David Martin Jones

Campus of dunces

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind (1987) showed higher education failing democracy and impoverishing students. Forty years later,…

Scandal and geopolitics Gangnam style: the impeachment of Park Geun-hye

12 December 2016 5:27 pm

The South Korean national assembly’s decision on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye came as no great surprise. Since October…

The curious case of Mr Assange

20 February 2016 9:00 am

On 5 February, 2016 the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) found that the UK and Swedish governments had…

Singapore singalong

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Whenever I am feeling low I look around me and I know There’s a place that will stay within me……

Rumble in the jungle

1 August 2015 9:00 am

In the surreal tropical politics of contemporary Malaysia it is good business sense to use government funds to make loss-making…

Abbott’s ‘Goldilocks’ balancing act

22 November 2014 9:00 am

As the G20 concludes, Australia is in a Goldilocks position when it comes to the Asia Pacific. It has good…

Indonesia should grow up

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Since the Whitlam era, an abiding myth about Australian foreign policy goes like this: Asia is a monolith and we…

No apology

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Given that spying is the second oldest profession, it would seem somewhat redundant for Tony Abbott to apologise to Indonesia…

A political melodrama

10 August 2013 9:00 am

In Lionel Shriver’s 2003 novel We Need to Talk about Kevin, a mother struggles to love her strange child despite…