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Aceh’s provincial elections will test democratic progress. AAP/Hotli Simanjutak

Votes not violence: rebuilding post-disaster Aceh

The massive but largely benign earthquake off the coast of Sumatra on Wednesday left millions in Aceh reliving the nightmare that engulfed them on Boxing Day 2004. On that day, a similarly large earthquake…

Oily pigeons come home to roost over Libya

The cynical will be unsurprised at the revelations on the weekend that some dirty deals were done in the name of politics concerning Libya and the War on Terror. It appears that in the name of getting…

Afghanistan’s Dark Heart

It was Marlon Brando’s Colonel Kurtz who best encapsulated the moral paradoxes of modern warfare and the equivocal relationship between the foreign battlefield and the standards of home: “We train young…

The Syrian Kofi Break

The apparent total acceptance of a ceasefire plan by the Syrian government gives us today’s “WTF? moment”. It’s hard not to be surprised at this turn of events. Or to put it another way, it’s hard to believe…

Taking out the trash: with an AK-47

Just over a year ago I wrote my first story for The Conversation. I was frustrated by media reporting of the Libyan Revolution; coverage that I felt did little to explain the fractured nature of the opposition…

Politics through the ages - 1993 and all that

I noticed at the start of the trimester that many of my first year students have dates of birth in 1993. In the spirit of similar lists I have seen over the years (and with the help of Wikipedia), I offer…
Businesses sponsor schools to increase sales and generate product loyalty. Elizabeth/Table4Five

Why schools and corporate brands shouldn’t mix

The furore following the announcement that Jenny Craig CEO Amy Smith would address a gathering of hundreds of girls’ school teachers has once again brought the uncomfortable issue of corporate presence…

Iran and Israel sitting in a tree

Staff at The Conversation often accuse me of being some sort of war-mongering death nut, intent only on walking over the corpses of the Middle East in the quest for a story. (Stories that they publish…
Gillard will try to distance herself from Queensland Labor, but it will be a tough sell. AAP/Alan Porritt

After Queensland: the ALP will struggle to recover in Canberra

A notable feature of the Queensland election outcome was, as in New South Wales last year, opinion polls correctly predicted the outcome. In both cases, some observers found it hard to credit that Labor…

Patching up the Syrian opposition: band aids not AKs

President Obama and PM Erdogan of Turkey had a chat this week about aiding Syrian resistance through “non-lethal means”. By this they’re talking about providing medical and humanitarian support for those…
The foundations of the real estate industry are threatened by entrenched conflicts of interest. thinkpanama

A toxic mess: vested interests and the real estate industry

Conflicts of interest undermine the quality of advice and policy. It is critical to the functioning of markets and government that parties involved are free of conflicts, especially monetary ones. We would…
In times of financial collapses, banks and governments are painted as the villains. But what about economists? ~ dgies

Time to stop rewarding economists for bad behaviour

Since the beginning of the global financial crises in 2007, there have occurred numerous economic and financial crises around the globe, plunging often prosperous nations into hardship and even near bankruptcy…
Syrians want democracy, but not at gunpoint. EPA

Syrians ask: why not give democracy a chance?

Last Monday, Syria’s Interior Ministry announced the results of a referendum on a new constitution. Of the 57.4% of eligible voters who went to the polls on 26 February 2012, 89.4% agreed to pass the new…
The destruction of headstones from World War II have caused outrage around the world. EPA/Mohamed Elryani

Benghazi Commonwealth grave desecration and the spectre of anti-Islam

Around 50 Australians graves from World War II in Libya’s Benghazi Commonwealth war cemetery have been desecrated, apparently by Islamist militia. Footage of this violent destruction has spread around…

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