GARETH EVANS supports Pearls and Irritations

Pearls and Irritations is perfectly named: lots of  immensely thoughtful, insightful and often entertaining pieces mixed up with sometimes wildly  contrarian, over-the-top or just plain nutty  ones. But always stimulating, provocative and necessary daily reading.

From John Menadue.  Please make a financial contribution to help  keep Pearls and Irritations independent, free to all subscribers and free of advertising.

A contribution will help ease our workload,provide technical backup and support and promote Pearls and Irritations to a wider audience.  Many of our subscribers have generously contributed.

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Gareth Evans is chair of the Asia Pacific Leadership Network on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN). He was previously Australia's foreign minister (1988-96), president of the International Crisis Group (2000-09) and chancellor of the Australian National University (2010-19).

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