In push for attacks on Syria, speculation has become fact and expert opinion derided as pure fantasy.
Australia must use its new position in the UN Security Council to push for conciliation with Iran.
People of the region should pressure their governments to publicly commit to a Middle East free of nuclear weapons.
Achieving a WMD-free Middle East is now more complex after the Arab revolutions as new polities are emerge.
Weapons norms matter, and are a major reason why despots in the Arab world have not deployed chemical weapons.
Toxic chemicals are often banned in warzones, but permitted in order to control a state’s own citizens.
The Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea, will likely antagonise North Korea and Iran.
Iran’s atomic energy programme calls into question the sustainability of Israel’s own nuclear ambiguity.
A heated debate over the war in Iraq highlights the need for better, more critical political discourse in Australia.
The North Korean regime won’t be protected by its nuclear arsenal.