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View commentsView articleThe David McBride case: whistleblowing, Afghanistan and Australian war crimes
In 2017, the material gathered by McBride became the trove of documents and revelations called The Afghan Files.
By Binoy Kampmark - 4/12/2020
125 mins ago
View commentsView articleBiden's opportunity to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
It is expected that Biden will support a two-state solution given his past position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, albeit a growing number of Israelis and Palestinians no longer believe that such an outcome remains viable.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 4/12/2020
616 hours ago
View commentsView articleAnglicans, Christmas, and the birth of God?
He pointed out that early Anglicans such as Latimer, Ridley and Cranmer were burnt at the stake with the consent of most of the rest of the bishops in Mary's church.
By Spencer Gear - 3/12/2020
1174 mins ago
View commentsView articleInter-regional diplomacy is alive
APEC's official aim is to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific area by creating greater prosperity for the people of the region.
By Ioan Voicu - 3/12/2020
42 days ago
View commentsView articleUnintended consequences of China’s wine tariffs
There is no denying China continues to be the most valuable market for Australian wine and further, that wine sales to China are critical for wineries in Australia which wish to ensure that their global strategy is working.
By Greg Bondar - 2/12/2020
92 days ago
View commentsView articleAfghanistan - open letter
We wish to record our disappointment and distress on how the allegations of atrocities in Afghanistan have been addressed by the Prime Minister, and in particular the Chief of the Defence Forces.
By Vietnam Veterans - 2/12/2020
122 hours ago
View commentsView articleAustralia-China relationship chills
Policymakers persist in US-centric orientation to their detriment
By Murray Hunter - 1/12/2020
5116 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe art of helpful communication
So much of what I read is biased in this way or that, and I find I have to wade through the exaggeration to get to the point.
By Don Aitkin - 1/12/2020
42 days ago
View commentsView articleAmerican politics
In the absence of a genuine global governance system (like the UN is supposed to be) global leadership falls by default to the world’s biggest economic and military power.
By Peter McMahon - 30/11/2020
55 days ago
View commentsView articleElectoral fraud revealed in Michigan
The same pattern of election fraud and voter fraud writ large occurred in all the swing states with only minor variations in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Wisconsin.
By David Singer - 30/11/2020
539 hours ago
View commentsView articleSkewed responsibility: Australian war crimes in Afghanistan
A 'warrior culture' also comes in for some withering treatment, which is slightly odd given the kill and capture tasks these men have been given with mind numbing regularity.
By Binoy Kampmark - 27/11/2020
256 days ago
View commentsView articleCOVID-19 shouldn't kill cash!
Cash hasn’t been very useful during the Covid-19 season. Under the shadow of lockdowns, many stores and restaurants have become delivery-only services. Cashless payments have become not just convenient but indispensable.
By Mal Fletcher - 27/11/2020
163 days ago
View commentsView articleChina's rivers of sand
With twenty percent of the world’s population China has only seven percent of the fresh water. It, though, controls the fresh water needed by three billion people in Asia and will not share it.
By Felix Imonti - 26/11/2020
106 days ago
View commentsView articleSeeing deeper and farther
Rod Dreher wrote his latest book to relay to us the warnings of others about a looming soft totalitarianism in the West.
By Ralph Bowles - 26/11/2020
76 days ago
View commentsView articleMight Taiwan be the next Franz Ferdinand moment?
Amid escalating US-China rivalry, Taiwan is considered the most likely trigger for a hot war. Should it occur, Australia would be caught on the horns of a dilemma.
By Alan Dupont - 25/11/2020
95 days ago
View commentsView articleThe danger to our democracy is the Republican Party
While I cheer Biden's victory in the presidential election, I lament the state of the union Trump is leaving behind.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 25/11/2020
109 days ago
View commentsView articleSweden eschewed lockdowns. It’s (still) too early to be certain it was wrong.
We have been told that Sweden has become a cautionary tale and does not qualify as a model that Australia ought to pay attention to, nevermind follow.
By Andreas Ortmann - 24/11/2020
135 days ago
View commentsView articleHumanity's response to escalating global cruelty
Rees makes clear from the outset, current cruelty is worldwide, deliberate and escalating.
By Ken Macnab - 24/11/2020
64 days ago
View commentsView articleThe sine wave in politics
First there were kings and nobles and knights and peasants. While the kings had the power, and were supported by the knights, there was nothing much the peasants could do.
By Don Aitkin - 23/11/2020
69 days ago
View commentsView articleCovid offices and the religion of remote work
Masks can prove liberating. The hidden face affords security. Obnoxious authority breathes better, hiding in comfort.
By Binoy Kampmark - 23/11/2020
212 days ago
View commentsView articleMail-in ballots have corrupted the electoral process
The last thing America needed to see were legal actions by teams representing the Republicans challenging the election results on November 3, 2020.
