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Long march: Australia's dilemma in China rise

If growing tensions between China and the US spark into conflict, what would Australia do? In this essay, strategic analyst Hugh White examines events and decisions surrounding last century’s major wars to reflect upon the biggest security challenge of our time.

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Memorialising or myth-making? The Australian War Memorial is being expanded at a cost of $500 million. Photo: AAP/Lukas Coch
Books & Poetry

The understated SA historian lassoing history’s myths

He grew up in a tiny South Australian town famous for its rodeo, but historian Robin Prior has made his career roping in the myths proliferating around Australia’s war efforts. His huge new undertaking, however, is being hampered by cuts to our national archives, and politicians’ priorities which favour hagiography over history.

News

US Govt misled public on Afghanistan: documents

The US government across three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war, often suggesting success where it didn’t exist, according to thousands of pages of documents obtained by The Washington Post.

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