The Interpreter


New Caledonia decides the timing of its second independence referendum

Preparations are proceeding in a businesslike way for the second of three possible independence referendums in New Caledonia, in 2020. Loyalists and independence groups are staking out their positions.

Gladys Liu and the pitfalls of cultural anxiety

Fraught relations with China could affect Chinese-Australians for generations to come, writes John Fitzgerald.

The wisdom of Solomons: Taiwan and China’s Pacific power play

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare offers an insight on the whys and why nots of diplomatic recognition.

The transformative potential of big data

For many of us, the big data era presents more questions than answers and more challenges than solutions. It is clear though that living in a data saturated world is transforming the society we live in, writes Miah Hammond-Errey.

Australia’s election: what the hell just happened?

Don’t assume the last decade of political chaos is over as the major parties remain drained of authority and purpose, writes Sam Roggeveen.