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It should first be noted that while they deny each other's right to exist, the fact that they are negotiating, albeit indirectly, amounts to a de facto recognition of each other's reality and certain prerogatives.
by Alon Ben-Meir - 31/10/2014 - 3 comments
The response from the Jakarta commentariat to the Cabinet has been lukewarm, tinted with concern, largely because 14 politicians have been included, apparently for supporting the PDI-P rather than for their expertise and achievements.
by Duncan Graham - 29/10/2014 - 2 comments
Ukraine after the collapse of communism in 1991 and Estonia in 1920 share similar histories – both wanted to form democratic republics, in control of their economic and cultural futures.
by Sylvia McNeall - 29/10/2014 - 11 comments
Though it has become customary to refer to Turkey’s long running conflict with its Kurdish population as a ‘civil war’, the historical record and weight of evidence unambiguously indicates a more one-sided and criminally suffused scenario.
by Jed Lea-Henry - 27/10/2014 - 2 comments
Ms Bishop - meeting Putin again in Brisbane on the sidelines of the G20 Summit - could be the catalyst persuading Putin to back a Security Council resolution to eradicate the Islamic State.
by David Singer - 23/10/2014 - 19 comments
Does the nature of the IMF as a safeguard lead to an economic system of poor management and unsustainable government debt; the very system that the IMF was created to prevent?
by Jack Feeney - 21/10/2014 - 2 comments
A dignified solution is what the refugees deserve to restore their self-esteem – not a continuing handout to perpetuate a life-long stigma.
by Alon Ben-Meir - 20/10/2014 - 4 comments
This paradigm has been shattered in the 21st century with the global ascendance of technology-enabled psychological warfare, with the spectre of terrorism emerging as a universal trigger for a hysterical emotional response.
by Bill Calcutt - 17/10/2014 - 54 comments
Diseases that kill thousands are less of a challenge to the UN than diseases that kill millions.
by David Singer - 14/10/2014 - 6 comments
Only when 'we' recognise the war criminals in our midst will the blood begin to dry.
by John Pilger - 10/10/2014 - 20 comments
Ukraine is on the brink of committing economic suicide after imposing a crippling 55 percent tax on private gas producers, while parliament prepares to vote on next year's budget, which aims for a continuation of the same.
by James Stafford - 9/10/2014 - 7 comments
4,000 years of Kurdish national self-determination was first broken by the Ottoman Empire, and sustained upon its collapse, by the rise of arbitrary, modern state divisions in the aftermath of the First World War.
by Jed Lea-Henry - 8/10/2014 - 4 comments

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