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July 15, 2019
In 2013, Witness K's Canberra home was raided as well as the office of Mr. Collaery. Both were charged with revealing state secrets and Witness K had his passport seized.
International - Warren Reed - 1 comment
The conflict between Donald Trump and Iran is a long drawn out affair, initiated by the United States, and has lasted almost ¾ of a century.
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Friday, July 12, 2019

US grievances are justified given China’s intellectual property theft, industrial subsidies, forced technology transfer and digital rules with regard to e-commerce.
International - Chris Lewis - 18 comments
If Malaysia aspires to be a democracy then the Special Branch is out of control.
International - Murray Hunter - 3 comments

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Even at 30% penetration, the high estimate for nuclear (US$192 / megawatt-hour (MWh)) is far higher than the high estimates for coal ($144), solar PV ($88), onshore wind ($84), and gas ($75).
Environment - Jim Green - 13 comments
Promoting favoured causes by ignoring inconvenient truths and/or alternative views is not true investigative journalism.
Media - Mark Poynter - 26 comments

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The nuclear call doing the rounds in Canberra is a bit of old man's bravado, and a glowering approach to the non-proliferation thrust of the current international regime.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 13 comments
Political corruption, organized crime, and inequality, coupled with domestic tensions caused by the major political parties in Albania, gave further credence to the EU's decision to postpone accession negotiations.
International - Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 3 comments

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The word 'empire' never really caught on, sealed fast from the cognitive capacities of the US academic and policy establishment.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 6 comments
It seems the preferred way to foster “religious peace” is to pander to the hotheads.
Law & Liberties - Laurence Maher - 14 comments

Monday, July 8, 2019

The two words are now used almost interchangeably, which is a pity, and both are used much more frequently than they were fifty years ago.
Society - Don Aitkin - 9 comments
The fact that they are largely unregulated is allowing problems to fester, including unsafe conditions, exposure to extremist teachings and especially child sexual abuse by ustazes, or teachers.
International - Murray Hunter - 1 comment

Friday, July 5, 2019

To add some perspective, a 25-pack of Marlboro now costs an eye-watering $34.95. That's $12,757 per year for a pack-a-day smoker.
Health - David Leyonhjelm - 33 comments
Gaza's civilian population has paid a heavy price for the indiscriminate targeting of Israeli population centres with thousands of missiles and incendiary balloons.
International - David Singer - 34 comments

Thursday, July 4, 2019

It hasn't escaped the attention of the North Koreans that the Trump Administration needs a deal for the election.
International - Murray Hunter - 8 comments
Peterson argues that ‘the Equity Doctrine …. has gone too far’.
Society - Tristan Ewins - 61 comments

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Financial disasters arising out of the crisis of 2008 were as much a product of rapacious banking practices as they were regulatory sloth.
Economics - Binoy Kampmark
The recent downing by Iran of a US drone in the Persian Gulf, together with bomb attacks on tankers nearby, has once again put the world on the brink of war.
International - Max Atkinson - 10 comments

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

How can we guard against harmful or hateful speech when freedom of speech is highly cherished in democratic societies?
Law & Liberties - Rivka Witenberg - 33 comments
Migrants to the US are released throughout the country without undergoing basic medical examinations and tests for infectious diseases.
International - Patrick Basham - 4 comments

Monday, July 1, 2019

Both sides can claim ( and fully believe) that they are virtuous, that they in the right, and the opposing viewpoint is in the wrong.
Law & Liberties - Peter Bowden - 55 comments
Saudi Arabia's CEO Amin Nasr's message to the press that oil flows to the market are guaranteed, should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Economics - Cyril Widdershoven - 6 comments

Friday, June 28, 2019

Scientists like Lindzen, Happer, Curry, Kininmonth and Paltridge in our country, and many others around the world, cannot be dismissed as ignorant, so the orthodoxy simply takes no notice of them.
Environment - Don Aitkin - 19 comments
Trump sticks to another traditional theme of US foreign policy, praising the people a policy punishes even as it seeks to distance them from the leadership.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 3 comments

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The agnostic Latham defends freedom of religion and freedom of speech for Christians, but the Christian PM cowardly refuses to make a comment.
Law & Liberties - Augusto Zimmermann - 56 comments

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

ndeed, if we look at the best proxy for long-term climate-change - the Central England Temperature record - we see that the end of the 20th century is very far from unusual with several periods of similar scale change.
Science & Technology - Don Aitkin - 31 comments
Mass market surveillance, much of it manufactured in the private sector, the ubiquity of spyware, and the ease with which such material can be acquired, has eclipsed such quibbles.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 3 comments

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

With 'institutionalization' you get up when you're told to; you eat when you're told to; you go to bed when you're told to.
Domestic Politics - Tristan Ewins - 28 comments
A once-tolerant Malay society has been subsumed into a theocracy.
International - Murray Hunter - 5 comments

Monday, June 24, 2019

The central question nevertheless remains: how to increase the quantum of public funds available for investment in new infrastructure?
Economics - Flavio Romano - 7 comments
If you've said or done anything on the scale of remotely off-taste to glaringly stupid, you'll be raked over the coals for it. Even if it was when you were young and silly.
Law & Liberties - Sonia Bowditch - 18 comments

Friday, June 21, 2019

Abbott blocked good policy; It wasn't without reason that he earned the nickname 'Dr No'. Now Labor has a right to block sweeping tax cuts that will indirectly hurt millions of its constituents.
Economics - Tristan Ewins - 26 comments
Why is every proposal to develop an outback mine, dam, irrigation scheme or a real power station now labelled 'controversial' by the ABC and opposed by the ALP/Greens?
Nation Building - Viv Forbes - 23 comments
Malaysia has also been able to successfully maintain a balance between a competing China and the US in the region through a pseudo-non-alignment.
International - Murray Hunter - 3 comments

Thursday, June 20, 2019

If the world is going to get the energy revolution it requires, it needs realistic energy policies that are scientifically sound and promote a fuel that provides plentiful energy on demand, while doing the least harm to nature. That fuel is nuclear.
Environment - Wade Allison - 42 comments
The worship of the Church remakes an enchanted word in which strangers from another time and place become our forefathers and in which God comes to dwell with His people.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 14 comments

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The second Convention of Peking, signed on June 9, 1898 was never recognised either by the Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek nor Mao Zedong's victorious communists.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 6 comments
We can learn lessons from cities like Paris, but we must be alert to the dangers in importing solutions that might work well elsewhere but aren't well matched to local circumstances.
Nation Building - Alan Davies - 5 comments
Two weeks ago, a 29-year-old Roma woman was physically attacked in the middle of the day in Kosovo, after a false accusation.
International - Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 7 comments

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The consequence of turning formerly estuarine lakes into man-made fresh water lakes is that annually 900GL of precious fresh water evaporates from the lakes, instead of sea water.
Environment - Max Rheese - 12 comments
Reform must tackle the 'state of mind' that engulfs Malaysian public universities to make them relevant to contemporary society and regionally competitive.
Education - Murray Hunter - 5 comments

Monday, June 17, 2019

Despite the dam’s present low water level, media is being swamped with contentious arguments about Sydney Water’s proposal to raise the height of Warragamba’s wall by a further fourteen metres.
Nation Building - Ian Nance - 12 comments
The issue of Assange’s failing health is critical
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments
US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has set a cat among the pigeons with his claim that, 'Under certain circumstances I think Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank'.
International - David Singer - 13 comments


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