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View commentsView articleIsrael-Hamas war affirms the indispensability of a two-state solution
Unless Israel establishes an endgame strategy that will lead to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war against Hamas will only be another brutal violent episode.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 8/12/2023
711 hours ago
View commentsView articleRefreshing the Camelot school: Kennedy hagiography at sixty
John Fitzgerald Kennedy is now more myth than man, his brief half-life enthronement at the apex of US political life, providing the basis for romance, not reality.
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/12/2023
13 days ago
View commentsView articleAnother trip down the rabbit hole
A sensible person would slow down the implementation of renewables until storage was in place.
By Graham Young - 7/12/2023
184 hours ago
View commentsView articleWe need to get off this magic roundabout (it's going nowhere)
Heavy rail is revealed as horrendously expensive to build, expensive to operate and seemingly incapable of moving the dial on mode share: it doesn't succeed in getting many cars off the road.
By Ross Elliott - 6/12/2023
83 days ago
View commentsView articleArab-Islamic Committee & UN ignore HKOPS path to peace
The Ministerial Committee appointed at the Joint Arab-Islamic Extraordinary Summit on 11 November missed a golden opportunity to advance an end to the Jewish-Arab conflict.
By David Singer - 6/12/2023
220 hours ago
View commentsView articleHong Kong: nothing has changed except for everything
In most respectable jurisdictions a lapse of four years between arrest and trial would be regarded as scandalous and in many it would result in the prosecution being dismissed as out of time.
By Hong Kong Correspondent - 5/12/2023
34 days ago
View commentsView articleHenry Kissinger: snake oil salesman of gangster realism
The nasty deeds are either misread or diminished – notably when they have to do with the global infliction of mass death, prolongation of conflict, or the overthrow of democratic governments.
By Binoy Kampmark - 5/12/2023
34 days ago
View commentsView articleThere was only one Henry Kissinger
The obituaries of Dr Henry Kissinger suggest that there were two Henry Kissingers: a brilliant diplomat who tried to end the Cold War and an unindicted war criminal.
By Keith Suter - 4/12/2023
73 hours ago
View commentsView articleTime for climate exit
The world's rich and famous, plus an army of publicists, hangers-on and mendicants, are attending the COP28 meeting in Dubai, the ostentatious 7-star play-ground capital of United Arab Emirates where even the police drive luxury sports cars.
By Viv Forbes - 4/12/2023
35 days ago
View commentsView articleIsrael-Jordan relations in the wake of the Gaza war
Under Prime Minister Netanyahu's leadership, Israel-Jordan relations have hit a new low. Sadly, after 30 years of peace, there is deep sullenness and disappointment between the two countries.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 1/12/2023
37 days ago
View commentsView articleThe class of '53
It was later, in 2002, that I first had occasion to look at that Class of '53 to see if I could find out what had happened to the top 10 achievers of that year.
By Tom Biegler - 1/12/2023
87 days ago
View commentsView articleRot in the civil service: farewelling Mike Pezzullo
There was no better example of Australia's politicised public service than its Home Affairs Secretary, Mike Pezzullo. In most other countries, he would have been the ideal conspirator in a coup.
By Binoy Kampmark - 30/11/2023
63 days ago
View commentsView articleMedicare messing with Movember
But I'm told I have to fill out a form and return it, or call a listed number. That seems easier.
By John Mikkelsen - 30/11/2023
68 days ago
View commentsView articlePublic-service mega-migration spin is winning the war on voters
Worried about misinformation? Worry about federal departments and agencies – hyping UN 'net zero' emissions – yet institutionalising mega migration.
By Stephen Saunders - 29/11/2023
96 days ago
View commentsView articleBiden recklessly pursues Friedman’s failed two-state solution
On 18 November Biden duly did Friedman's bidding - publishing an Opinion article in the Washington Post.
By David Singer - 29/11/2023
59 days ago
View commentsView articleExpert report on regional and remote schools ignored
Alarm bells should be ringing about the Albanese government’s sidelining most of the recommendations of its own expert advisory body.
By Scott Prasser - 28/11/2023
811 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Net Zero lemmings rush
Australia's ALP/Green government and their media mates are using subsidies, taxes and propaganda in a suicidal attempt to move the whole country to 82% 'renewable' energy.
