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Syrial killers! The world at war with itself

In the theatre of war, destruction and terrorism that sweeps across Syria and beyond, we must ...  
Was Syrian air strike a 'mistake'? And why does Australia loyally plead guilty?

Was the Coalition airstrike on Syria really a mistake and why is Australia accepting responsibi ...  
Afghanistan: Australia's forgotten war

James O'Neill analyses Australia's involvement in "the longest war", which continues in Afghanist ...  
Coalition's bad judgement call in South China Sea dispute

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's comments about China's position in the South China Sea dispute ...  
What are we doing in Syria?

Kellie Tranter believes Australians have a right to know why our troops are in Syria but obta ...  
Life after Chilcot

Pressure over the Chilcot Report is mounting for Tony Blair but with the ICC's powers increas ...  
Chilcot Report shows Blair and Howard were simply Bush's lapdogs

Hot on the heels of Brexit comes the Chilcot report on the serious moral failures of UK governm ...  
Chilcot: Howard's continued lies about Iraq remind us of his deep dishonesty and poor judgement

John Howard's continued lies about the reasons for invading Iraq in the face of the scathing ...  
Russia bashing: Hartcher and the SMH rewrite history yet again

James O'Neill warns that without independent media, we could easily sleep walk into yet another ...  
Australia's submarines: More magical thinking

The submarine decision demonstrates our thinking is still mired in a passing world despite the ...  
Anzac Day and the war to end all wars

Let's make Anzac Day about trying to end war rather than about glorifying it, writes managing ...  
Why does Australia even need new submarines?

Why are we we building a new fleet of incredibly costly military submarines that will almost ...  
As tensions rise in the South China Sea, could this be the solution?

The Chinese military raise the stakes in the South China Sea by sending fighter jets to its ...  
The 2016 Defence White Paper: A missed opportunity

The 2016 Defence White Paper harks back to a bygone era of Cold War tactics and containment ...  
More ill-informed Russia bashing by Hartcher in the SMH

Russia bashing has become a favourite mainstream media sport, bolstered by Russia's entry in the ...  
Minister defends Abbott's wasteful war museum boondoggle

After copping criticism about the $100 million war museum in France (including from the prime ...  
Commercialisation and the casualness of going to war

John Menadue calls for an end to the commercialisation of Gallipoli and Anzac, to put the drums ...  
Is there a legal basis for bombing Syria? Crowdfund an FOI and find out!

Does Turnbull's push for a "political" settlement signal that issues facing Syria are not so noble ...