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On Responding To The Need In Tonga

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 11:26 AM
The power of the Tonga eruption (and the size of the aid response being mounted) have been sobering indications of the scale of this disaster. The financial impact is certain to exceed the damage done by Cyclone Harold two years ago, which was estimated ... Read more...

The Smearing Of Emma Watson

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 10:08 AM
Anyone who has ever been critical of Israeli actions toward the Palestinian people knows what to expect next—an avalanche of pit-bull attacks and smears that their criticisms of Israel are motivated by racism and anti-Semitism. The latest example ... Read more...

Arise, Pandemic Profiteers

Published: Wed 19 Jan 2022 04:19 PM
History’s annals are filled with war profiteers and hustlers for the opportunistic return. They come in the form of hoarders, arms manufacturers and wily business folk making a steal on slaughter and mayhem. But the other conflict – that of battling ... Read more...

How Cambodia AS ASEAN Chair Can Play A Key Role In Rohingya Refugee Crisis Solution

Published: Wed 19 Jan 2022 10:07 AM
The Rohingya issue is currently an important international issue. More than 1.1 million Rohingyas have taken refuge in Bangladesh since August 2017 due to genocide and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. About 50,000 newborn Rohingya children are added ... Read more...

One Drinks Party Too Many: Boris Johnson And Breaching Lockdowns

Published: Tue 18 Jan 2022 03:05 PM
It might not be quite within the bounds of good taste to compare military calculations of a bridge too far – the title used in Cornelius Ryan’s work on the disastrous Allied airborne operation during the Second World War – with the latest foolish, ... Read more...

Overthrowing Governments Is A Giant Failure

Published: Tue 18 Jan 2022 10:25 AM
In a new, very U.S., very academic book by Alexander Downes called Catastrophic Success: Why Foreign Imposed Regime Change Goes Wrong, the immorality of overthrowing other people’s governments cannot be found. The illegality of it seemingly does not exist. ... Read more...

On Sending An Orion P-3 To Tonga

Published: Tue 18 Jan 2022 10:14 AM
Because the undersea volcanic eruption in Tonga cut communications with the more remote parts of the country, it wasn’t at all surprising that as a good Pacific neighbour, New Zealand sent a reconnaissance aircraft up there to gather information ... Read more...

In South Africa As In Palestine: Why We Must Protect The Legacy Of Desmond Tutu

Published: Tue 18 Jan 2022 08:06 AM
Long before intersectionality became a prevailing concept which helped delineate the relationship between various marginalized and oppressed groups, late South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu said it all in a few words and in a most inimitable style. ... Read more...

Dangerous Precedents And Hypothetical Threats: The Deportation Of Novak Djokovic

Published: Mon 17 Jan 2022 04:12 PM
Australia’s treatment of Novak Djokovic, the tennis world number one, has been revelatory. Unintentionally, this has exposed the seedier, arbitrary and inconsistent nature of Australia’s border policies. The approval by the Australian Federal Court ... Read more...

Djokovic Is The New Covid Poster Boy For World Order Versus Disorder

Published: Mon 17 Jan 2022 12:03 PM
We are living in tempestuous, tumultuous times now where authoritarianism and its extension, fascism, are everywhere on the rise and democracy, the rule of law and democratic governments worldwide are in decline. On many levels of political-economic-cultural-ideological-societal ... Read more...
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