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  • AUSTRALIA

    US-backed Georgia pokes the Russian bear

    • Tony Kevin
    • 19 August 2008
    7 Comments

    Provocation by the US and the Saakashvili government has realigned the balance of power between Russia and the West. The Georgia conflict is the most important event in East-West relations since the fall of Soviet Communism.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Converting Paisley the Irish demagogue

    • Frank O'Shea
    • 27 May 2008
    3 Comments

    Northern Ireland has celebrated a year of normal political life. If St Paul got hit by a bolt of lightning, what persuaded Ian Paisley to change from a brand-name for bigotry into a reasonable human being?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Childlike wonder redeems inscrutable Houdini

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 13 March 2008

    Tough times call for tough measures — the McGarvie women comprise a single-parent family in a male-dominated society, so you can hardly blame them for making a living the best way they can. Houdini is all charm and showmanship, with hidden depths and dark secrets.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Bush constructing legacy as peacemaker

    • Kylie Baxter
    • 29 January 2008

    Legacy was never far from the surface during the State of the Union address delivered yesterday by President George W. Bush. For him, the temptation to solve the complex Palestinian-Israeli conflict has proven irresistible.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Senseless death of Sri Lankan Good Samaritan

    • Danielle Vella
    • 03 October 2007
    4 Comments

    Last week, a local Jesuit Refugee Service coordinator in Sri Lanka was killed when his van was blown up by a mine in rebel-held territory, as he was delivering aid to displaced people and orphans. Typically the army and Tamil Tigers blamed each other for the blast, and we are unlikely to discover the truth.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    What provoked Burmese people's fearless stand

    • Carol Ransley & Toe Zaw Latt
    • 03 October 2007
    4 Comments

    Two out of five children in Burma are severely malnourished, and the majority of people live in dire poverty. Then the ruling State Peace and Development Council instructed all Ministry of Energy distribution outlets to raise the prices of fuel.

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  • RELIGION

    Lessons from case of Poland's collaborator archbishop

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 22 January 2007
    5 Comments

    Harsh persecution polarises communities and corrupts them from within. It is the seedbed not only of heroic witness to faith, but also of cowardice and of vindictiveness.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    There's no bacon in Adjumani

    • Bryan Pipins
    • 23 December 2006

    An Australian aid worker escapes the Sharia prohibition of pork and wine when he moves from Darfur to Northern Uganda. But his arrival coincides with the outbreak of swine fever and the drying up of the bacon supply.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Shelters protect childhood of Ugandan children

    • Matthew Smeal
    • 16 October 2006
    3 Comments

    Government-run shelters have become much more than a safe refuge for the children, but somewhere where they can actually be children. Nobody knows whether the recent ceasefire between the Government and the LRA rebels will hold.

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  • RELIGION

    Culture warriors have no place in Catholic life (full version)

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 16 October 2006
    4 Comments

    The concept of Catholic Culture Wars is destructive, because it makes truth the slave of power. Its logic can be seen in a recent Quadrant review, which projects onto an art exhibition a preoccupation with the occult and sexually ambiguous.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Victory eludes both Israel and Hezbollah

    • Mihal Greener
    • 21 August 2006
    4 Comments

    Lebanon and its people have suffered incomprehensible devastation, and Israel has shown its enemies that it could not effectively combat an enemy as elusive as Hezbollah. The group has nevertheless been weakened, albeit to an uncertain extent.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Darfur's tenuous peace deal penned in blood

    • Ben Fraser
    • 07 August 2006

    Since the Darfur Peace Agreement was ratified in May, the Sudanese government has variously courted, confused and harangued the international community in an apparent successful effort to create discord in the peace process.

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