Joy and good tidings are in short supply after a year overshadowed by bloody massacres and terrorist outrages, writes Alan Dupont.
Anzac is about remembering all our wars, including those that took place on home soil, writes Peter Stanley
Both Israeli and Palestinian families have been caught in a vicious cycle of violence and are paying an immeasurable price so Israel can have its illegal settlements, write Bassam Dally and Peter Slezak.
For Syrian peace talks to succeed, the rebels and their foreign supporters will have to abandon hopes of a clear victory, writes Anthony Billingsley.
Australia’s military must re-evaluate its role post Afghanistan or risk failing to adapt to new international challenges, leading security analyst Professor Alan Dupont warns.