Tag: security

Sub-Imperial State: Australian Dirty Work

The instruments of statecraft, as exposed by Brian Toohey and Bernard Collaery, are wielded in the interests of those with real power: elite elements in the private sector and the US national-security state, which defends a global order protective of its interests.

‘Push’Em All’: Corroding the Rule of Law

Australian society is being slowly fractured into classes of differential vulnerability, to whom different laws and rights apply.

A War Footing?, by John Hinkson

The global security emergency and its economic eruptions

Keeping Us Safe?, by Simon Cooper

The fetishisation of safety points to a larger transformation across Western democracies.

All that Melts…, by Alison Caddick

What does security—the necessity of being able to assume the contours of a relatively stable life-world—mean any more?

Netanyahu in Australia: Just what is he selling? by Jeff Halper

Jeff Halper

26 Feb 2017

For Israel, the Palestinians have long since ceased being of any interest, let alone an existential threat. So what is really on Netanyahu's mind, and what are he and Turnbull really discussing?

The Militarisation of Defence

The Defence White Paper assumes an aggressive posture and receives unprecedented funding

The State and Terror in the New Era

Jenny Hocking: Imprecision over the language of 'terrorism' and its application, leads to concerns that counter-terrorist security measures will be broadly targetted in ways that are neither appropriate nor efficient, ways that may impinge upon legitimate political agitation and dissent

High Towers, High Stakes, High Risks

John Hinkson: The financial fallout of the attack has laid bare the risky and crisis-ridden nature of a hi-tech society. The aftershocks will echo through every sector of the economy.

In Terror and Hope

Guy Rundle

The Terrorist Syndrome

Paul James: Mainstream Western responses to global violence involve disturbing reassertions of nationalistic parochialism.

Will Democracy Come to the USA?

Simon Cooper: Political dissent, so-called un-Americanism and the erosion of civil liberties in the US