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Op-Ed
30 October 2017

The result of the recent snap election called by Shinzo Abe and Japan’s steady military build-up are a portent of things to come. The Korean crisis, which owes at least as much to Washington’s flexing of military muscle as to Pyongyang’s misguided nuclear antics, holds the key to many of these ominous developments.

Op-Ed
10 July 2017

On 7 July 2017, more than 120 countries adopted a treaty at a UN conference that prohibits the production, stockpiling, use or threatened use of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices. Australia was a notable absentee. So were the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons.

Op-Ed
3 February 2017

Published in John Menadue — Pearls and Irritations

It is hard not to conclude that our major parties have been the primary stumbling block.

Op-Ed
6 December 2016

Published in The Conversation

There has never been a time when the disconnect between political elites and the public interest was greater than it is today.

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The major parties seem uninterested or unable to respond to a drastically transformed political agenda. And so the disconnect grows wider by the day – and the contradictions ever sharper.

Op-Ed
25 October 2016

The Conversation  published this article with the above title. It was also published by the ABC online

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