Syria

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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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Is it possible for the international community to protect civilians from mass atrocities?

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Enough of the hand-wringing – the world needs a “coalition of the obligated” to take action to stop mass atrocities, writes Toni Erskine. 

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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.

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UNSW has partnered with universities across the state to offer scholarships for refugees who will be resettled in NSW over the next 18 months.

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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.

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The decision to declare war and send Australian forces overseas does not require debate or authorisation from parliament, writes Gabrielle Appleby.

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Countries like Australia take refugees to serve broader purposes, including to enhance their international image and to gain leverage in international politics, argues Claire Higgins.

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The UNHCR’s Regional Representative and the Refugee Council of Australia will be part of a public panel discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis hosted by UNSW tonight.

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Random bombing of Islamic State targets in Syria will not help ease the suffering of the Syrian people, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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