Scientists must take into account the social and ethical consequences of their research, as the current debate around AI demonstrates, writes Rupen Savoulian.
The eight year long Saudi war on Yemen looks, at long last, within reach of a resolution, reports Rupen Savoulian.
The recycled soap opera of English royals tearing strips off each other continues to preoccupy Australian and British audiences, writes Rupen Savoulian.
An underreported news development from last year is the election of Benjamin Netanyahu's new government in Israel, reports Rupen Savoulian.
No other British prime minister is as lionised to the point of deification as Winston Churchill. Rupen Savoulian looks behind the cult of personality.
The shock of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s assassination should not blind us to the fact that he was an ultranationalist and militarist politician, who sought to whitewash imperial Japan’s war crimes, writes Rupen Savoulian.
Scientific disagreements happen all the time. But when 'scientists' deny human-induced global warming, elevating the contrarian view to convey the pretence of scientific disagreements among experts, it has to be called out, argues Rupen Savoulian.
The outpouring of support for Ukrainian refugees contrasts with the brutality shown to those fleeing wars in Africa and the Middle East, writes Rupen Savoulian.
The federal government has announced a new funding package to increase strategic and scientific activities in Antarctica. Rupen Savoulian argues that while the funding will benefit science, geopolitical considerations are behind it.
The US “war on terror” was portrayed as a just response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist atrocity, writes Rupen Savoulian. This rationale stands exposed as utterly hypocritical.
The latest Israeli elections produced an electoral stalemate, but also a victory for ultranationalist and far-right parties, reports Rupen Savoulian.
The Texas electricity grid breakdown, and the confluence of disastrous consequences, is a window into a climate-change future, writes Rupen Savoulian.
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