By Viv Forbes - 28/11/2023
103 hours ago
View commentsView articleLower living standards and high inflation: it's what Australians unwittingly voted for
The root cause of initial economic over-heating followed by policies to curb demand has been attitudes of the public, reflected in the governments they elected.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 27/11/2023
1410 days ago
View commentsView articleThe RBA versus the lucky country
The Australian terms of trade, calculated by dividing export prices by import prices, are still higher than during the resource boom earlier this century.
By Michael Knox - 27/11/2023
812 days ago
View commentsView articleSuperglue not needed
Thousands of school students took part in a climate action strike under the guise of 'A sick day for a sick planet'.
By John Mikkelsen - 24/11/2023
3710 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Biden-Xi meeting prompts deep thinking
For over two decades, I have had various firsthand experiences, and I am well aware of the political hypocrisy displayed by the United States and the West.
By Chin Jin - 24/11/2023
914 days ago
View commentsView articleAsteroid impact model the best approach to climate change policy
'There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm.'
By Tom Harris - 23/11/2023
77 days ago
View commentsView articleThe government giveth, and the government taketh away
Queensland will double the first home buyer grant to $30,000, effective immediately
By Ross Elliott - 23/11/2023
315 days ago
View commentsView articleA duty to obey: David McBride, whistleblowing and following orders
The unpardonable, outrageous trial of Australian whistleblower David McBride was a brief affair
By Binoy Kampmark - 22/11/2023
1315 days ago
View commentsView article9 things government can do to reduce your living costs
The federal government is belatedly recognising that some of its economic policies are contributing to inflation
By Graham Young - 22/11/2023
1713 days ago
View commentsView articleBiden: forget Friedman & United Nations - focus on HKOPS
Friedman's solution has gone nowhere in the last 21 years – despite the United Nations endorsing the Arab Peace Initiative on 23 December 2016.
By David Singer - 21/11/2023
414 days ago
View commentsView articleGaza: send lawyers, guns and money
The fan is rotating rapidly and things are hitting it. Old policies have collapsed and policy makers are still talking incoherent nonsense.
By Arthur Dent - 20/11/2023
1013 days ago
View commentsView articleSunak’s Dad’s Army option: David Cameron returns
Cameron was also instrumental in taking Britain to the 2016 Brexit referendum with brazen indifference to the consequences of leaving the European Union.
By Binoy Kampmark - 20/11/2023
420 days ago
View commentsView articleLetting the market work with immigration
While free trade in goods and services are no-brainers, the free movement of labour is not sustainable in a welfare state. The question is, how could a market operate?
By David Leyonhjelm - 17/11/2023
1218 days ago
View commentsView articleThe painless extinction of formerly free Australia
Australia is also a world leader in the extinction of human rights and Western concepts of democracy.
By David Bell - 16/11/2023
1817 days ago
View commentsView articleUnintended ironies: condemning the Armistice Day marches
Being a cut and dried jingo, Braverman treats Armistice Day as the sort of occasion to be revered and kept in aspic. No politics should ever enter unless she politicises it.
By Binoy Kampmark - 15/11/2023
125 days ago
View commentsView articleI’m not signing Australian lawyers’ open letter concerning Gaza
Both letters fail to disclose material facts - whilst the Australian Letter also deliberately omits material facts contained in the English letter.
By David Singer - 14/11/2023
1112 days ago
View commentsView articleViciousness regnant: humanitarianism as a weasel word
R2P, as it came to be known by the technically minded and those sweetly watered by the conference set, has had an abysmal record.
By Binoy Kampmark - 14/11/2023
425 days ago
View commentsView article What is Israel’s end-game in Gaza?
The war against Hamas will only be another brutal violent episode that will prepare the ground for the next conflagration that will engulf the West Bank and potentially set the entire region on fire.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 13/11/2023
2020 days ago
View commentsView articleEnergising the Liberals
The Liberal Party's energy policies lack clarity, making them ill-suited to take to the next federal election (due by mid-2025).
By Brian Wawn - 13/11/2023
1118 days ago
View commentsView articlePlanning to fail: how 'percent renewables' policy threatens the energy transition
In summary Australia is using a defective performance measure in its clean energy policy that completely ignores the total picture for eliminating fossil fuels by means of clean electricity.
By Tom Biegler - 10/11/2023
928 days ago
View commentsView articleCash beats electronic money
But yesterday, much of Australia's electronic money disappeared for up to 14 hours with the crash of the Optus electronic network.
By Viv Forbes - 10/11/2023
829 days ago
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