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|Could the French go nuclear for us?|
It is our only weapon that presently can destroy an enemy in and around its home bases with anti-ship missiles and port denial mines.
By Mike Clarke - 24/9/2021
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|The critical questions Scott Morrison must ask the PNG prime minister|
It is increasingly apparent that the overall PNG response to the virus, and the state of the nation's health system, put our closest neighbour on the cusp of a crisis.
By Jeffrey Wall - 24/9/2021
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|The importance of American military might to Australia and the Asia-Pacific|
Australia is not alone with its need for US military support as many nations are increasingly wary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) which openly expresses its nationalist desire to dominate the international economy.
By Chris Lewis - 23/9/2021
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|High Court puts muzzle on Facebook trolls|
There's a need to continue the overhaul of Australia's defamation laws after a High Court ruling found that Australians with Facebook or other social media pages could be held legally liable for defamatory comments posted on their sites.
By Nicole Murdoch - 23/9/2021
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|The occupation severely endangers, not enhances, Israel's national security|
The Israeli argument against the establishment of a Palestinian state on the grounds of national security concerns is baseless.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 22/9/2021
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|India walks a tightrope between China and the Indo-Pacific |
India has in the past largely ignored maritime security, but has now decided to play a crucial role.
By Sudhanshu Tripathi - 22/9/2021
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|Should we bother about the UN’s International Day of Peace today?|
Amazingly, over the several hundreds of thousands of years of human history, peace ruled over 99% of the time and warfare was simply unknown.
By Andris Heks - 21/9/2021
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|Weather, climate and model madness|
Weather or climate? It pays to know the difference before we slaughter our economy on the climate alarm altar.
By Viv Forbes - 21/9/2021
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|The Anglo unilateralists strike|
It would have been more accurate to say that President Donald Trump's coarse, business board room model was simply too much of a shock for those familiarly comfortable with guile, deception and dissimulation.
By Binoy Kampmark - 20/9/2021
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|Economic growth, population and influence (power)|
Almost all of the world's projected population growth will come from Asia (not including China) and Africa. Population changes in the rest of the world pale into insignificance compared to this growth.
By Guy Hallowes - 20/9/2021
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|Why I am not a theologically liberal person|
Therefore, the UCA, in supporting same-sex marriage and the anti-supernaturalism of theological liberalism promotes heresy. This heretical poison will destroy the potential of any church or denomination for growth.
By Spencer Gear - 20/9/2021
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|The immediate challenges AUKUS faces in our immediate region|
My latest information is that the Daru fish factory is NOT dead at all, and is in fact being pursued by the PRC embassy, and fisheries companies, with the provincial and local level government in the Western Province.
By Jeffrey Wall - 17/9/2021
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|Reply to Elizabeth Farrelly: suburbia not Kulturstadt |
Having just read a column of hers slamming the proposed high-rise tower complex for inner-city Pyrmont's Fish Market site, it was amusing to see her bash the other end of the spectrum. Where would Farrelly have people live?
By John Muscat - 17/9/2021
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|UN claims to 'climate truth' impossible|
So why do more philosophers not speak out about these problems, errors that are diverting the public from properly considering the various arguments presented?
By Tom Harris - 16/9/2021
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|Bitcoin the Messiah: El Salvador goes crypto|
Given Latin America's long history of fiscal instability, banking collapses, and failed economic advisors, bitcoin promises an unorthodox form of insulation from shock.
By Binoy Kampmark - 16/9/2021
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|Vaccine passport opens the door to ugly segregation|
Recent polls suggest most Australians support vaccine passports. History is however littered with examples of a temporary popular opinion being dead wrong.
By Campbell Newman and John Ruddick - 15/9/2021
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|Biden can change the course of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict|
It takes bold US leadership to effect a change in the Israeli-Palestinian discourse, and Biden may well be the right president at the right time.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 15/9/2021
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|India’s failed strategy in Afghanistan – exposed by the Taliban|
Pakistan’s intelligence agency has successfully delivered a great victory for Pakistan, and embarrassment and defeat for India.
By Syed Atiq ul Hassan - 14/9/2021
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|Australia needs to reconsider the acquisition of nuclear weapons|
Former Indonesian army four-star general and minister for maritime affairs and investment has been reported as saying Indonesia is underestimated because it doesn't have nuclear weapons.
By Murray Hunter - 14/9/2021
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|Two score years ago|
In these memories, the passengers and crew of Flight 93 must always have an honored place. Here the intended targets became the instruments of rescue.
By George Bush - 13/9/2021
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|Messianic failure: pursuing the GWOT Jabberwock|
The Global War on Terrorism, is some two decades old, and it has revealed little by way of benefit for anybody other than military industrialists, hate preachers and jingoists.
By Binoy Kampmark - 13/9/2021
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|CCP's 'Noble Center' abounds in faults and challenges PNG and international governance|
Both firms reported to PNG Ports that there were dozens of serious defects in the construction, many of them with significant fire safety and structural implications.
By Jeffrey Wall - 10/9/2021
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|How the football codes in liberal democracies confronted racism|
Nowhere is the racism in sport issue better understood than in the US given that the African American population has been around 10-12 per cent since 1890.
By Chris Lewis - 10/9/2021
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|‘People will die’ defence of lockdown is no longer enough|
The cruching of rights and freedoms is a catastrophe. Victoria needs to learn to live with COVID.
