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In terms of geopolitics Turkey sought to position itself as a major regional player and initially it achieved some influence in the Middle East, the Balkans and the Caucasus.
by Osman Softic - 2/10/2014 - 1 comment
Direct defiance of Beijing could be fatal for protesters - but they are hoping and expecting that the international media and Hong Kong's special economic status will dissuade the authorities from cracking down too hard.
by Peter Coates - 1/10/2014 - 16 comments
On the IS and Al-Nusrah fronts Obama's, Putin's and Rouhani's national interests are identical.
by David Singer - 29/09/2014 - 5 comments
Many Arabs - and not just the radical ones - see themselves as one nation; Arab unity has been a consistent theme running down the years.
by Graham Cooke - 29/09/2014 - 14 comments
Interestingly, the first world conflict of the twentieth century started with an act of terrorism, when Gavrilo Princip, acting for the Serbian Nationalist group 'The Black Hand', assassinated Austrian Arch-duke Franz Ferdinand.
by Dale Hughes - 29/09/2014
Abbott imbued with the history and heraldry of mother England, and steeped in the tradition and atmosphere, if not the scholarship, of Oxford, appears inspired by Shakespeare's Henry V.
by Bruce Haigh - 26/09/2014 - 73 comments
In the changeable world of geopolitics where morality is relative Tuesday’s targets were not the Syrian government even though it may have murdered 200,000.
by Peter Coates - 25/09/2014 - 55 comments
Any expectation that Assad and his backers – Russia, Iran and Hezbollah – will help Obama by destroying IS in Syria - is a pipe dream.
by David Singer - 23/09/2014 - 9 comments
Do we use our reason and logic, and conclude that this is an extreme, radical wing that has bastardised an otherwise peaceful religion?
by Dale Hughes - 23/09/2014 - 29 comments
The rise of many jihadist groups can be traced several decades back to the reigns of corrupt and ruthless Arab dictators who grossly violated human rights, deprived their citizens of social justice, and violently suppressed any opposition with impunity.
by Alon Ben-Meir - 22/09/2014 - 21 comments
There are times when farce and living caricature almost consume the cynicism and mendacity in the daily life of Australia's rulers.
by John Pilger - 22/09/2014 - 15 comments
The Abbott Government's contention that Australia's return to Iraq will not increase the terrorism risk at home is dangerously contrived.
by Peter Coates - 19/09/2014 - 165 comments

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