September, 2014

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Scots stay put, but there are others in the queue

, Sep 22, 2014

Despite a resounding win for the unionists in Scotland, other regions around the world seeking independence, like Catalonia and Kurdistan, remain hopeful.
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Rundle: while we manufacture IS panic, a real virus is threatening the world

, Sep 11, 2014

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Will the arrival of a possible Ebola case in the Gold Coast reset global priorities? Don't hold what's left of your breath.
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Rundle: why Libya was different

, Aug 05, 2014

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Increased hostilities in Libya have some wondering if Western powers should not have intervened. But Crikey's writer-at-large believed then -- and believes now -- it was a good idea.
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Why we’ve lost interest in the Nigerian schoolgirls, 100 days on

, Jul 24, 2014

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It has been 100 days since the Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped. What did #BringBackOurGirls achieve, and where has the outrage gone? United Nations adviser Robert Johnson writes from Nairobi.
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Egypt’s distrust of Hamas strains Palestinian ties

, Jul 22, 2014

Could Egypt be doing more to broker a peace deal between Israel and Gazan militants? Rachel Williamson, freelance journalist in Cairo, says although Egypt used to support the Palestinian cause, its fear of Hamas has caused it to take a step back.
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Brazilians would be protesting against the Cup — but there’s soccer to watch

, Jul 03, 2014

When Brazilians watch soccer, they are not individuals watching sport. They are a heaving, unified glorious mass with a single mind -- and who can protest when that sort of thing is going on? Crikey's man on the ground Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.
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Viva Rio! A field guide to recognising the tourists of the Cup

, Jul 02, 2014

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The sunburnt, drunk tourists of the World Cup are having the time of their lives. But they're certainly not seeing the real Brazil. Freelance writer Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.
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World Cup: the upside to three straight losses

, Jun 24, 2014

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Australia lost all of its World Cup matches and is on the plane home -- but Aussie freelance writer Django Merope Synge, who's in Rio for the tournament, has drunk the Kool Aid and sees the positives.
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Gooooooooooaaaaaaal! Rio’s riches in the most expensive World Cup

, Jun 18, 2014

This year's World Cup is expected to cost the Brazilian government a whopping $14 billion, but it could be worth $30 billion to the country's GDP. And don't forget the sponsors. Crikey intern Jake Stevens follows the money ...
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Even al-Qaeda thinks schoolgirl kidnappers Boko Haram too violent

, May 13, 2014

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The Western media is (belatedly) outraged over the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls. But an international reaction is exactly what terrorist group Boko Haram wants, writes UN adviser Robert Johnson in Nairobi.
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#BringBackOurGirls a familiar song, but feminist chorus could be lethal

, May 12, 2014

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The Western media is finally paying attention to (one sensationalist, emotional story in) Africa. But our focus on #BringBackOurGirls may have got 300 people killed.
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In Cuiaba, Australia’s field of dreams, they’re sick of the Cup already

, Apr 02, 2014

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The World Cup starts in just a few months. But Dan Moss, an Australian freelance journalist in Cuiaba, says Brazil is nowhere near ready to host the showcase of the world game.
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The new tri-polar world: why Russia can do whatever it likes

, Mar 27, 2014

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The United States is effectively powerless in the empire-building of Russia. There's three sherifs in the world right now, and America might not even be the most influential.
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Follow Friday: @bloggingsbyboz, who has both eyes on Latin America

, Mar 07, 2014

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If you want to understand Latin America, James Bosworth's Twitter feed is a very good place to start. The strategic analyst is Crikey's latest Follow Friday story.
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Follow Friday: @ClairMacD, our woman in Monrovia

, Feb 28, 2014

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What's an Australian journalist doing in Liberia? Clair MacDougall is fascinated by the "deeply complex" nation and coverage of Africa broadly. The intrepid freelance is worth a follow.
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Arriba! Why are we a trendy destination for Latin American students?

, Feb 14, 2014

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Think you're hearing more Spanish on George Street? You're not imagining things -- the number of Latin American students studying in Australia is soaring. Crikey intern Isabel Filgueiras looks at why.
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Is Australia complicit in the Tamil genocide? The tribunal is in

, Jan 07, 2014

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A tribunal of academics and activists has found the Sri Lankan government guilty of the genocide of its Tamil minority. Retired diplomat Bruce Haigh was at the tribunal as an expert witness and asks: is Australia also to blame?
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How South Sudan fell apart so quickly — and how it might be saved

, Jan 06, 2014

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South Sudan has been in a vulnerable position since its independence in 2011, and there is no clear end in sight to the sectarian violence. How does the fledgling nation move forward?
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Razer’s class warfare: Nelson Mandela and giving violence a chance

, Dec 12, 2013

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Let's stop banging on about forgiveness and peace. Nelson Mandela was locked up for being a terrorist -- and sometimes armed rebellion is the only way to bring about change.
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Dancing for Mandela in Durban, where grief crept up slowly

, Dec 09, 2013

In Durban, the people danced as they grieved for Nelson Mandela. But emotions at the site of his imprisonment spilled over. Australian writer and academic Michael Richardson reports.