September 4, 2012

Why Australia Must Bear Karzai a Bit Longer

Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald

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Hamid Karzai's criticism of Australian troops on the weekend was an intolerable attack from an intolerable leader.

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August 31, 2012
Australia's Gun Control Lesson for America
Todd Crowell, RCW
Twenty years ago a gunman with an assault rifle killed 35 people at a tourist resort in Tasmania, in the biggest mass murder in Australian history. What happened next is instructive as America wrestles with the aftermath of... more ››
August 28, 2012
Australians Deluded About U.S. Election
Peter Hartcher, Sydney M.H.
A much more realistic way for Australians to assess the US is as a foreign country. As soon as we take that view, the question changes dramatically. It's not which candidate you prefer, but which is likely to be better for... more ››
August 30, 2012
China Approaching Australia's Backyard
Joanne Wallis, China Power
U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s decision to attend the Pacific Islands Forum meeting in the Cook Islands this week signals the growing strategic importance of the South Pacific. Clinton’s attendance may... more ››
September 2, 2012
Australia Mulls Taking Babies Away
Michael Madigan, Winnipeg FP
A group of Australians has peered into a dark world recently as a public inquiry ponders what to do about one the nation's most intractable problems -- bad parents. The Child Protection Inquiry has heard evidence for the past... more ››
August 27, 2012
Onward, into the Asian (Not Just Chinese) Century
Sydney Morning H'ld
The century is still young but it will probably point us to coming decades when China will undoubtedly grow in size and sophistication - though with Japan remaining a strong power for at least another two generations, an India... more ››