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View commentsView articleCould 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
1132 mins ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
225 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
106 hours ago
View commentsView articleHigh 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
628 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
43 days ago
View commentsView articleIndia 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
53 days ago
View commentsView articleShould 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
84 days ago
View commentsView articleWeather, 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
34 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
272 days ago
View commentsView articleEconomic 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
64 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy 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
1723 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
135 days ago
View commentsView articleReply 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
28 days ago
View commentsView articleUN 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
79 days ago
View commentsView articleBitcoin 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
35 days ago
View commentsView articleVaccine 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
244 days ago
View commentsView articleBiden 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
125 days ago
View commentsView articleIndia’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
79 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia 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
149 days ago
View commentsView articleTwo 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
1111 days ago
View commentsView articleMessianic 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
1111 days ago
View commentsView articleCCP'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
613 days ago
View commentsView articleHow 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
219 days ago
View commentsView article‘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
138 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
1712 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia 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
109 days ago
View commentsView articleCan you keep a secret?
A story of private hospitals co-located within public hospitals in South Australia.
By Sue Charlton - 8/9/2021
317 days ago
View commentsView articlePatriotic 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
1018 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy 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
69 days ago
View commentsView articleNadia 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
718 days ago
View commentsView articleBennett 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
519 days ago
View commentsView articleFrom 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
5118 days ago
View commentsView articleShould 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
721 days ago
View commentsView articleInterstate 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
419 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia 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
2220 days ago
View commentsView articleLessons 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
1216 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
414 days ago
View commentsView articleTaliban, 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
224 days ago
View commentsView articleWe 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
722 days ago
View commentsView articleChina 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
424 days ago
View commentsView articleLockdowns 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
1118 days ago
View commentsView articleIsrael 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
425 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
225 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
1126 days ago
View commentsView articleThe cycle begins anew in North Korea
Does the appearance of change in North Korea mean anything?
By Felix Imonti - 30/8/2021
126 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia 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
926 days ago
View commentsView articleWho 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
129 days ago
View commentsView articleClass 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
624 days ago
View commentsView articleDon’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
730 days ago
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