data For Political Purposes – What Are The Consequences?

The alleged Russian manipulation of Facebook has made headlines again with British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica under scrutiny for harvesting social media data and using it for political advantage during the US 2016 election. Social media has been seen for the past decade as a great way of communicating but if the information is free, your personal information is the product. So, what are the consequences of this new data era? Dr Keith Suter discusses how the Cambridge Analytica scandal is relevant to the 2016 Trump victory and whether we should be worried about it.

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The alleged Russian manipulation of Facebook has made headlines again with British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica under scrutiny for harvesting social media data and using it for political advantage during the US 2016 election. Social...
Date:
28 March 2018
Driverless Cars – How Does Convenience Balance Against Future Risk?
Driverless Cars – How Does Convenience Balance Against Future Risk?

The risks associated with driverless cars hit the news again following the death in Arizona of a pedestrian killed by a self-driving Uber, which although had a driver behind the wheel at the time was driving in autonomous mode. Uber has been testing self-driving vehicles in North America; the testing now suspended. In political science terms, the development of self-driving cars is ‘incrementalism’ – societal change that only happens gradually over a long period of time. Dr Keith Suter looks at driverless cars – what the future impacts could really be on society, our jobs and day to day lives. He also looks at the security aspects related to driverless cars. What are the security risks associated with cars on the roads that can be potentially controlled via the internet? Could these risks outweigh the benefits of convenience?

For more on the future of driverless cars, listen to PodcastOne’s ‘The Next Billion Seconds’ with Mark Pesce and the episode ‘S1 Ep 1 – Artificial Intelligence and Self Driving Cars’.

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The risks associated with driverless cars hit the news again following the death in Arizona of a pedestrian killed by a self-driving Uber, which although had a driver behind the wheel at the time was driving in autonomous mode. Uber has...
Date:
22 March 2018
The Russian Spy Poisoning – How Does This Change The Spy Game?
The Russian Spy Poisoning – How Does This Change The Spy Game?

The poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on British soil has sparked off a diplomatic row between the United Kingdom and Russian governments. Was this poisoning at the order of Russian authorities or was it due to rogue elements within Russian security services?

Dr Keith looks at the background of poisoning in warfare. The history of its use dates back to early last century and has led to how it is used now. He also looks at the role of spies and how they are usually treated between countries in moments of dispute. If this poisoning is at the order of Russian President Putin and the Russian authorities then it changes the game on how countries take on each other with intelligence, along with the relationship between the United Kingdom and Russia. Dr Keith looks at what the real possible outcomes are from here.

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The poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on British soil has sparked off a diplomatic row between the United Kingdom and Russian governments. Was this poisoning at the order of Russian authorities or was...
Date:
15 March 2018
Trump's Tariffs - Is This The Start Of A Global Trade War?
Trump's Tariffs - Is This The Start Of A Global Trade War?
US President Donald Trump's announcement of US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports has sparked fear of a global trade war: a trade war in which the United States' trading partners in turn add tariffs to products imported from the US into their own countries. Trump's embracing and enthusiasm of a possible trade war has sparked fear in global markets of a tariff war that risk recent global gains in economic growth.

Why is Trump actively embracing tariffs? What has been learnt from previous tariff and trade wars? Dr Keith Suter looks at this history, Trump's present day circumstances and motivations, and the different points of view on tariffs and trade - globalism vs rationalism vs nationalism. What could happen from here: is a global trade war likely?

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US President Donald Trump's announcement of US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports has sparked fear of a global trade war: a trade war in which the United States' trading partners in turn add tariffs to products imported from...
Date:
8 March 2018
South Africa and The Confiscation Of White Land - How Did It Get To This?
South Africa and The Confiscation Of White Land - How Did It Get To This?
The South African Parliament is now considering a change to the country's constitution to give the government the power to force the transfer of land ownership from white to black owners without compensation. With a new President in place this radical government policy could see South Africa go down the path of Zimbabwe, who under the leadership of former president Robert Mugabe saw the compulsory acquisition of white owned property and subsequent decades of declines in food production and resulting hyper-inflation.

How did South Africa get to this point? After the end of apartheid and Nelson Mandela's leadership, why has this still happened? Dr Keith Suter looks back at the Nelson Mandela era and the end of apartheid (along with Australia's initial objections to the end of apartheid in South Africa). He explains the current state of affairs and how it could play out from here.

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The South African Parliament is now considering a change to the country's constitution to give the government the power to force the transfer of land ownership from white to black owners without compensation. With a new President in...
Date:
1 March 2018
The Australia / US Relationship - How Strong Is It Really?
The Australia / US Relationship - How Strong Is It Really?
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is now on a visit to the US to meet with President Donald Trump. The relationship between the two leaders did not get off to a good start after a rocky first phone call between the two following Trumps inauguration. The Australian / US relationship is long standing one, involving military and intelligence agreements. How does any current disagreement affect this long term relationship? Is the Australian / US partnership really as strong as Australian leaders would like to think? How is this alliance impacted by the rise of China as a regional and global power? Dr Keith Suter explains all points from an historical and present day perspective, and looks at how the future could pan out.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is now on a visit to the US to meet with President Donald Trump. The relationship between the two leaders did not get off to a good start after a rocky first phone call between the two following...
Date:
22 February 2018
War Against North Korea - Is It Inevitable?
War Against North Korea - Is It Inevitable?
With increasing talk from the US about the need to be ready for military action against North Korea, a decision will need to be made imminently about whether an attack against North Korea to disable their nuclear weapons program should go ahead. A charm offensive from the North Korean leadership is underway, including a diplomatic visit and talks in South Korea as part of the winter Olympic Games.

Is military action and war inevitable? What is the background to this tension? What role have successive US administrations played in being unable to broker a positive outcome with North Korea? What are the likely scenarios to come out of the current conflict? Dr Keith Suter lays down the background and current context with North Korea and explains the need for planning for multiple possible scenarios and outcomes.

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With increasing talk from the US about the need to be ready for military action against North Korea, a decision will need to be made imminently about whether an attack against North Korea to disable their nuclear weapons program should...
Date:
15 February 2018