Recent articles in the Sydney Morning Herald

July 10, 2020

We got the idea into our heads that once we'd got through a couple of months of lockdown, we'd revert blissfully back to life as we'd known it. The coronavirus has other plans.

July 06, 2020

A policy to welcome Hong Kong’s high-quality talent will be inherently a self-interested one of national gain.

July 03, 2020

The Prime Minister is taking his cue from history.

June 30, 2020

Australia now realises it lacks the tools for holding hostile forces of a major adversary at bay.

June 29, 2020

The American failure to respond to a Russian plan to pay the Taliban to kill US troops raises profound questions.

June 25, 2020

When Australian police and intelligence action puts the national relationship with China in the dock, it's more than sensitive. It's explosive.

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Peter Hartcher discussess the rise of China with former foreign minister Julie Bishop, moderated by Tom Switzer: Centre for Independent Studies, November 28, 2019

Peter Hartcher discusses China's attempts to gain influence in Australia: Interview with Leigh Sales, 7.30, ABC, November 25, 2019

Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts: Interview with the Australian Institute of International Affairs, August 20, 2015
Aussie quality of life second in the world
Peter Hartcher discusses the results of the UN Human Development Index, which has ranked Australians' quality of life as the second best in the world.


November 30, 2011

Left behind: why the right keeps winning


Financial capitalism suffered a dreadful collapse in 2008 and the economies of the United States and Europe were devastated. Powerful voices called for the rich to pay more taxes to help rebuild. The odd thing was that the most resonant voices were those of the rich themselves. In the US it was the voice of the multibillionaire investor Warren Buffett; in Australia it was the voice of the wealthy investment banker Mark Carnegie.

October 31, 2011

The death of money


How America's cheap money addiction is inflating the next bubble and undermining faith in government.

May 09, 2006

Sun, surf and the birth of a new economic model


Unheralded and almost unnoticed, the world has seen the emergence of a new economic model.

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