Dimitri Burshtein

What has liberalism ever done for us?

18 July 2021 5:30 pm

Liberal civil society stands at a critical point where a choice must be made; whether to evict the barbarians from the citadel or…

China’s concerning Covid diplomacy

3 June 2021 4:00 am

Covid-19 has so far caused the deaths of near three and a half million globally and led to significant social and…

If you want peace, prepare for war

30 April 2021 4:00 am

This past weekend, Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton suggested that a conflict with China over Taiwan could not be discounted.  However,…

Fighting over chips: why Taiwan matters

9 March 2021 4:00 am

Throughout the course of human history, there have been wars over land, water, food, commodities and even pride. Unless there…

The Taiwan tango: a delicate dance for Australia

4 February 2021 4:00 am

It is done. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr has been inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States and has his feet firmly…

Sun Tzu and the Art of Trade

9 December 2020 5:00 am

Around 2,500 years ago, Chinese general and strategist Sun Tzu wrote his masterpiece, the Art of War.  This treatise is…

Trade with Chinese characteristics?

11 November 2020 7:25 am

Wine. Barley. Beef. Lobsters. Sugar. Timber. Copper. Thermal coal. These are important Australian exports which are increasingly being used as…

Why we have so much at stake this presidential poll

27 September 2020 5:00 am

Outside the United States, few people are as interested in American politics as Australians.  Understandably so given our peace and prosperity remain closely tied to America.    The…

Change the GST? First let’s get a Commonwealth with common sense

3 July 2020 3:46 pm

There can be no real discussion of economic reform in Australia until there is a discussion of reform to the…

Coronavirus can’t kill capitalism

23 June 2020 3:08 pm

Mahatma Gandhi was once asked by a journalist what he thought of Western civilisation.  He replied, “I think it would…