Monthly Archives: September 2011

The unanswered question about 9-11

Robert Fisk is such a rewarding historian of international policy because his contacts are so broad and his experience is so long and because he writes so clearly, passionately and thoughtfully about the persistent failures of Western policy—and humanity—in the Middle East. There, the UK, France and the United States directly or through their occasional […]

That High Court decision

The Prime Minister is “deeply disappointed” with the decision on the plan to send Christmas Island arrivals to Malaysia. Understandable; it’s not a good look for her government. But is Paul Kelly in the Australian right to argue that the decision was ill-made and an “unjustified” interference in foreign policy? This is certainly an “intrusive” […]