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Dr Jo Coghlan is a lecturer in Politics at the School of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She is a regular writer on national and international human rights issues and is the coeditor of Seeking Refuge: Asylum Seekers and Politics in a Globalising World (Halstead Press, Sydney, 2005). Dr Coghlan regularly contributes on Online Opinion, Australia's premier ejournal of social and political debate.

Obama: Leading from behind on Syria

The Syrian leader is out of options and out of friends and it seems it is only now that the Obama administration is talking tough on Syria. Obama has made…

U.S. Credit Rating: American Hegemony in Decline?

Standard and Poor’s (S&P) have reduced America’s sovereign credit rating from AAA to AA+. The rating puts the U.S. on par with Kuwait and Taiwan. America’s $14.3 trillion debt makes…

Arab Spring Refugees: the Cost of War

Arab Spring Refugees: the Cost of War

As a result of the uprisings occurring in the Middle East, large populations of internally displaced persons (IDP’s) have been created inside of those countries, as well as great numbers…

Patriot Act: A civil liberties breach or a foreign policy necessity?

Patriot Act: A civil liberties breach or a foreign policy necessity?

U.S. President Barrack Obama signed an extension to H.R. 2975, an Act to Provide Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act (2001), known as the Patriot Act. The…

Where America goes, Australia goes, especially on Afghanistan

Military deaths, Afghani deaths, billions of dollars, war-weary constituents, declining public support, and a lack of moral legitimacy means that both Australia and America need to exit Afghanistan now. As…