By David Singer - 20/11/2020
517 days ago
View commentsView articleA significant test for multilateral diplomacy
As a forum for multilateralism, ASEM is expected to become a real driving force for the future, consolidating its role as a dynamic facilitator in key areas of interregional cooperation.
By Ioan Voicu - 20/11/2020
514 days ago
View commentsView articleA dedicated obsession: Washington's continuing Iran sanctions regime
One dogma that is likely to persist in US foreign policy during a Biden presidency will be the sanctions regime adopted towards Iran.
By Binoy Kampmark - 19/11/2020
415 days ago
View commentsView articleAnnual Indigenous Higher Education Update
Higher education has been quite a success story for Indigenous people, particularly for urban women.
By Joe Lane - 19/11/2020
715 days ago
View commentsView articleCOVID-19: notes on Trump 52-'platitudes matter'
After predicting a landslide against Trump and getting a 10% increase in his vote as well as a reduction in the Demcrat majority in the House, the mainstream media has now officially given up on Trump voters.
By Arthur Dent - 18/11/2020
1016 days ago
View commentsView articleThe future of economic policy
The art of economics consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.
By Peter Fenwick - 18/11/2020
317 days ago
View commentsView articleWe’ll need to pay a higher defence premium under Biden
In return for being one of the US's most reliable allies, Australia expects and hopes, that in the event of any serious threat to our borders, the US will come to our aid.
By Graham Young - 17/11/2020
3712 days ago
View commentsView articleIs culture enough? Christianity and art
We can trace the museumisation of church art to the process of secularisation aided by the interest in comparative religion.
By Peter Sellick - 17/11/2020
46 days ago
View commentsView articleThe effects on deficit – Trump vs Biden
Trump cuts tax, Biden lifts tax: both add deficit stimulus.
By Michael Knox - 16/11/2020
319 days ago
View commentsView articleHas Boris Johnson lost his ‘brain’?
The most talented strategist in British politics has been expelled from Number 10 Downing Street.
By Keith Suter - 16/11/2020
719 days ago
View commentsView articlePetitions, probes and Rupert Murdoch
Australia has given the world two influential and disruptive exports in the field of media.
By Binoy Kampmark - 13/11/2020
85 days ago
View commentsView articleWinnowing fan of the woke
Who would have thought the New York Times would ever come out against the secular state?
By Edie Wyatt - 13/11/2020
520 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia’s migration advice industry in disarray
Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has fragmented the profession into two distinct categories, leaving many free from scrutiny and not subject to governance or the profession’s code of conduct.
By Murray Hunter - 12/11/2020
821 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy do scientists disagree about climate change?
What we would do for industries like smelting, for air travel and for back-up for hospitals and other critical users of electricity I don't know.
By Don Aitkin - 12/11/2020
849 days ago
View commentsView article‘Bushfires’ Royal Commission – a predictable disappointment
Unfortunately, the RC was not designed to seriously act on the major issues that could more substantially reduce the bushfire threat, such as land management and fire-fighting practices.
By Mark Poynter - 11/11/2020
1319 days ago
View commentsView articleClimate change/polster failings are now secondary to the universal postal ballots in US 2020 election
The 2020 US election may have damaged the global reputation of democracy more than anyone could have imagined.
By Charles Essery - 11/11/2020
1223 days ago
View commentsView articleBiden's victory: a eunuch presidency beckons
A Joe Biden presidency promises to be a return, not a progression. But a glance at the US electoral map suggests no easy pathway to political amnesia.
By Binoy Kampmark - 10/11/2020
2223 days ago
View commentsView articleWhat to do about the worst type of government: local
From the infamous Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall notoriety of New York City in the late 19th century, to the present, council maladministration, if not outright corruption, has too often been co-driver with council governance.
By Philip Lillingston - 10/11/2020
819 days ago
View commentsView articleDemocrats need to galvanise the working class to ensure future victories
As a Biden-Harris victory becomes apparent in the United States Presidential race it's well to consider the various stratum of voters and how they have determined the result.
By Tristan Ewins - 9/11/2020
925 days ago
View commentsView articleNormalization alone is not a path for Israeli-Palestinian peace
The normalization of relations between Israel and Sudan is another step forward toward the establishment of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 9/11/2020
1523 days ago
View commentsView articleClimate change, models, recent long-term temperature data and energy policy: is Covid-19 affecting our leading minds?
Having an opinion about climate change, let alone declaring it, is now the centre of personal, political and international disputes.
By Charles Essery - 6/11/2020
4923 days ago
View commentsView articleThe people's treaty
In 90 days the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force in internation law.
By Daryl Le Cornu - 6/11/2020
2825 days ago
View commentsView articleThe US Republic, Trump and the authoritarian fear-mongering club
It's an oxymoron with a long history: American democracy. In referring to the United States, it does not exist.
By Binoy Kampmark - 5/11/2020
1126 days ago
View commentsView articleI want my American dream back
Never has it occurred though to the multitude of Americans that one man, in four short years would nearly shatter everything that America stood for.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 5/11/2020
2527 days ago
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