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Notes on Contributors


National Observer: Role and Focus

Iraq: What Justifies Our Role Now?

AWB in Iraq: ALP and ABC in Fairyland

The ABC: Auction Time

Israel/Palestine after the Elections



The Howard/Costello Decade

Former Secretary of the Australian Treasury John Stone shows conclusively how much better off Australia is today than it was in 1995.

Guanxi and Australia-China Consultants — the Risk of Dual Allegiance

Intelligence analyst Andrew Campbell argues that Australia needs a system of checks to ensure that prominent Australians who enjoy high-level contact with China’s Government or business community are not at risk of being placed in positions of compromise.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow — Russian Espionage Continues

A former senior intelligence officer John Miller shows how post-communist Russia is engaging in precisely the same intelligence game it did during Soviet times.

The Left-Wing Threat to Brazil’s Democracy

Augusto Zimmermann examines the ways in which radical forces, within Brazil’s ruling left-wing government of President Lula da Silva, are working to push that government further towards the politics of hard-line Marxism-Leninism.

Whose Environment Is It? Reflections on Modern Environmental Philosophy

Brian J. Coman explores the contradictions inherent in the attitudes of radical environmentalists who see man as intruding upon nature rather than as part of it.



The Perils of Victoria’s Religious Tolerance Laws


The Awful End of Prince William the Silent: The First Assassination of a Head of State with a Handgun



National Observer No. 68 - Autumn 2006