The 2 nd Cavalry Regiment (Stryker) is reamed out in an internal Army study for its performance last month at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, a training ground in Germany. It is worrisome that this unit appears to have deteriorated...Show More Summary
The prime minister's political foes still hope that Obama will wreak revenge. Perhaps, they say, the Gaza crisis will motivate America's leader to announce a bid for Israeli-Palestinian peace that would expose Netanyahu as an opponent of peace.
Land theft / Ethnic cleansing / Intolerance of religions other than Judaism Occupation starts Judaizing names of Jerusalem's streets OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (PIC) 4 Oct -- The Zionist municipality controlling Jerusalem decided to start changing the names of the streets in … Continue reading ?
Internet activists have reported that Bahrain’s Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs Sheikh Khaled bin Ali al-Khalifa has ordered the immediate transfer of Sunni cleric Dr Adel Hassan AlHamad from one of the grand mosques in Riffa to another mosque in Tubli. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, Al-Watan, a Saudi newspaper, quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov saying that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had agreed to step down after months of trying to quash the Syrian uprising. It's not unusual for public figures to walk back inflammatory statements after they make them. Show More Summary
In a society still divided by caste and ethnic identity, a discourse on sexual identity seems to be less of a priority. Despite official recognition and a lenient social attitude, family pressure and social expectations still prevent most people from coming out.
Twenty Palestine solidarity activists briefly interrupted the screening of The Invisible Men at the Roxie Theater on Saturday night to protest the San Francisco LGBT International Film Festival's relationship with the Israeli government.
Central Asia provides a textbook example of the damage that endemic corruption does to a country. The education and health systems in places like Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, for example, are nearing total collapse.
Google "M23 Congo" and it is obvious that accounts of the leaked report have gone viral. But is it correct? Does the report exist? What, exactly, does it say?
Rae Abileah writes about her great-uncle, the Israeli pacifist Joseph Abileah.
Australia's Ambassador to Indonesia, Greg Moriarty, dropped by the Lowy Institute on Monday to talk about his impressions of the country and Australia's relationship with Jakarta. Here's what Greg told me about how the country has changed since he was first posted there in the late '90s. Show More Summary
Our leaders tell us bin Laden attacked us because of our liberties. But they ignore what he said in his declaration of war
Last Wednesday Sydney University academic Ben Goldsmith presented to the Lowy Institute his research on forecasting genocides. After examining data from the early 70s onward, Goldsmith and his fellow researchers found four key factors...Show More Summary
Israel diverted hundreds of pounds of highly enriched uranium from plant in Pennsylvania in 60s with help of American Israel supporters
Mariela Castro Espin is a leader in Cuba's struggle to achieve equal rights for its LGBT people. In this interview, Mariela answers probing questions: the politics of advocating gay rights in Cuba, criticism of Soviet-style socialism, and her critique of capitalism.
Two points I take away from this interesting interview with Afghanistan's Ambassador to Australia Nasir Andisha, who was our guest speaker at the Lowy Institute on Wednesday (full audio of the speech here). The first is a rather stark...Show More Summary
Author and talk-show celebrity Irit Linur explained how pleased she was to see the Israeli officer slam the butt of his rifle into the face of the (unarmed, nonviolent) Danish peace activist. She said his golden hair made him look like a member of the Hitlerjugend.
The schedule for the American Jewish Committee conference in Washington coming up in May highlights that Sohrab Ahmari, an Iranian-American, will be addressing the question:...
This morning one of the region's foremost experts on China's military, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies Senior Fellow Richard Bitzinger, dropped by the Lowy Institute to meet with some of our experts. He was kind enough to give me a few minutes for an interview, and we began by talking about regional perceptions of China's military rise. Show More Summary
Last Friday The Interpreter's Future of Secrecy discussion culminated in a live event in Canberra. I hope some of the presentations made at the event will be released shortly, but meantime, Malcolm Turnbull agreed to a short interview after his speech. You can listen here. Photo by Mark Graham.