Tag Archive for: "immigration"
Germany: a brittle truce

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government haven’t had a good couple of weeks. After a tortuous, deeply divisive and increasingly acrimonious debate, Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU)—conservative coalition partners for almost 70 …

Old Dobell’s almanac

As 2017 limps out and 2018 edges in, here’s Old Dobell’s almanac of the times, trends and twists of history. Trump-eting: The US system is working, but it’s been a stress test from hell. America’s …

Relative deprivation and the debate about refugees

In his much-acclaimed 1970 book, Why men rebel, Ted R. Gurr postulated that political violence could be explained by looking at social psychological factors. Gurr’s theory about political activism, and specifically political violence, centred on …

National security wrap

The Beat Targeting motorcycle outlaws Anti-bikie detectives in the Echo Taskforce arrested 21 people affiliated with the Comancheros motorcycle gang in Melbourne this week, who’ve been connected with previous explosions, shootings and fires. Police seized …

National security wrap

The Beat International tax cooperation high on the agenda Six months after the scandalous Panama Papers leaks, the Republic of Panama has signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, becoming the …