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    ‘Allies of convenience’ to US

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2019

    All good things come to an end; therefore, it was expected that the US support to Kurds and regional stability would come to an end–sooner...

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    American Brexit

    Tom Engelhardt | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2019

    DONALD Trump may prove to be the ultimate Brexiteer. Back in August 2016, in the midst of his presidential campaign, he proudly tweeted, ‘They will...

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    Living in Australian paradox

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2019

    THIS was a matter of relief neither for me nor a number of people who thought like me. This was something like stumbling out of...

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    Parliamentarians for Assange

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2019

    AUSTRALIAN politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens. In a couple of notorious...

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    Investigating the investigator

    Shahidul Alam | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2019

    THE words were good to hear. The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit Chief Monirul Islam talked of the skill, efficiency and professionalism of his...

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    Why Russia and China stand together

    Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    THE capitalist world is in decay. The west is rotting. Anger and nihilism are pouring from the imperialist empire whose citizens are frustrated; not at...

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    Making a friend of the neighbour

    Stanly Johny | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    EVERY government will have to factor in three geopolitical constituents while setting its broader foreign policy trajectory — immediate neighbourhood, extended neighbourhood and great powers....

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    Turkey, Kurds, and lots of US weapons

    Tom Gallagher | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    TURKEY, a US ally in Syria, attacks another US ally in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led group of militias whose very existence is...

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    Climate change: all talk, no action

    Graham Peebles | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    AWARENESS of climate change and the interconnected environmental crisis is growing throughout the world. Protest movements led by Extinction Rebellion and School Strike for Climate...

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    Afghan war turns 18 and no one notices

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    ON THE 18th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump said on Twitter, ‘… it is time for us to get out of...

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