Tom Switzer

Plus ça change…

8 September 2018 9:00 am

I was stopped at the pub a few weeks ago by a middle-aged bloke, who identified himself to me as…

Australia’s choice: Chinese trade – or American security?

28 July 2018 9:00 am

 Sydney For decades, Australia has been known as ‘the lucky country’. At the end of the world geographically, we are…

Turning back refugee boats saves lives - as Australia found out

12 September 2015 9:00 am

 Sydney Most ordinary Australians are shocked that our immensely civilised country is reviled in polite society here and abroad, when…

Salad days

8 August 2015 9:00 am

If you enjoy reading Greg Sheridan’s Diaries in this magazine, you’ll love this book. The author, a 30-year veteran journalist…

The many lives of Richard Nixon

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Winston Churchill once said of politics that it’s ‘almost as exciting as war and quite as dangerous. In war you…

Diary

12 April 2014 9:00 am

A lamentable by-product of the media in the digital age is its frequent lack of good manners. Ridiculing opponents rather…

Two cheers for Bowen

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Since I know Speccie readers like a bit of a shock, let me oblige: I think Chris Bowen is a…

A foreign policy realist

7 September 2013 9:00 am

‘The United States does not want either side to win this war. Victory for either side would mean dreadful massacres…

Conservative landslide in Australia: Tony Abbott will crush Kevin Rudd

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Sometimes only a cliché will do, especially when the subject is the Australian Labor party. Labor is holed beneath the…

Foreign Policy Begins at Home, by Richard N. Haass - review

6 July 2013 9:00 am

A year or so after the ‘liberation’ of Iraq, an unnamed senior Bush administration official (later revealed to be Karl…