Masking Up under Biden: The Perils of Tribalism, Bureaucracy and…

One crackling theme streaking through the US elections of 2020 was the issue of mask wearing. Critics initially felt that

Capitalism We Can Believe In

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the United States and other developed economies, trust in capitalism had eroded around the

Twitter Nukes Trump

This was Twitter Safety’s January 8 post, full of noble concern: “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump

Trump, Insurrections and the 25th Amendment

How strange it must have seemed for US lawmakers to be suddenly facing what was described as a “mob”, not

Tinkering with National Anthems: Australia’s Patriotic Song for Children

It was a New Year gimmick that would have warmed advertising executives across the country. For the first time since

Same Procedure as Every Year: The Story of Dinner for…

Memories are thick of this: the respectful, even reverential German introduction of a comedy sketch; the scratchy string orchestral music

2020 – A Year when Distancing became Social

These days, many argue that our Covid (C-19) response is a planetary fiasco, whose size is yet to surface with

Never Belonging: George Blake’s Spy Exploits

Filling the espionage ranks with legions of the non-belonging comes with its share of risk. The process is counter-intuitive, putting

APPLAUD PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR TIBET BILL

Weakening of China’s muscle power is absolutely necessary to curtail China’s territorial expansionist greed and to protect neighboring countries from

Yuletide Lockdowns and Cancelling Christmas

The mind changer in Downing Street has struck again. With UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the helm, changes of

Hoarding the Jabs: The Inequalities of Vaccine Distribution

Public health is no excuse to keep business and patriotism at bay. Not a very humanitarian sentiment, but then again,

I agree with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of…

You may have heard that the U.S. House of Representatives just passed a bill to spend $741 billion renaming military

Top 10 Ways Neera Tanden Has Been Misunderstood

When Neera Tanden emailed her colleagues in support of forcing Libya to pay for the privilege of having been bombed,

“I Told You So. You Damned Fools”: 75 Years of…

Leafing – or in this case scrolling through – the commemorative issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists after

Think Tankers Against China: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Security think tanks are the leeches of industry. Attached to their appropriate field, they compile analysis that is supposedly masterful,

Why the Cosmic Kite Never Fell: Football and Diego Maradona

In Argentina, beatification and canonisation can happen to living figures. Unlike the officialdom of the Catholic Church, the processes take

Not Adding Up: Australia, Iran and the Release of Kylie…

Australia’s ambassadorial offices and political leaders have a consistent record of ignoring their citizens in tight situations. David Hicks, Mamdouh

Top 10 Reasons to Reject Blinken

Antony Blinken is not the Secretary of State the United States or the world needs, and the U.S. Senate should

Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan

The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was always going to make for a gruesome read – and

The Yemen Civil War Arms Bonanza

“Making billions from arms exports which fuel the conflict while providing a small fraction of that in aid to Yemen