School of Social Sciences

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Non-discrimination is the natural twin of fundamental liberties. We cannot all enjoy these freedoms in equal measure if discrimination is practised without redresss, write Geoffrey Brahm Levey and Helen Pringle.

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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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The Abbott government needs to show constancy and patience in engaging India, yet more important than grand diplomacy is simply letting the two nations play to their greatest strength: people, writes Rory Medcalf. 

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Former senator and UNSW Adjunct Professor Bob Carr is writing a tell-all book comprised of the diaries he kept while serving as foreign minister.

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Tony Abbott’s interview with the Washington Post has revived his problem of loose lips - but this time on the international stage, writes Mark Rolfe. 

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The international focus has been on the war in Syria and its refugees, but the impact on host countries, such as Lebanon, also demands attention, writes Anthony Billingsley. 

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After a successful first year of membership on the UN Security Council, Australia now has greater diplomatic capital to address important global issues that might otherwise escape attention, write Jeremy Farrall and Jeni Whalan. 

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The business community may try to get as much out of Tony Abbott as possible, but do they recognise the clear differences between a CEO and a prime minister, asks Mark Rolfe. 

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Contrary to recent commentary, the US will stay the course on Obama's pivot to Asia for the simple reason that Asia engages US vital interests more than any other region, writes Alan Dupont. 

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AWU boss Paul Howes is pushing for social privatisation of government infrastructure to improve our cities. Should the ALP take heed of his advice, asks Mark Rolfe. 

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