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Jonathan Este

Jonathan Este

Associate Editor, Arts + Culture Editor

Jonathan Este spent 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor on The Independent as well as The Australian. He joins The Conversation from the Media Alliance in Australia where he specialised in media law and policy and the digital revolution in journalism.

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine recap: Putin on top as Kyiv scrambles to play catch-up on the battlefield

May 24, 2024 08:10 am UTC| Insights & Views

Vladimir Putin has been looking pretty chipper of late. Two weeks ago saw him wearing his trademark vulpine smile as he presided over the Victory Day commemorations in Moscow. It was a rather more upbeat occasion than in...

Ukraine recap: US$60 billion aid package brings fresh hope to desperate Kyiv

Apr 26, 2024 01:31 am UTC| Insights & Views

Across the broad sweep of history, its usually overly simplistic to talk about a single event as a turning point. This is especially the case in a conflict such as the one in Ukraine. So many factors geopolitical,...

Ukraine recap: Russia won’t attack Nato countries says Putin, believe it or not

Apr 01, 2024 03:48 am UTC| Insights & Views

Vladimir Putin says has no intention of attacking any Nato members. Visiting an airbase in Torzhok, on the road between Moscow and St Petersburg, the Russian president told a group of pilots he didnt plan to spark a war...

Ukraine recap: Russian election special – and the winner will be … Vladimir Putin

Mar 16, 2024 07:19 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Russian voters have been heading to the polls this week. But it would be misleading to say they were voting to choose a president. Thats already been done for them itll be Vladimir Putin. If there had ever been any...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine recap: prospect of renewed US funding a boost for beleaguered Zelensky

Feb 16, 2024 07:06 am UTC| Insights & Views

Its appropriate, a fortnight out from the second anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion, to look back and see what the mood was this time last year as we marked the end of the first year of all-out war in Ukraine....

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine recap: possibility of imminent Russian offensive focuses minds on Kyiv's weapons shortages

Jan 20, 2024 06:04 am UTC| Insights & Views

As youd expect, Ukraines president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has been working the room at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. After a disappointing end to 2023 on the battlefield, with signs of battle fatigue among...

Gaza Update: as the world debates 'ceasefires' and 'pauses', Israel silent on the 'day after'

Nov 19, 2023 05:53 am UTC| Insights & Views

I spent several hours on Wednesday night wrestling over how we could best cover the raid by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Gazas al-Shifa hospital. My initial plan was to get an expert in international law to write a...

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Economy

Small businesses can help South Africa fight unemployment if they get proper support – study

South Africa has an alarming unemployment rate of approximately 32.1%. Solutions have been elusive. The unemployment rate has been consistently high for decades. Our research has revolved around entrepreneurship. We...

Australia is set to ban live sheep exports. What will this mean for the industry?

This month the federal government announced a plan to ban live sheep exports, set to come into effect from May 1 2028. The announcement coincided with the release of a highly anticipated report by an independent panel...

Latest inflation figures are good news

The U.S. economy is slowing, but not crashing. In the dismal science, this is what counts as good news. Thats the message I took away from the latest inflation data, released May 15, 2024, which showed U.S. consumer...

The budget is full of good news, but good news isn’t the same as good management

This years budget has something for everyone, with very little in the way of cuts and no new taxes. Its a classic good news pre-election budget. Whether it is too good to be true hinges on whether this budget...

Interest rates: the ugly dilemma facing Europe’s central banks – and why it’s a mistake to cut too soon

Central banks in Europe are discovering an old dilemma: when they lower interest rates because inflation is slowing down, its likely to weaken their currencies. This in turn may delay the fall in inflation towards their...

Politics

California is about to tax guns more like alcohol and tobacco

Starting in July 2024, California will be the first state to charge an excise tax on guns and ammunition. The new tax an 11% levy on each sale will come on top of federal excise taxes of 10% or 11% for firearms and...

US election: why Latino and Hispanic voters are shifting to Trump after a long history of supporting the Democrats

Several recent polls suggest that the Hispanic and Latino vote is shifting towards Donald Trump as the election moves closer. In a YouGov poll from May 8, 43% of Americans said they would vote for President Joe Biden...

Slovakia’s polarised politics: Robert Fico warned a politician could be violently attacked weeks before assassination attempt

Slovak society is in shock after a 71-year-old man fired five shots at the prime minister, Robert Fico, while he was greeting a small crowd after a meeting. Some members of the coalition government immediately blamed...

Infected blood scandal – what you need to know

The infected blood scandal has been hailed the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. Over 3,000 people have died as a result of receiving contaminated blood products in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, and it is...

Modi’s anti-Muslim rhetoric taps into Hindu replacement fears that trace back to colonial India

The worlds largest election is currently under way in India, with more than 960 million people registered to vote over a period of six weeks. Spearheading the campaign for his Bharatiya Janata Party, incumbent Prime...

Science

Ancient DNA from an extinct native duck reveals how far birds flew to make New Zealand home

Ask a bird lover if they have heard of the extinct giant moa or its ancient predator, Haasts eagle, and the answer will likely be yes. The same cant be said of New Zealands extinct, but equally unique, mergansers a group...

Black holes are mysterious, yet also deceptively simple − a new space mission may help physicists answer hairy questions about these astronomical objects

Physicists consider black holes one of the most mysterious objects that exist. Ironically, theyre also considered one of the simplest. For years, physicists like me have been looking to prove that black holes are more...

Is dark matter’s main rival theory dead? There’s bad news from the Cassini spacecraft and other recent tests

One of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics today is that the forces in galaxies do not seem to add up. Galaxies rotate much faster than predicted by applying Newtons law of gravity to their visible matter, despite those...

Why are algorithms called algorithms? A brief history of the Persian polymath you’ve likely never heard of

Algorithms have become integral to our lives. From social media apps to Netflix, algorithms learn your preferences and prioritise the content you are shown. Google Maps and artificial intelligence are nothing without...

IceCube researchers detect a rare type of energetic neutrino sent from powerful astronomical objects

About a trillion tiny particles called neutrinos pass through you every second. Created during the Big Bang, these relic neutrinos exist throughout the entire universe, but they cant harm you. In fact, only one of them is...

Technology

Bitcoin Whales Boost Holdings, Seller Exhaustion Points to Imminent Market Supply Shock

Bitcoin whales have ramped up their accumulation, signaling a potential market surge as seller exhaustion sets in, according to CryptoQuant data. Bitcoin Whales Are Buying at Unprecedented Levels CryptoQuant (via...

Bitcoin Dips 2% as Mt. Gox Wallets Move Over $5B to Unknown Wallet

Bitcoin dipped 2% after $5 billion worth of BTC from Mt. Gox wallets were transferred to an unknown wallet, sparking market concerns. Bitcoin Falls 2% as Mt. Gox Transfers $5 Billion in BTC to Unknown Wallet Ahead of...

Shiba Inu Super Diamond Trader Liquidates Holdings, Leaves Secret Message for Investors

A Shiba Inu super diamond trader has liquidated 48.09 billion SHIB tokens, followed by a secret message, raising questions about SHIBs market direction. Dormant Shiba Inu Tokens Exchanged for 278.7 ETH via MEV Bot,...

Solana-Based Sphere Labs Launches Banking Integration on Telegram for Seamless Transfers

Solana-based Sphere Labs debuts a new Telegram extension that enables secure transfers between digital wallets and bank accounts with a nominal 0.1% fee. Sphere Labs Unveils Solana-Powered Telegram Extension for...
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