Crikey November 26, 2013 6 Comments
The Abbott government has changed tack on the Middle East, taking a more strident pro-Israel approach at the UN in the past fortnight. So why have they kept so quiet about it, and why aren't questions being asked?
Shakira Hussein July 18, 2013 17 Comments
Pakistani education advocate Malala Youseffzai did not let an attack by the Taliban silence her. Her reward? A backlash, laden with conspiracy theories and victim-bashing.
Crikey Intern November 29, 2012 2 Comments
Australia's policy on asylum seekers has been strongly criticised -- but does it actually breach the UN's Refugee Convention? Crikey intern Rose Moloney investigates.
Crikey November 29, 2012
The Prime Minister needs to take advice from people who understand international relations. On Israel it looks like she has done the opposite, writes retired diplomat Bruce Haigh.
Professor Damien Kingsbury November 23, 2012
With Australia drawing down troops, the still-fragile nation of East Timor will soon be left to fend for itself. There are plenty of challenges for the country's ageing leadership ahead.
Crikey June 22, 2012 10 Comments
The Rio+20 conference on the environment is a zombie summit, shuffling through its paces dead-eyed, toothless, empty-handed, writes Peter Christoff, associate professor of environmental policy at the University of Melbourne.
Crikey September 22, 2011 5 Comments
In the eyes of Palestinians direct negotiations have become delegitimised, writes Nigel O’Connor writes from Ramallah.
Crikey September 1, 2010
A United Nations conference is underway in Melbourne this week to examine progress on its anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals. Is the UN doing enough to improve global health? Tamzin Byrne investigates for Croakey.
Crikey August 27, 2010 12 Comments
The UN Committee that monitors breaches of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (the CERD Committee) will report on its examination of Australia this weekend.