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  1. Riot city gets back to business but few are venturing out

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... 'Neighbourhood groups like ours are the foundation stone of party structure, so it is important for us to make an effort to restore stability. 'I came to Urumqi from Hebei province in 1976, ... line, we will be arrested. The problem is that there is so much pressure on Islam in this region. The government tries to control us, so of course, there is resistance to that. 'If people ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Above the Din of War, by Peter Eichstaedt

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Above the Din of War by Peter Eichstaedt Chicago Review Press So much for Operation Enduring Freedom. The American-led mission launched after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York's fiscal heart limps on, finally set to fizzle out in 2014, when the US forces are slated to end their occupation of Afghanistan. Above the Din of War suggests the US campaign ...

  3. It's business as usual for the fight against terrorism

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... security credentials in the lead-up to the poll. The government's business-as-usual approach contrasts with that of the opposition Labor Party, which said it would have strengthened engagement ... maintain good relations with Asia and the United States, highlighting the back-to-back visits to Parliament in Canberra last year by President Hu Jintao and US President George W. Bush. 'We ...

  4. US defence strategy in Korea has time on its side

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Halloran When US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta was in Hawaii last week, he was asked why the US still has troops in South Korea when North Korea's conventional forces are in a miserable condition, South Korea's soldiers are fully capable of defending their own country and US forces are experiencing serious budget restrictions. Panetta said US forces, which have been ...

  5. US war deaths- were they worth it?

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... sergeant reporting in from the US tells his platoon leader: 'Lieutenant, you'd hardly know there was a war on... Businessmen still run their businesses. College kids go to college. ... which was followed by the cold war. In Vietnam, where 58,220 Americans were killed and 103,284 wounded from 1954 to 1973, the answer to the central question is more contentious. The US ...

  6. US-led force an easy scapegoat for anger over horrific violence

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Borzou Daragahi

    ... Borzou Daragahi It was another horrific act of violence in the Iraqi capital during another busy rush-hour morning. This time the scene was al-Tahrir Square, a busy intersection familiar ... likely to have set off the massive explosion, they targeted the US-led occupation force. 'We want to get rid of the Americans as soon as possible,' one man screamed. 'We want them ...

  7. N Korea cites US blacklist as bar to nuclear progress

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode in Manila North Korea has for the first time specifically linked further progress on scrapping its nuclear weapons to its desire to be pulled from a US list of state sponsors ... goodwill for closing Yongbyon.' Pyongyang has previously urged the US to drop its terrorist designation but yesterday marked the first time North Korea had linked the issue specifically ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A nuclear world is not a safer world

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... underfunded. Last year, global military spending reportedly exceeded US$1.7trillion. This level is hard to explain in a post-cold-war world and amid a financial crisis. Nuclear weapons budgets ... that states and civil society should take:   Support efforts by Russia and the US to negotiate deep, verified cuts in their arsenals.   Obtain commitments by others possessing such weapons to join ...

  9. US helps Tbilisi set stage to retake separatist regions

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Joshua Kucera

    ... Joshua Kucera in Tbilisi With Russia backing breakaway territories, clash echoes cold war Georgia, emboldened by its strengthening alliance with the US, is increasing pressure on the two ... the separatists in both territories, while the US, since 2003, when a pro-western government took power, has given substantial support to Georgia, including help in training and reforming the military. ...

  10. US cannot win by ignoring rules of war

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... battle. War is, by its nature, a dreadful business. That is precisely why the United Nations refused to sanction the invasion of Iraq without adequate justification. The US is now facing an enemy ... The full facts surrounding the killing of a wounded and apparently helpless Iraqi insurgent by a US marine are not yet known. But the video evidence is powerful- and disturbing. Graphic ...




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