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ASIS chief raises fist -- and hackles -- with Duterte

ASIS chief raises fist -- and hackles -- with Duterte

Bernard KeaneAug 23, 2017

The head of Australia's foreign intelligence service has alarmed intelligence circles with an error of judgment in his meeting with strongman Rodrigo Duterte.

Happy warmonger Trump joins the circle of a perpetual war

Happy warmonger Trump joins the circle of a perpetual war

Bernard KeaneAug 23, 201713 Comments

While the foreign policy establishment applauds Trump's conversion to military intervention, they never ask the question of why the War on Terror has been such a spectacular failure.

Rudd and Abbott agree on this extremely impractical idea

Rudd and Abbott agree on this extremely impractical idea

Charlie LewisAug 22, 20175 Comments

Our two most famously helpful former prime ministers have weighed into the possibility of war with North Korea by suggesting we invest in a missile defence system. Are they right this time?

Greenwald: Trump black hole distorts the politics that surround him

Greenwald: Trump black hole distorts the politics that surround him

Helen RazerAug 22, 20176 Comments

Helen Razer continues her discussion with Glenn Greenwald, explicating how Trump's excessive personality distracts from the political framework that props him up.

Rundle: Bannon's exit leaves power and ideas vacuum in Trump's White House

Rundle: Bannon's exit leaves power and ideas vacuum in Trump's White House

Guy RundleAug 21, 201723 Comments

Steve Bannon's departure marks the end of considered policy making in the White House, however nefarious. The directionless remains could be a threat not for what they can get done but for the political void they create.

Rundle: more bollocks broadcast about WikiLeaks

Rundle: more bollocks broadcast about WikiLeaks

Guy RundleAug 18, 201720 Comments

Another day, another WikiLeaks beat up. Guy Rundle dissects the latest headline which cried conspiracy.

Barcelona attack: La Rambla vulnerable as public attraction

Barcelona attack: La Rambla vulnerable as public attraction

Damien KingsburyAug 18, 20176 Comments

The La Rambla attack in Barcelona tragically shows the adaptive capabilities of terrorists.

Rundle: Trump giving voice to America's white nationalist past (and present)

Rundle: Trump giving voice to America's white nationalist past (and present)

Guy RundleAug 16, 201728 Comments

Donald Trump all but rescinded his initial condemnation of the Charlottesville horrors. Knowingly or otherwise, his actions are playing into a white, Christian nationalism that has a deep rooted history in America.

Who said it, Donald Trump or Kim Jong-un?

Charlie LewisAug 16, 20172 Comments

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have been playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship. Can you identify which grandiose, terrifying statement comes from which egomaniac?

Who said it, Donald Trump or North Korea?

Who said it, Donald Trump or North Korea?

Charlie LewisAug 16, 20171 Comment

Malcolm Turnbull has made a point of agreeing with Donald Trump on the subject of North Korea. But with the despotic regime matching Trump's rhetoric for reckless bombast, can you tell which is which?