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  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Cast adrift: Australia risks its international standing over asylum-seeker policies

https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/134202/section/width496/3j9prmft-1471308928.jpgOnly Australia uses less-developed countries to process refugee claims. AAP/Eoin Blackwell The “Nauru files”, which detail reports of abuse in Australia’s asylum-seeker detention centre on Nauru, have received global attention since their release. They should provide a flashpoint for the Turnbull government to reassess the longstanding policy of offshore detention of asylum seekers before more serious harm is inflicted [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe

War no crime for leaders

Report highlights legal minefield for soldiers while politicians are protected I happened to be in London this week when the Chilcot report came out. Seven years in the making, it’s a comprehensive evaluation of British involvement in Iraq, from well before 9/11 and right up until British troops withdrew in 2009. The report is gargantuan [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

The moral issues surrounding the Iraq war remain

The moral issues surrounding the Iraq war remain A policy of universal non-intervention won’t solve the ethical dilemma that arises when nations butcher their own people, writes Andrew MacLeod. O n February 3, 2003, a short time before the Iraq war began, I wrote on these pages that Iraq posed a moral dilemma for the [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

Rundle: the Chilcot Inquiry, and Iraq’s true history

The frenzied morning that the Chilcot report was released in the UK, Tony Blair appeared at a rare press conference on home soil. This was Blair at his bestworst: the street fighter determined to defend his record and his legacy. The Chilcot report had laid out much, though not all, of the disastrous process by which the [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Students debate end to atrocities | PHOTOS

YEAR nine and 10 students from Horsham, St Brigid’s, Dimboola and Edenhope colleges have gathered for a model United Nations to debate how to stop genocide. About 60 students split up into groups and each was assigned a country to represent at the model UN hosted by Dimboola Memorial College on Friday. Dimboola teacher Marcy Britten said [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Women and Development, Not Gender and Politics: Explaining ASEAN’s Failure to Engage with the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

While questions have been asked about whether ASEAN could, or even should, adopt the United Nation’s Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, this article is the first to ask why it has not done so already. ASEAN’s strong engagement with gender issues beyond the WPS agenda, together with the pressing need to address conflict and [...]

  • Jul 12 / 2016
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Middle East

Call Syrian war what it is: genocide

Global perspective As the European Union decided that the Islamic State‘s war on Christians and Yazidis is genocide, Russia is propping up an equally barbaric regime in Syria. Here’s a question: when does a campaign of mass killings, torture and starvation rise to the level of genocide? And what might be the implications of defining what is happening [...]

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Consequences of combat

Sane people resist killing, whether from physical repulsion or moral scruple. In times of war, they must be primed to do it — with flags, drums, bagpipes, trumpets, battle cries, propaganda, exhortations to patriotism and honour, the berserkers’ frenzy. Even so, soldiers’ compunction causes them to desert, to shoot to miss, to drop bombs wide. [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Losing their religion

Ashin Wirathu Thero sits primly beneath a flashing neon Buddha at his Mandalay monastery, a few dozen saffron-robed novice monks at his feet. Losing their religion The walls of the ­classroom from which he delivers hate-filled lectures are plastered with images of the two most ­dominant Buddhists in this part of the world: Siddhartha Gautama [...]

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