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The skyline of Doha, Qatar. Gregory Hawken Kramer

Why have other Gulf states cut ties with Qatar?

Qatar has used its wealth to adopt policies sometimes rivaling Saudi Arabia’s. Think, for example, of the popular Al-Jazeera. Now the Saudis seem determined to limit Qatari influence as much as possible.
Clashes over the building of a mosque in Bendigo are a reminder of how easily strong public feelings about immigration can be exploited. AAP/Brendan McCarthy

Ideas for Australia: Bipartisanship on immigration does little to counter racism, suspicion and division

Australians need to have a broad conversation about immigration. This must go beyond border security to discuss immigration's broad functions, social impacts and the national interests it serves.
Shattered windows at Brussels international airport. EPA/Laurent Dubrule

How radicalization happens and who is at risk

Scholars specializing in extremism are beginning to unravel how people -- including a higher number of Americans than one might expect -- become radicalized to embrace political violence.
Military forces outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako where hostages were taken. Africable Television/EPA

Explainer: what is going on in Mali?

The hostage situation at a hotel in the Malian capital Bamako comes after months of sporadic violence.
Palestinian men pray in the Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-amid. Ammar Awad/Reuters

Is Islam incompatible with modernity?

Religion and modernity need not be at odds with one another, and many leading Muslim thinkers are plumbing early texts to promote progressive ideas.

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