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Paul Malone

About Paul Malone

Paul Malone is a journalist and author with over 30 years of experience having worked for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial  Review and the Canberra Times, where he was Political Correspondent for five years and wrote a weekly column until late 2017. His latest book Kill the Major – The true story of the most successful Allied guerrilla war in Borneo will be released in July

Chinese hackers or spies

Are the US Justice Department’s alleged hackers Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi Chinese spies or merely run-of-the-mill criminals?

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US Assistant Attorney General fuels Chinese hacking conspiracy

Despite what the US alleges against China, would any government spy agency be so stupid as to combine extortion for profit with spy activities?

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Hagia Sophia reconverted to Mosque

Converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque is more than a mere re-classification of an ancient, extraordinary building. It is another step in the Turkish eradication of the Greek-Byzantine history of Istanbul/Constantinople.

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Scott Morrison. We’re not in the new 1930s

Leaders seem to want to believe that they’re living in the world’s most interesting times but there’s a real danger if they make it so.

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PAUL MALONE. The anti-Chinese bias of media commentators on China

How is it that commentators on China get away with outlandish statements that don’t pass the most minimum scrutiny?

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PAUL MALONE.Who’s pushing foreign influence in Australia?

In seeking to target foreign interference in Australia, the Federal Government has two countries in its sights, but it’s not just the Russians and Chinese who play the interference game.

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PAUL MALONE. Is the United States a democracy?

The disenfranchisement of much of the population, the unequal distribution of wealth and power and the muddled voting systems calls into question the US claim to be a democratic state.

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PAUL MALONE. Australia’s American view of the world

The Australian media’s view of the world is dictated by the US

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PAUL MALONE. The Australian media and the alleged Douma chemical weapons attack.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons inspector who led the team investigating the alleged Douma chemical weapons attack in Syria in April 2018 has gone public saying that his investigation team “had serious misgivings that a chemical attack … Continue reading

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PAUL MALONE.- Doubts continue about the alleged Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack in 2018

Some 20 months after the alleged Syrian government toxic chemical weapons attack on Douma in April 2018 the evidence to back the claims of a gas attack has been blown apart.

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PAUL MALONE. Rating a defecting spy!

There’s a basic system for intelligence agencies to assess the credibility of someone, such as Wang Liqiang, who purports to be a defecting spy – a simple matrix running on one axis from say 1 to 6 and on the … Continue reading

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PAUL MALONE. Justification for Syrian airstrikes evaporates.

The justification for the US, British and French airstrikes on Syria on April 14 has evaporated with the new finding by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that “no organophosophorous nerve agents or their degradation products were detected … Continue reading

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