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Crikey Worm: Manus images released

Max Chalmers November 10, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Islamic State loses its foothold in Syria, and Coalition conservatives hatch a plan to delay a marriage equality vote in parliament. Plus, activist group GetUp has released pictures and video from inside the Manus detention centre. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

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 Hinch July 31, 2017 10 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.

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

Professor Damien Kingsbury July 3, 2017 10 Comments

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

Should we trust Trump more than Putin on Syria’s chemical weapons?

Crikey April 18, 2017 6 Comments

Between Trump and Putin, only one is widely believed to be paranoid, volatile, shallow, and a morally compromised individual, writes ANU public policy professor Ramesh Thakur.

In asymmetrical diplomacy, Russia holds all the cards

Professor Damien Kingsbury April 12, 2017 12 Comments

Is there a way for Donald Trump to institute regime change in Syria while still saving face?

Bashar al-Assad’s next move

Crikey April 11, 2017 10 Comments

Bashar al-Assad has never shown that he cares how long the war lasts and how many more die in agonising circumstances, writes former Australian ambassador in Syria Ross Burns.

LEAKED: minutes from Russian cabinet meeting following Syrian airstrike

Crikey April 11, 2017 3 Comments

Want to know what (or rather, who) Russian President Vladimir Putin is truly scared of?

Rundle: Syrian airstrikes won’t lead to World War III

Guy Rundle April 10, 2017 28 Comments

There is very little else Trump could have done, as far as domestic politics goes, other than hit back after a chemical attack.

Syria allows Trump the establishment love he craves

Bernard Keane April 10, 2017 16 Comments

The one constant in Donald Trump's policy confusion is his craving for establishment love.

Rundle: Syria’s chemical weapons pose an impossible quandary for Trump

Guy Rundle April 6, 2017 27 Comments

Donald Trump says Syria has crossed "many lines" with use of chemical weapons, but what will he actually do about it?