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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton hopes that pressure from his political allies will see him resume a seat on cabinet’s national security committee. Lukas Coch/AAP

Cabinet’s national security committee – an uber group for ministers

The push to try to get Immigration Minister Peter Dutton onto Cabinet's national security committee (NSC) can be seen, apart from anything else, as something of a power play by the Liberal right.
The task of identifying anyone fleeing a war zone, as many Syrians are, can be very challenging. Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis

What do the Paris attacks mean for Australia’s Syrian refugee intake?

It beggars belief that there are people who have attached themselves to groups seeking to escape this barbarity. Their objectives are the very antithesis of those seeking sanctuary.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after an international conference on Syria, in Vienna, from which Australia was excluded. EPA/Hans Punz

Russian objection excluded Australia from Syrian peace talks

Australia – despite its major military commitment fighting Islamic State – was excluded from the Vienna weekend talks seeking a peace path for Syria because of an objection by Russia.
French police stand guard outside the national soccer stadium Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Paris: the war with IS enters a new stage

Under pressure in the Middle East, ISIS is turning to terrorism in Europe with a new set of predictable goals.
Refugees arrive in Germany. Michael Dalder/Reuters

Do refugees have a ‘right’ to hospitality?

Today's refugee crisis is not just about the movement of people. It is also about the human immobility that is baked into contemporary laws and politics. What, then, of the code of hospitality?
The Pole who would be king…Jaroslaw Kaczynski. Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta/Reuters

Why we should pay attention to Poland’s elections

When they vote October 25 in parliamentary elections, Poles will be taking a dangerous step into the unknown, and the rest of Europe may not be far behind.
Arriving in Lesbos, Greece from Syria. Dimitris Michalakis/Reuters

Is it time America finally took a chance on Syria’s refugees?

Afghan, Syrian and Eritrean refugees keep arriving on Europe’s shores, reputedly at an increasing rate. They attempt to traverse the Mediterranean by land and sea, presumably hastened by Putin’s bombing…
Very few of the millions of refugees from Syria and Iraq have made it to European countries in the hope of resettlement. Reuters

Who are we responsible for in the age of mass migration?

Solving the refugee crisis depends on the extent to which the people of the world – in the Gulf, Europe, Australia or anywhere else – are willing to live up to their moral responsibilities.

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