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East Timor, 17 years on: a troubled past, a fragile future

Professor Damien KingsburyAug 30, 20161 Comment

Although East Timor is doing much better than it was, it is still very fragile. And the Timor Sea dispute could undo much of the progress that has been made.

Rundle: the end of two-party politics

Rundle: the end of two-party politics

Guy RundleAug 30, 201614 Comments

Whoever can reformulate their party in a way that promises some new synthesis of global vs communal, open vs closed systems, becomes the legitimate representative of modernity

He saved my life in Afghanistan. So why did Australia want to send him to Nauru?

He saved my life in Afghanistan. So why did Australia want to send him to Nauru?

John MartinkusAug 26, 2016

Many people in Afghanistan risked their lives and their families to help foreign journalists. But foreign correspondent John Martinkus says after the West has no need for such people anymore, we often leave them to be killed.

Foreign policy white paper a test of Bishop's mettle -- and China's

Foreign policy white paper a test of Bishop's mettle -- and China's

Michael SainsburyAug 26, 20163 Comments

Julie Bishop is trying to claw back foreign policy from the security agencies.

Is Cannes' burkini ban so different from Bondi's bikini one?

Is Cannes' burkini ban so different from Bondi's bikini one?

Michael BradleyAug 25, 201611 Comments

Parts of France have banned the modest Muslim swimming costume known as the "burkini". Is forcing women to disrobe in public really the way to stop radical Islam? Lawyer and author Michael Bradley looks at parallels to Bondi's infamous bikini ban in the 1950s.

Clinton isn’t just ‘one of the girls’ – powerful women do not feel your pain

Clinton isn’t just ‘one of the girls’ – powerful women do not feel your pain

Helen RazerAug 23, 201613 Comments

Powerful women appropriate the rhetoric of liberal feminism to further their own destructive agendas.

Rundle: at Long Tan, genocidal aggressors lose their right to a memorial

Rundle: at Long Tan, genocidal aggressors lose their right to a memorial

Guy RundleAug 22, 201635 Comments

The Vietnam War was racist and genocidal at its essence -- and we cannot ignore that character any longer.

How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

Bernard KeaneAug 19, 20165 Comments

Our intelligence agencies are supposed to keep us safe -- so why do they deliberately keep IT security flaws secret from users?

The disaster of Cambodia, the so-called hope for Australia's refugees

The disaster of Cambodia, the so-called hope for Australia's refugees

Michael SainsburyAug 19, 2016

The political situation in Cambodia has gone from bad to worse. You can bet no more refugees from Nauru will be choosing to relocate there.

Rundle: the working class is marooned, thus cometh Trump

Rundle: the working class is marooned, thus cometh Trump

Guy RundleAug 18, 201613 Comments

The Trump movement is carried by a white working class, abandoned 20 years ago, and which has no politically significant space to occupy in post-millennial culture.

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