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TONY KEVIN. Update on Trump impeachment possibilities, and reaction in Moscow

The US liberal media onslaught on Donald Trump’s claimed absolute unsuitability for the US presidency continues. In every possibly way, Trump is being dissected forensically and brutally.   

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TONY KEVIN. Trump, Putin and the priming of the impeachment trigger.

A game plan is now evident for the possible expulsion of Donald Trump from the US presidency by impeachment, unless he toes the line of Washington’s established bipartisan national security agenda. Putinophobia is central to this dark Shakespearean drama. Trump … Continue reading

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TONY KEVIN. Obama’s years of promise and frustration.

For eight years I have delighted in Barack Obama’s words – even richer and more inspiring to see and hear in his ringing tones , than to read in cold print. . Those days are, sadly, about to depart. The … Continue reading

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TONY KEVIN. The Rex Tillerson confirmation hearings, and wider issues

Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State and Trump’s best Cabinet choice so far, will probably survive his gruelling full day of confirmation hearings by the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee last Wednesday 11 January (Washington time).  

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TONY KEVIN. Henry Kissinger’s last hurrah!

Henry Kissinger‘s renascent role in US-Russian diplomacy Remarkably, 93-year old Henry Kissinger is still making judicious and fruitful public and private interventions in Russia-US relations. It seems his moment may have come again to make a difference as an East-West … Continue reading

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TONY KEVIN. The Global Strategic Landscape – present realities, and prospects under Trump. Quo vadis series.

  Quo vadis – Australian foreign policy and ANZUS. Summary. Australia should call on all the nuclear weapon states – in particular, the two major arsenal-holders US and Russia – to return to the prudent protocols and courtesies of classical great … Continue reading

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TONY KEVIN. Is Hillary the Russia-hater a safer American choice?

  The final days of the US presidential campaign – a disgraceful saga at best – have been marked by a frantic race to the bottom by both sides. On the Trump side: an anonymous but skilfully made video is … Continue reading

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TONY KEVIN. Clinton-Putin-Trump: foreign policy dimensions of the final debate.

  There is no doubt that Hillary Clinton trumped her contender on domestic economic and social policy issues, migration, and proper respect for women. She has neutralised the personal emails and Clinton Foundation questions. Barring the unforeseeable, she will cruise … Continue reading

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TONY KEVIN. Shipwreck tragedy raises broad issues of duty of care in border protection

  Last week saw three days of hearings (reported in The Guardian by Ben Doherty),adjourned on Wednesday 28 September until Tuesday 4 October as plaintiffs await key documents from the 2012 WA Coroners’ Court inquest into the disaster which drowned … Continue reading

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TONY KEVIN. A successful reawakening of serious Russian studies in Australia ?

  Doctor Dorothy Horsfield of Australian National University is to be congratulated for her vision and hard work in mounting the first serious academic Russian studies conference in Australia for many years, ‘Putin’s Russia in the Wake of the Cold … Continue reading

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TONY KEVIN. Kevin Rudd and the UN

An exceptionally difficult UN Secretary-General selection process is set to continue On 29 July, Malcolm Turnbull controversially announced that the Australian Government will not nominate Kevin Rudd for the UN Secretary-General position. Here in Australia, the focus of discussion on … Continue reading

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Tony Kevin. Time for review of our foreign policy.

Why Australia need to get its head around great power multipolarity. Most Australians think of foreign policy as an esoteric, wonky field. Beyond special-cause activists, few Australians give much thought to our foreign policy choices. One who does is Professor … Continue reading

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Tony Kevin. A Confused Military Endgame in Tikrit

In an effort to understand what is happening in the very important battle to retake the Sunni city of Tikrit in Iraq, now approaching its climax, I consulted yesterday’s news and editorial coverage in the Washington Post, (‘Iraqi forces break … Continue reading

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Tony Kevin, Tony Abbott’s crassness could cost the Bali duo their lives.

  Let me first declare my biases. I believe that I honour and respect Indonesia’s values and culture. I oppose the death penalty in general. In this case, I would welcome an outcome that saved the lives of the last … Continue reading

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Tony Kevin.  Cuts to ABC Classic FM strike at Australia’s cultural heritage’

Limelight, ABC Classic FM’s online magazine, reported on 24 November ‘The number of concerts recorded will be slashed by a massive 50%, with just 300 performances due to be recorded over the next two years verses the 600 concerts recorded … Continue reading

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