Dr Anthony Billingsley, Lecturer of International Relations from the UNSW School of Social Sciences, addresses the question of whether Australian Islamic State wives and their children should be brought home from Syria.
The Morrison government has shown no enthusiasm for repatriating the family members of IS fighters. But as other nations bring back their own fighters, Australia may find itself forced to act.
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.
Is it possible for the international community to protect civilians from mass atrocities?
Enough of the hand-wringing – the world needs a “coalition of the obligated” to take action to stop mass atrocities, writes Toni Erskine.
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.
UNSW has partnered with universities across the state to offer scholarships for refugees who will be resettled in NSW over the next 18 months.
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.
The decision to declare war and send Australian forces overseas does not require debate or authorisation from parliament, writes Gabrielle Appleby.
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.