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Thoughts from Kyiv – In the wake of Paris bombings, shelling in the Donbas...

This week the world mourns the victims of the IS (“Islamic State”) attacks on Paris. Meanwhile, seemingly as proof of the degree to which...
ISIL Hostages: To Pay or Not to Pay

ISIL Hostages: To Pay or Not to Pay

The Islamic State group recently confirmed the beheading of Haruna Yukawa, one of the two Japanese hostages. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, believes the...

The Great Re-branding

United States: In October 2015 Bill Clinton, appearing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, was asked by Colbert to explain the apparent momentum...

The Black Sea crisis: More than what it seems.

History, insecurity and brinkmanship reveal an unsettling global future. The Black sea crisis is likely to be more than simply a resurgent Russia flexing its...

Australia’s Indefinite Detention Camps. How it all began.

Asylum seekers have for over a decade now been a frequently covered issue in the Australian media. The 'Tampa' affair of August 2001 was...
Anders Breivik’s Everywhere

Anders Breivik’s Everywhere

I came to Norway for the same reason most other Australians find their way here. A young, educated, bi-lingual Norwegian girl captured my affection...

The Coming Autumn Heat

The last few days have been emotional. On Wednesday Nadia Savchenko arrived in Kyiv to a hero’s welcome, and a plethora of speculation as...

The Islamic State and Chechnya: Disturbing Similarities

The active anti-terror operation that took place in Chechnya in 1999-2000 involved approximately 80,000 Russian troops and cost the Russian government billions of dollars to...

The End of Kim

There exists a pervasive myth in the world of international relations regarding nuclear weapons. It concerns the difference between zero and one. It holds...

Norway’s Human Zoo. Past and Present Myths

Back in 1719, Daniel Defoe wrote the still famous novel "Robinson Crusoe". The plot of which runs as follows. A white educated and civilised European...

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OB Markers & Identity with PJ Thum

Editor of Circus Bazaar Magazine Shane Alexander Caldwell sits down to discuss OB markers, ethnic division and swimming the English Channel with Historian, Olympian...

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