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Happy warmonger Trump joins the circle of a perpetual war

Bernard Keane August 23, 2017 18 Comments

While the foreign policy establishment applauds Trump's conversion to military intervention, they never ask the question of why the War on Terror has been such a spectacular failure.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey September 19, 2016 6 Comments

Eddie Hayson's weird homophobic rant ... eggplant wars ... F-35 fuel tanks collapsing ...

Turnbull wants to bring in indefinite detention

Josh Taylor July 25, 2016 15 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull has flagged tough new anti-terrorism laws that could mean convicted terrorists are jailed indefinitely.

Chilcot Inquiry: how Blair deliberately made the terror threat worse

Bernard Keane July 7, 2016 22 Comments

Tony Blair deliberately made his country less safe from the threat of terrorism in an effort to make a political point, the Chilcot Inquiry shows.

ABC takes up arms in the culture war over ‘radical Islam’ tweet

Myriam Robin June 16, 2016 2 Comments

Is it the job of the public broadcaster to weigh in on official channels about the term "radical Islam"?

Turnbull contradicts the ‘slaughter our way to peace’ crowd

Bernard Keane November 19, 2015 29 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's comments on Syria reflect an understanding of context and the role of western foreign policy in creating terrorism. Both are anathema to the hard Right.

How the West can defeat Islamic State

Crikey November 18, 2015 7 Comments

From unilateral military action to involving Syria and Russia, there are numerous theories as to the best way to defeat the terrorist threat of Islamic State.

Rundle: Reece Harding was a hero, this government a sleazy absurdity

Rundle: Reece Harding was a hero, this government a sleazy absurdity

Guy Rundle July 1, 2015 22 Comments

If we think Islamic State is the epitome of evil and must be stopped, why do we then threaten those who try to stop it?

Recruitment, arms, motivation: what the West is doing for terrorism

Recruitment, arms, motivation: what the West is doing for terrorism

Bernard Keane June 9, 2015 22 Comments

The War on Terror is all about the West helping recruit terrorists and arming them. Mistake or design?

Australia’s Iraq ‘stalemate’ still stimulating terrorist recruitment

Australia’s Iraq ‘stalemate’ still stimulating terrorist recruitment

Bernard Keane May 20, 2015 17 Comments

Australia now finds itself embedded in a "stalemate" in Iraq, at best, while apparently determined to ensure disillusioned jihadis stay there.