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05
May
2017
Absrtact picture of birds flying out of a prison wall
ANU Law Explains is a National Law Week 2017 event which will examine four highly political issues with a legal perspective for a layperson audience.
26
Apr
2017
French Flag
The legacy of French colonialism may be coming home to roost. Professor Clive Williams examines terrorism in France.
15
Apr
2017
Missiles
Claims about the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons may well be substantiated by classified sources. But bear in mind the equally certain statements made to the United Nations in 2003 about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
13
Apr
2017
Missiles
Donald Trump has adopted a more assertive posture towards North Korea but, Clive Williams writes, recent pressure on Kim Jong-un will increase the potential for strategic miscalculation.
25
Mar
2017
Little Girl at Edithvale Beach
Port Phillip Bay is an area of 1930 square kilometres and the tidal range in the bay is governed by the water flowing in and out through The Rip from Bass Strait. Several hundred lives have been lost in its turbulent waters.
23
Mar
2017
Aerial photo of London
The London terrorist attack was characteristic of an IS-inspired lone-wolf attack and a reminder that thi9s style of terrorism will occur no matter what intelligence we collect or precautions we take.
17
Mar
2017
Soldier in tank
Mosul will be taken back from Islamic State within a month, according to optimistic Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The interim period will present an enormous humanitarian challenge as hundreds of thousands of Mosul residents flee to already crowded refugee camps.
08
Mar
2017
Australia
Fairfax Media reports that the Prime Minister is considering a proposal to create "a US-style department of homeland security" built on the existing Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Does such a reorganisation make sense bureaucratically?
02
Mar
2017
NSW Country Link Train
In October 2016, Professor Clive Williams wrote about the Canberra-Sydney rail link, comparing it with the much better rail services in some Third World countries. The response was promising, at first.
27
Jan
2017
Clive Williams
Last week's tragic Bourke Street mall attack probably had less to do with the Victorian bail granting system, and more to do with Australia's inadequate mental health management system.

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