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Exit Left and Exit Right?  The travails of the European Union Australia and the TPP – burden or advantage? Deja Vu all over again – Military operations in the Middle East

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  • Exit Left and Exit Right?  The travails of the European Union

    Exit Left and Exit Right? The travails of the European Union

    Despite the last minute Greek bailout by the European Union and company, the Greek crisis is not over. It is another chapter in an unhappy saga in a Continent that is now beset by serious problems, including an unstable relationship with its Russian neighbour, growing numbers of illegal migrants, economic imbalance between Germany and the other EU...

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  • Australia and the TPP – burden or advantage?

    Australia and the TPP – burden or advantage?

    The imminent signing of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) will represent a significant transition point in Australian political and jurisprudential arrangements. The main factor here will be the introduction into the Australian social contract of rights of foreign investors to challenge decisions of democratically elected parliaments before...

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  • Deja Vu all over again – Military operations in the Middle East

    Deja Vu all over again – Military operations in the Middle East

    The Middle East has never featured as part of Australia's core security interests in the modern era, yet we still continue to conduct large-scale military operations there on a seemingly regular basis.  The latest use of ADF military trainers and combat aircraft to assist Iraqi government forces against the inroads made by Islamic State is just the...

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  • The 1965 Attempted “Coup” in Indonesia—“Year of Living Dangerously”

    The 1965 Attempted “Coup” in Indonesia—“Year of Living Dangerously”

    Fifty years ago the shape of Indonesia's national life was changed in a lasting way. On 1 October 1965, six army generals including the army commander, were murdered by some armed forces personnel and associates organised by what claimed to be the “30th September Movement”, which the next day announced the setting up of a “Revolutionary Council” to run...

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