North Korea is vulnerable to climate change, and experiences problems of food insecurity. It has an active relationship with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), brought on largely […]
The realities of our historic moment present a window of opportunity to lay the foundation for a new set of social and ecological relations rooted not just in sustainability, but in regeneration.
North Korea’s military actions continue to be a source of hostility with the West. In recent days speculative reports suggest that North Korea may have restarted a reactor, which produces […]
The following is a print interview with me published by the Foreign Policy Research Centre, New Delhi, exploring China’s evolving position as a global power during the current period of hegemonic transition.
North Korea is one of the region’s most enigmatic states. It is one of the poorest states in Asia, yet is well on its way to developing a nuclear weapon. […]
Welcome to the second instalment of the La Trobe International Relations Association (LIRA) podcast, featuring Dr Benjamin Habib in conversation with host Jim Skulley and panelists Declan Sullivan and Sherry-Rose Bih. In this […]
Dr Carloyn D’Cruz and Dr Benjamin Habib critically examine Australian rules football as a microcosm of Australian society and a mirror onto ourselves. We rap about how class, politics, corporatisation, […]
The United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) report into human rights abuses in North Korea, released on Monday by panel chairman Michael Kirby, highlights the impact of the government’s extreme […]
In a drama reminiscent of George RR Martin’s epic book A Game of Thrones, court politics at the pinnacle of the Kim dictatorship in North Korea have taken a brutal […]
This article was originally published in East Asia Forum, 9th November 2013. — North Korea is a curious case among Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change […]
Welcome to the first instalment of the La Trobe International Relations Association (LIRA) podcast News You Didn’t Notice, featuring myself along with Dr Michael O’Keefe in conversation with LIRA student panelists Angus […]
With North Korea threatening nuclear war, Hannah Rabe talks to Dr Benjamin Habib about life inside the isolated state. It’s become common knowledge that North Korea is a repressive state. […]
This afternoon I was interviewed for the Asia Connect program on Singapore’s Channel News Asia. In the interview I discussed North Korea’s hostile world view, the closure of the Kaesong […]
La Trobe University Podcast Series See original podcast page here. Special thanks to Matt Smith for putting this podcast together. Ben. — Audio:You can […]
My television interview with Clair Aird on ABC News 24’s The World program, Monday 8th April 2013. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-09/north-koreas-motivations/4617268 Summary: Adopting a big-picture perspective on the current crisis helps to put […]
My interview with Kylar Loussikian on The Daily program on Radio 2SER Sydney, 15th March 2013. Audio: What on earth is North Korea doing? About: North Korea is threatening to […]
BY BEN HABIB. Last Saturday I provided comment in an article in the Border Mail—‘Doug takes up fight on carbon tax’—about a new group called Border Says NO to Carbon Tax being established by local trucking operator Doug McMillan. No-one wants to see hard working local businessmen like Doug McMillan lose their livelihoods. If people with climate-related expertise can work cooperatively with local businesses and other impacted members of the community, we can constructively adapt to the many challenges posed by climate change instead of further fracturing the community for the sake of argument. However for the cooperative approach to work, everyone has to begin from a position of informed empowerment.