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

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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.

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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.