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We mustn't normalise terror, so we've ritualised it instead

We mustn't normalise terror, so we've ritualised it instead

Bernard KeaneMar 24, 201727 Comments

The responses of the media and politicians to terrorism are now rituals played out despite the urging that we should never "normalise" terrorism. And that goes for mass surveillance too.

Reclaiming Mosul would change everything

Reclaiming Mosul would change everything

Professor Damien KingsburyFeb 27, 20174 Comments

And the Kurds will present an especially difficult problem.

Three things you don't understand about the Syrian war

Three things you don't understand about the Syrian war

Irfan YusufDec 19, 20167 Comments

For a start, the rebels are not one big happy family all fighting for a common notion of justice.

Rundle: Aleppo falls, and public moralising fades

Rundle: Aleppo falls, and public moralising fades

Guy RundleDec 16, 201617 Comments

Yet the waffling and throat-clearing continues.

Defence Department's link to extreme Israeli lobby group

Defence Department's link to extreme Israeli lobby group

Bernard KeaneOct 31, 20167 Comments

The taxpayer-funded defence think tank ASPI is collaborating with an extremist Israeli group that advocates keeping Islamic State and increasing settlements in Palestinian territory.

Essential: Trump second only to ISIS as a threat, Australians say

Essential: Trump second only to ISIS as a threat, Australians say

Bernard KeaneOct 25, 20163 Comments

Australians rate Islamic State as the greatest threat to peace and stability, but the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency is second.

Russia is winning the Syrian war

Russia is winning the Syrian war

Professor Damien KingsburyOct 3, 201614 Comments

The US is unlikely to engage in direct intervention, at least for several months, for three reasons.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeySep 30, 20163 Comments

Wyatt Roy's Middle East sojourn ... thanks for nothing ... sports-mad Parliament ...

Did Wyatt Roy break the law by ducking fire in Iraqi Kurdistan?

Did Wyatt Roy break the law by ducking fire in Iraqi Kurdistan?

Myriam RobinSep 30, 201610 Comments

Wyatt Roy has bizarrely traveled to Iraq, drawing condemnation from the government. Is his passport going to be cancelled?

What if our collective racism turned again to Asians?

What if our collective racism turned again to Asians?

Irfan YusufSep 22, 20167 Comments

It turns out 49% of Australians want to stop Muslims from immigrating. But what if they were convinced China's military were a much bigger threat than Islamic State (which it probably is)?

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