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US actions do more than just keep Huawei away from critical infrastructure. They choke off the supply of semiconductors to China.

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States can’t pick and choose when to invoke international law for protection on a particular issue and then ignore, contravene or decry it on other matters.

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Whether via a submarine or a whale, spying is a violation of state sovereignty, says Professor Natalie Klein from UNSW Law.

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Much that has been thought in the fields of law and policy seems to need rethinking. But what is to take its place? asks Fleur Johns.

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The building blocks for effective responses to people on the move already exist – states must simply choose to use them, argues Jane McAdam.

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The Turnbull government's proposed bill is cruel, punitive and may separate some families forever, write Ben Saul and Jane McAdam.

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The international law expert talks about her solitary, often nail-biting treks and why we shouldn’t mess with Mother Nature. 

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Yes, the newly announced visas are prefereable to indefinite offshore detention. But this is not how humanitarian refugee protection is meant to work, write Jane McAdam and Kerry Murphy.

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The asylum bill introduced into Parliament last week is an extraordinary display of disdain for international law – and its fundamental misunderstanding of it, writes Jane McAdam.

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Admiral Chris Barrie has described Australia’s asylum seeker policies and treatment of refugees as “a mess” which reflects badly on all Australians. 

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