Anthony Billingsley

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The cruise missile attack on Syria may have boosted President Trump’s weak standing at home but fails on more serious criteria of legality and morality, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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If Donald Trump decides to undo the Iran nuclear agreement, it could damage Iran's internal stability and economic recovery as well as US relations with Europe and Russia.

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It is nearly impossible to monitor precise numbers of those killed in war zones such as Syria. Assigning responsibility is even harder, writes Anthony Billingsley.

Syrian refugees

Any end to the fighting in Syria will have to be politically driven and it must be the Syrians themselves who decide the outcome, writes Anthony Billingsley.

Yemen

Yemen desperately needs an end to fighting and a negotiated settlement that takes into account the wishes of its people, but there's no sign anyone is listening, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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Dubious intelligence sharing and asylum seeker deals aside, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s visit to Iran is an important step in bringing the pariah state back into the international mainstream, writes Antony Billingsley.

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The violence witnessed in recent months in Gaza will happen again unless Israeli governments and Palestinian resistance groups realise the rest of the world is serious about the rule of law, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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Instead of a military solution to the Syrian conflict, the US must join with Russia to pursue a unified diplomatic approach to end the bloodshed, writes Anthony Billingsley. 

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Iraq is facing an assault on its sovereign integrity from Islamic extremists that is testing the organs of the state, writes Anthony Billingsley. 

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While America's allies Israel and Saudi Arabia stand to lose from the peaceful resolution to the Iranian stand-off, the causes of peace in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine have just been given a boost, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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