So long and thanks for all the fish
By Cat Herding Cabal on August 27, 2013
Dedicated thread for discussion of Syria and related Arab Spring/Middle East geopolitics in light of the recent massacre of civilians using chemical weapons and the international responses.
By Paul Norton on January 25, 2012
Here is a very interesting article about the emergence of anti-semitism (parading as anti-Zionism) as a key element of Soviet and Eastern European Stalinism after WWII.
By Robert Merkel on December 15, 2011
It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that Martin Ferguson personally drafted parts of the Federal Government’s new energy White Paper. It reads with the same subtext he manages to pack into just about every sentence – that you greenies have […]
By Mark Bahnisch on August 26, 2011
As the Revolution in Libya appears set to succeed, a number of notions have become instant common wisdom, the most prominent of which is that “we” somehow have a responsibility to ensure that Libya does not become another Iraq.
By Brian on July 6, 2011
Via Late Night Live, New Yorker reporter at large Sarah Stillman spent a year investigating the invisible army of more than 70,000 “third-country nationals” (TCNs) who work for the American military in war zones, many in conditions “resembling indentured servitude”. […]
By tigtog on June 23, 2011
Defense officials have been quoted as saying that Mr. Obama will call for an initial withdrawal of about 10 percent of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, with 5,000 troops to leave first, followed by another 5,000 before the year’s end.
By GuyB on June 9, 2011
It can hardly be denied that violence has a peculiarly vicarious allure in the modern mass media environment, regardless of whether we are talking ratings, book sales, ticket sales, clicks, or good old-fashioned circulation. Think James Patterson, the “world’s best-selling […]
By Mark Bahnisch on May 10, 2011
Writing in Crikey today, Guy Rundle looks at the way Barack Obama, like a good dialectician, has both incorporated and transformed Bush’s agenda, no doubt gaining significant political credit along the way: Obama will identify himself with targeted, well-planned operations, […]
By Mark Bahnisch on April 1, 2011
I referred in my last Libya article for The Drum (the final part of the trilogy, on democratisation, will be published next week) to the issue of Responsibility to Protect, a doctrine enabling the UN to take action when states […]
By Mark Bahnisch on March 29, 2011
I have an article at The Drum today on the Libyan intervention, human rights and politics. [Previous discussion on LP of Libya and politics can be found here. It would be nice if comments on this post were relevant to […]
By LP Administrator on March 29, 2011
Discussion on Libya on various threads has tended to stray off the topic, so it’s appropriate that we have a general roundtable for discussion of continuing developments in Libya, and argument about issues other than those raised on substantive posts.