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Hinch's Senate Diary: the heartbreaking crisis I saw at the Syrian border

Hinch's Senate Diary: the heartbreaking crisis I saw at the Syrian border

Derryn HinchJul 31, 201710 Comments

The area Derryn Hinch was in is on the Australian government's official no-go list for tourists, but he was there as part of a parliamentary delegation with Save the Children.

Jokowi's new decree is only partly about curbing Islamist groups

Jokowi's new decree is only partly about curbing Islamist groups

Professor Damien KingsburyJul 14, 20173 Comments

Yes, Joko Widodo's decree against hardline Islamic groups is about stamping out terror-linked organisations. But it's also about saving his own political arse.

Yes, Australia's best bud Saudi Arabia is actively funding terrorism

Yes, Australia's best bud Saudi Arabia is actively funding terrorism

Michael SainsburyJul 7, 201719 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull -- or, at the very least, his own Foreign Minister Julie Bishop -- is signing up as a paid supporter of the country that effectively funded al-Qaeda and IS.

The Middle East is a mess, but it's not about to collapse into war

The Middle East is a mess, but it's not about to collapse into war

Professor Damien KingsburyJul 3, 201710 Comments

Should we worry about Syria? Islamic State? Qatar? Saudi Arabia? Yes, but that does not mean total war is imminent.

Crikey Worm: Liberal infighting over marriage equality, Crown employees guilty

Crikey Worm: Liberal infighting over marriage equality, Crown employees guilty

Cassidy KnowltonJun 27, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Conservative Liberals are not thrilled with Christopher Pyne's assurances on marriage equality, Crown employees to be freed from Chinese prison within months, and Trump finally (sorta) gets his travel ban. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.

'Tough-talking' Trump's new-found sycophancy to Saudi Arabia is hypocritical and pathetic

'Tough-talking' Trump's new-found sycophancy to Saudi Arabia is hypocritical and pathetic

Peter RodgersJun 1, 20174 Comments

Does this man know anything about history, including his own? Former Australian ambassador to Israel Peter Rodgers wonders at Trump's breathtaking ignorance.

The next terror attack could be on your Thailand or Bali holiday

The next terror attack could be on your Thailand or Bali holiday

Michael SainsburyMay 26, 20174 Comments

Militant Islamism is spreading like wildfire in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The Bali bombings will probably not be an isolated incident.

To understand the Manchester terror attack, look to Saudi Arabia

To understand the Manchester terror attack, look to Saudi Arabia

Professor Damien KingsburyMay 24, 201716 Comments

The West must understand that the type of unchallenged hegemony it enjoyed for a few brief years following the end of the Cold War was but a brief moment in history and has now ended.

Why ISIS fighters should be allowed back into Australia

Why ISIS fighters should be allowed back into Australia

Irfan YusufMay 18, 20173 Comments

Neil Prakash is returning to Australia. Here's why that could be a good thing for our fight against extremism.

Actual soldier refutes Devine in the value of women in combat

Actual soldier refutes Devine in the value of women in combat

Josh TaylorApr 5, 201716 Comments

Gender diversity is not a PC buzzword -- it saves lives and wins wars, a senior Defence servicewoman has said.