Tag: Militarism

Forever Partnership, Forever War

…if the next war is against China, over Taiwan, the South or East China Sea, or some contrived event, Australia will become involved, will be a principal target, and will lose the war. China is not the Taliban.

When the General Calls: Military Tactics Against COVID-19 in Australia

…the lesson of history that I'd so reluctantly distilled was, in effect, to organise the Australian vaccine rollout as if it were a practice of pacification and counterinsurgency. That is, to follow the style of colonial militarisation from which ‘ordinary’ public health had derived over a century ago...

Being Abnormal in Normal

Meeting the novel challenge of global terrorism requires reconsideration of long-standing views, including our knee-jerk dismissal of pacifism, argues Manfred B. Steger

Civilisational Chauvinism

With talk of a ‘long war’, the US has committed itself to a high-intensity, asymmetrical war against civilian populations, writes Guy Rundle