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Dr Barbara Keys discusses the relationship between the Olympics and the international conflict involving Ukraine and Russia. There has been a call for an international boycott of the Paralympics, beginning later this week. 

Ukraine is bordering on a pre-default situation with its economy, says political scientist Professor Leslie Holmes from the School of Social and Political Sciences.

Australian mining companies are employing a debatable and ill-defined concept to justify their presence in local communities, University of Melbourne research has established.

Lottery winners tend to switch their political allegiances towards right-wing political parties and become less egalitarian, joint UK-Australian research has found.

Senior Lecturer in American Politics Tim Lynch discussed this taciturn approach, and the state of the US-China-Australia relationship on Sky News. 

With a largely deadlocked Congress, US President Barack Obama sought to use the State of the Union address to speak directly to voters.

AUSTRALIANS could be singing a different national anthem had the country's athletes been more successful at the 1976 Olympics, according to an analysis by Melbourne historian Dr Tony Ward.

Learn how a 'swag' of gold medals at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics could have helped make Waltzing Matilda Australia's national anthem.

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