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Topic: Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
Did Wyatt Roy break the law by ducking fire in Iraqi Kurdistan?

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

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

Australia to take in 12,000 Syrian refugees, while bombing Syria

Australia to take in 12,000 Syrian refugees, while bombing Syria

Australia has announced it will take in 12,000 Syrian refugees this year.

Abbott’s ‘evil’ dead set from the Middle Ages

Abbott’s ‘evil’ dead set from the Middle Ages

Our PM used to be able to explain foreign policy without invoking Satan. Not so much anymore.

Essential: Voters split on Iraq, ABC most trusted institution

Essential: Voters split on Iraq, ABC most trusted institution

Voters oppose an increase in Australia's role in Iraq, and the ABC is the country's most trusted institution, Essential Report shows.

By ignoring Muslim voices, Australia is losing the war on terror

By ignoring Muslim voices, Australia is losing the war on terror

Our government's tendency to treat radicalised Muslims as somehow worse than radicalised Christians has squandered the trust of the Islamic community, writes lawyer, author and commentator Irfan Yusuf.

Islamic State, homicidal click-bait and the politics of snuff films

Islamic State, homicidal click-bait and the politics of snuff films

Real world violence can too often take on a false cinematic quality for those trying to understand and prevent it. It's about time we went off-script.

Rundle: Iraq on the brink will change the world, for good or ill

Rundle: Iraq on the brink will change the world, for good or ill

Crikey's writer-at-large ponders the next stage in the crisis unfolding in Iraq -- a situation where the world will not come out as it went in.

The deadly cast of characters in Iraq’s lethal ISIS game

The deadly cast of characters in Iraq’s lethal ISIS game

What is Turkey's end game? What with the European Union do? Crikey's writer-at-large introduces the motivations behind the stakeholders in the current crisis in Iraq.

Rundle: Advance of militants in Iraq means the end of the West as we know it

Rundle: Advance of militants in Iraq means the end of the West as we know it

The recent arrival in Iraq of the ultra-Islamist group ISIS marks the end of the hegemonic West.