Subscribe to our weekly and daily Pearls and Irritations newsletter!
Most viewed recently
- FRANK BRENNAN SJ. Woe to the shepherds (Homily, 22.07.18 at St Michaels’ Church, Kaleen)
- MUNGO MacCALLUM. A prime minister progressively shriller and less coherent.
- IAN DUNLOP. A Parliament Without Trust or Legitimacy Must Go
- EMMA ALBERICI. There’s no case for a corporate tax cut when one in five of Australia’s top companies don’t pay it.
- HENRY REYNOLDS. A HUNDRED YEARS OF MATESHIP.
- MARC HUDSON. The Nationals have changed their leader but kept the same climate story (The Conversation 28 February 2018) 14 August 2018
- WAYNE McMILLAN. Are Millennials Thinking Seriously about Socialism? 14 August 2018
- MUNGO MACCALLUM. Turnbull running out of energy. 14 August 2018
- KERRY GOULSTON. Why not commemorate the Frontier Wars in the Australian War Memorial? 14 August 2018
- ABUL RIZVI. What is Dutton Hiding Now? 14 August 2018
- Arts and Reviews (39)
- Defence/Security (812)
- Drug Reform (19)
- Economy (1,075)
- Education (204)
- Environment and climate (338)
- Health (514)
- Housing (72)
- Human Rights (416)
- Indigenous affairs (65)
- Industrial relations (33)
- Infrastructure (160)
- International Affairs (1,564)
- Asia (203)
- Links (10)
- Media (515)
- NBN (74)
- Politics (2,449)
- Refugees, Immigration (538)
- Religion and Faith (505)
- SERIES: Freedom, opportunity and security (60)
- SERIES: Making housing affordable (15)
- Sport (52)
- Technology, start-ups and new media (1)
- Tributes (36)
- Uncategorized (195)
Tag Archives: nuclear weapons
RAMESH THAKUR. The UN draft treaty to ban the bomb is an important milestone on the road to nuclear abolition
The recently published draft text of a convention to ban the bomb provides a good basis to complete negotiations of a treaty to prohibit the acquisition, development, production, manufacture, possession, transfer, testing, extra-territorial stationing and use of nuclear weapons as … Continue reading
Instead of cheering US resort to increasingly robust use of military firepower as the first response to international crises, Western leaders should be ring-fencing Trump’s instinct to reckless behaviour in order to avoid a catastrophe.
The United Nations continues to be vital in the humanitarian field, but is failing in its role of maintaining international peace and security. The continuing abuse of their veto power, by the permanent five members of the Security Council, is … Continue reading
Japan has an exceptional opportunity, while maneuvering to remain close to Washington, to reduce its unhealthy security and economic dependency on the United States, and to educate the U.S. administration on the merits and benefits of the key planks of … Continue reading
RAMESH THAKUR. The nuclear deal with Iran was a triumph of global diplomacy, not a success of US sanctions
The deal (with Iran) is worth defending for three reasons: it is a good accommodation of each side’s bottom lines; sanctions may not have been as decisive as the hawks seem to believe in explaining Iran’s signature; and unilateral US … Continue reading
Summary. Donald Trump, Dylan Thomas, and the Australia US Alliance – A great power in decline.
During the last 10 years, North Korea has resigned its membership of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and conducted four nuclear test explosions. It claimed that the latest of these, detected four days ago, was of a hydrogen (fission-fusion) … Continue reading