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Should Australia be doing arms deals with Saudi Arabia?
Boys hold missile shrapnel they collected from the site of a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. Canberra-made weapons are being sold to the Saudi Arabian government. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Should Australia be doing arms deals with Saudi Arabia?

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The war in Yemen is again in the headlines following an airstrike outside a rural hospital in Yemen’s north west last week which the BBC reports killed at…

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Time to judge our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
The Somme Villers-Bretonneux Australian National War Memorial. Photo: Alamy (via Fairfax)

Time to judge our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Reports of alleged breaches of the laws of war by Australian special forces in Afghanistan have drawn attention again to the length of the war itself…

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The Con
Australian troops waiting for US Army helicopters to return to base in Nui Dat, South Vietnam, August 1967. Image: Michael Coleridge via Wikimedia Commons

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Metaphorically, if society resembles a rug, then certainly ‘we’ are not supposed to peek under it, to check out the weave, to gain some specific insight…

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Why an Iraq War Inquiry is more necessary than ever
RAAF Super Hornet aircrew on return to Australia from the Middle East last January Image from The AustralianImage: US Marine Corps via Wikimedia Commons

Why an Iraq War Inquiry is more necessary than ever

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A flurry of activity was caused by last month’s comments by Greens parliamentarians Adam Bandt and Richard Di Natale over Liberal Senator Jim Molan. The ostensible…

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