By Mirko Bagaric - 9/9/2021
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|The path to alternative truth|
It has come as a great surprise that public discourse can now be judged as entering a
By Peter Sellick - 9/9/2021
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|Australia is spending up to $25 million for each Covid life saved|
Australia has gone harder than almost any other nation to save lives through lockdowns but there are some terrifying costs behind the stats.
By Neil Pharaoh - 8/9/2021
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|Can you keep a secret? |
A story of private hospitals co-located within public hospitals in South Australia.
By Sue Charlton - 8/9/2021
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|Patriotic snitch: Bob Hawke as US informant|
In June, a rather unremarkable revelation was made that Hawke had been something of an errand boy for the US imperium, a spiller of the beans and something of what Australians would call a 'dobber'.
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/9/2021
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|Why does Pakistan play the role of villain in the Afghan theatre-of-cruelty?|
The spectacular free-fall of the Afghan government iterates a tell-tale historical pattern of upheavals in Afghan history.
By Ehsan Stanizai - 7/9/2021
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|Nadia Bartel: some shaming is a good thing|
More importantly, it is good for the community but needs to avoid turning into a public shaming pile-on.
By Rob Cover - 6/9/2021
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|Bennett kowtows to Biden and jettisons Trump|
It has taken just two months for Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to abandon implementing his 10 years old policy calling for Israel to unilaterally extend its sovereignty into 60% of Judea and Samaria.
By David Singer - 6/9/2021
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|From vaccine passports to vaccine apartheid|
Vaccine apartheid, whether proposed by governments or various commercial and not-for profits serves no good point. And if there is no point, then it is an infringement on basic human rights.
By Graham Young - 3/9/2021
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|Should Australia offer to take over Papua New Guinea’s failed health system?|
Australia can make a compelling case given our historic association with Papua New Guinea, our enduring people-to-people relationship, and the fact we are easily the most generous aid contributor to our closest neighbour.
By Jeffrey Wall - 3/9/2021
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|Interstate migration: behind the headlines|
Interstate migration is one of those news stories that media networks love because of the easy headlines and 'human interest' angles.
By Ross Elliott - 3/9/2021
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|Australia must stay resolute against authoritarian China|
The idea that the Chinese Communist Party would soften its ways as the country grew richer and richer was always the stuff of dreamland.
By Chris Lewis - 2/9/2021
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|Lessons from Afghanistan|
A second lesson is that non democratic powers will support each other. International powers ready to accept the Taliban are Russia and China.
By Peter Bowden - 2/9/2021
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|The Kamala Harris’ hollow visit to South-East Asia|
Harris' China narrative seems to have drifted away from the Biden doctrine
By Murray Hunter - 1/9/2021
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|Taliban, CCP and the world|
On August 15, 2021 the Taliban staged a stunning comeback. On the same date in 1945 China won its war of resistance against Japan.
By Chin Jin - 1/9/2021
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|We must not allow the Republicans to destroy our basic values|
We have been criticizing the Republican leadership over many issues, beginning with the fact that they have systematically opposed any legislation advanced by Democrats that would better the lives of American people.
By Alon Ben-Meir and Sam Ben-Meir - 1/9/2021
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|China has courted the Taliban for years|
On the next day after Kabul fell to the Taliban, Chinese state media began capitalizing on the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan to taunt Taiwan.
By Lionel Te-Chen Chiou - 31/8/2021
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|Lockdowns reduce infection rates, but only for a few weeks|
Research studies have not found associations between lockdowns and reduced mortality outcomes over the course of an epidemic wave.
By Michael Tomlinson - 31/8/2021
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|Israel boosts Biden's image while blunting UN and EU Jew-bashing |
Israel's decision follows CIA Director William Burns holding separate meetings in Israel with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Defence Minister Benny Gantz.
By David Singer - 31/8/2021
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|The neocons speak: Afghanistan as political real estate|
Despite the withdrawal, Blair suggested that options were available to 'the West' which needed some 'tangible demonstration' that it was not in 'retreat'.
By Binoy Kampmark - 30/8/2021
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|The danger from shambolic clots in NSW is greater today than ever before|
'Many people argued that elimination was impossible. Well, they were wrong. New Zealand did eliminate COVID-19, and so did several other countries - including China.'
By Arthur Dent - 30/8/2021
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|The cycle begins anew in North Korea|
Does the appearance of change in North Korea mean anything?
By Felix Imonti - 30/8/2021
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|Australia has a unque opportunity to help Papua New Guinea reverse declining living standards|
One of the flaws in our policy approach to Papua New Guinea in particular is the belief that funding
By Jeffrey Wall - 27/8/2021
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|Who is Anwar Ibrahim?|
There has been no other politician in Malaysia who is as polarizing as Anwar Ibrahim. Does he have what it takes to be a reform prime minister?
By Murray Hunter - 27/8/2021
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|Class action lawsuit a border fiasco option|
But media say the NSW Government refused to move the border into the Tweed to help locals caught up in the border restrictions. It's this refusal that could be the trigger for a class action lawsuit.
By Bruce Simmonds - 26/8/2021
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|Don’t deal with Iran|
The JCPOA was a foolish manoeuvre when it was enacted in 2015 and seeking to revive it is foolish now.
By Slater Bakhtavar - 26/8/2021
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