Trump leaves a vacuum in India and Pakistan. Who will fill it?

These past few days tensions have risen between Pakistan and India. America is nowhere to be seen as mediator between two nuclear armed powers on the brink of war. Who will step in to the vacuum? For many Australians, Kashmir is a subject that only arises when the tension between our two cricket loving Commonwealth …

Trump – Kim Summit: What is Kim’s game?

After a long train journey Kim Jong Un will pull into Vietnam mid-week for his second summit with Donald Trump. While many column inches have been written on the motivations of Donald Trump, what about those of Kim Jong Un? Trying to figure out Kim is not an exercise of intellectual fantasy. Any good negotiator …

Why banning ISIS returnees may not be our safest option

“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer,” is an often cited quotation. Is there a kernel of truth here that can be used for the 100 or so Australian ISIS fighters who want to come home? In Australia the government attempted to remove the nationality of ISIS fighter Neil Prakash, claiming he was Fijian. …