John Keane, University of Sydney   The following notes on the politics of rising uncertainty and the future of democracy were prepared for the inaugural CISS global forum, Peace and Security under Uncertainty, Quarantine Station, Sydney, April 28 2017. The remarks were inspired by a remarkable set...

Azim Zahir, University of Western Australia Making sense of the paradise where a young blogger got murdered. Azim Zahir is a PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia. On Sunday morning, Maldivians woke up to the shocking news of the brutal killing of the 29-year-old prominent blogger,...

Bankrupt regions, impoverished hospitals, overcrowded prisons: Brexit will affect everybody in Europe. And yet nobody is taking responsibility for the mess. Jan Zielonka, University of Oxford It is official now. The United Kingdom has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and will leave the European Union....

Tezcan Gumus, Deakin University This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative between The Conversation and the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. The Turkish...

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