Uproar After Morrison’s Recognition of West Jerusalem as Capital of Israel – Does it Deserve the Controversy?

Janine Joseph uncovers the hypocrisy in Labor’s recent approach to a two state solution. Janine is the President of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students at the University of Sydney.

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Is it Time for a Collective Defence Bloc in Asia?

The balance of peace in a highly volatile region lies in an unstable, nuclear armed nation. Despite this, co-operation between regional governments remains significantly fragmented. So, the question remains – is a NATO-style collective defence bloc against North Korea within the Asia Pacific possible? Can a successful containment policy be implemented without alienating surrounding regional neighbours? Continue reading Is it Time for a Collective Defence Bloc in Asia?

Japan: What’s Next for Article 9?

Japan’s foreign policy in the post-world war two era is renowned for their strong focus on pacifism and non-aggression. This can be directly attributed to anti-war sentiments that arose after Japan’s defeat in the war, and also due to their own post-war constitution which came into effect in 1947; born out of a joint effort by both the Japanese government and the Allied forces during … Continue reading Japan: What’s Next for Article 9?