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December 4, 2020
In 2017, the material gathered by McBride became the trove of documents and revelations called The Afghan Files.
International - Binoy Kampmark
 
It is expected that Biden will support a two-state solution given his past position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, albeit a growing number of Israelis and Palestinians no longer believe that such an outcome remains viable.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments
 




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Thursday, December 3, 2020

He pointed out that early Anglicans such as Latimer, Ridley and Cranmer were burnt at the stake with the consent of most of the rest of the bishops in Mary's church.
Religion & Spirituality - Spencer Gear - 8 comments
 
APEC's official aim is to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific area by creating greater prosperity for the people of the region.
International - Ioan Voicu - 4 comments
 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

There is no denying China continues to be the most valuable market for Australian wine and further, that wine sales to China are critical for wineries in Australia which wish to ensure that their global strategy is working.
Economics - Greg Bondar - 9 comments
 
We wish to record our disappointment and distress on how the allegations of atrocities in Afghanistan have been addressed by the Prime Minister, and in particular the Chief of the Defence Forces.
Law & Liberties - Vietnam Veterans - 11 comments
 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Policymakers persist in US-centric orientation to their detriment
International - Murray Hunter - 47 comments
 
So much of what I read is biased in this way or that, and I find I have to wade through the exaggeration to get to the point.
Media - Don Aitkin - 4 comments
 

Monday, November 30, 2020

In the absence of a genuine global governance system (like the UN is supposed to be) global leadership falls by default to the world’s biggest economic and military power.
International - Peter McMahon - 5 comments
 
The same pattern of election fraud and voter fraud writ large occurred in all the swing states with only minor variations in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Wisconsin.
International - David Singer - 44 comments
 

Friday, November 27, 2020

A 'warrior culture' also comes in for some withering treatment, which is slightly odd given the kill and capture tasks these men have been given with mind numbing regularity.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 25 comments
 
Cash hasn’t been very useful during the Covid-19 season. Under the shadow of lockdowns, many stores and restaurants have become delivery-only services. Cashless payments have become not just convenient but indispensable.
Economics - Mal Fletcher - 16 comments
 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

With twenty percent of the world’s population China has only seven percent of the fresh water. It, though, controls the fresh water needed by three billion people in Asia and will not share it.
International - Felix Imonti - 10 comments
 
Rod Dreher wrote his latest book to relay to us the warnings of others about a looming soft totalitarianism in the West.
Political Philosophy - Ralph Bowles - 7 comments
 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Amid escalating US-China rivalry, Taiwan is considered the most likely trigger for a hot war. Should it occur, Australia would be caught on the horns of a dilemma.
International - Alan Dupont - 9 comments
 
While I cheer Biden's victory in the presidential election, I lament the state of the union Trump is leaving behind.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 10 comments
 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

We have been told that Sweden has become a cautionary tale and does not qualify as a model that Australia ought to pay attention to, nevermind follow.
Health - Andreas Ortmann - 13 comments
 
Rees makes clear from the outset, current cruelty is worldwide, deliberate and escalating.
Law & Liberties - Ken Macnab - 6 comments
 

Monday, November 23, 2020

First there were kings and nobles and knights and peasants. While the kings had the power, and were supported by the knights, there was nothing much the peasants could do.
Political Philosophy - Don Aitkin - 6 comments
 
Masks can prove liberating. The hidden face affords security. Obnoxious authority breathes better, hiding in comfort.
Society - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 

Friday, November 20, 2020

The last thing America needed to see were legal actions by teams representing the Republicans challenging the election results on November 3, 2020.
International - David Singer - 51 comments
 
As a forum for multilateralism, ASEM is expected to become a real driving force for the future, consolidating its role as a dynamic facilitator in key areas of interregional cooperation.
International - Ioan Voicu - 5 comments
 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

One dogma that is likely to persist in US foreign policy during a Biden presidency will be the sanctions regime adopted towards Iran.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments
 
Higher education has been quite a success story for Indigenous people, particularly for urban women.
Indigenous Affairs - Joe Lane - 7 comments
 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

After predicting a landslide against Trump and getting a 10% increase in his vote as well as a reduction in the Demcrat majority in the House, the mainstream media has now officially given up on Trump voters.
International - Arthur Dent - 10 comments
 
The art of economics consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.
Economics - Peter Fenwick - 3 comments
 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

In return for being one of the US's most reliable allies, Australia expects and hopes, that in the event of any serious threat to our borders, the US will come to our aid.
International - Graham Young - 37 comments
 
We can trace the museumisation of church art to the process of secularisation aided by the interest in comparative religion.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 4 comments
 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Trump cuts tax, Biden lifts tax: both add deficit stimulus.
International - Michael Knox - 3 comments
 
The most talented strategist in British politics has been expelled from Number 10 Downing Street.
International - Keith Suter - 7 comments
 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Australia has given the world two influential and disruptive exports in the field of media.
Media - Binoy Kampmark - 8 comments
 
Who would have thought the New York Times would ever come out against the secular state?
Political Philosophy - Edie Wyatt - 5 comments
 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has fragmented the profession into two distinct categories, leaving many free from scrutiny and not subject to governance or the profession’s code of conduct.
Law & Liberties - Murray Hunter - 8 comments
 
What we would do for industries like smelting, for air travel and for back-up for hospitals and other critical users of electricity I don't know.
Environment - Don Aitkin - 84 comments
 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Unfortunately, the RC was not designed to seriously act on the major issues that could more substantially reduce the bushfire threat, such as land management and fire-fighting practices.
Environment - Mark Poynter - 13 comments
 
The 2020 US election may have damaged the global reputation of democracy more than anyone could have imagined.
International - Charles Essery - 12 comments
 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

A Joe Biden presidency promises to be a return, not a progression. But a glance at the US electoral map suggests no easy pathway to political amnesia.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 22 comments
 
From the infamous Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall notoriety of New York City in the late 19th century, to the present, council maladministration, if not outright corruption, has too often been co-driver with council governance.
Political Philosophy - Philip Lillingston - 8 comments
 

Monday, November 9, 2020

As a Biden-Harris victory becomes apparent in the United States Presidential race it's well to consider the various stratum of voters and how they have determined the result.
International - Tristan Ewins - 9 comments
 
The normalization of relations between Israel and Sudan is another step forward toward the establishment of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 15 comments
 

Friday, November 6, 2020

Having an opinion about climate change, let alone declaring it, is now the centre of personal, political and international disputes.
Science & Technology - Charles Essery - 49 comments
 
In 90 days the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force in internation law.
International - Daryl Le Cornu - 28 comments
 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

It's an oxymoron with a long history: American democracy. In referring to the United States, it does not exist.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 11 comments
 
Never has it occurred though to the multitude of Americans that one man, in four short years would nearly shatter everything that America stood for.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 25 comments
 

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