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Yeonmi Park escaped hell on earth – millions have not

One Young World Ambassador Yeonmi Park’s emotional speech at the One Young World Summit 2014 in Dublin has found renewed attention online. Yeonmi’s video, in which she details her harrowing escape from North Korea, was republished on the ‘Higher Perspective’ Facebook … Continue reading

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China desperate to keep out of Tiananmen Square

Andrew L. Urban China’s Communist Party fears a democracy movement arising from its own people far more than it fears any Western commentary. The more afraid of such a break out, the tougher its repressions, notably in Hong Kong, which … Continue reading

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The good news from Hong Kong

Andrew L. Urban. Angered and afraid, Hong Kong rose up last week and told China’s communist bullies to shove their extradition plans up their red flag. It would have diminished Hong Kong freedoms and curtailed democracy. The bad news is … Continue reading

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Jamal Khashoggi’s death and Saudi ‘intelligence’ service?

Andrew L. Urban. It’s not over yet, but I feel this is a crucial moment in the evolution of the story about the shocking death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Let’s take stock of what we know – and ask … Continue reading

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American tragedy

By Andrew L. Urban. America’s current (June 2018) crisis over illegal immigration, family separations and border policies generally, have highlighted and exacerbated the nature of America’s unfolding socio-political tragedy. Watching America rip itself apart – needlessly – is the greatest … Continue reading

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Kim Jong-un: even ‘respectable circles’ can only guess

By Andrew L. Urban With the gratuitous opening sentence, “Keep your eyes on North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.” The Australian’s veteran Foreign Editor Greg Sheridan signals his credential superiority, but soon drops his guard. “ … so far, in relation to … Continue reading

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Free speech criminalised in UK

Back in the UK after 16 months travel, David Sergeant is aghast at the drastic changes to freedom of speech, expression and association, all squeezed by laws. Yes, in the UK. (This is an extract from his report in Spectator … Continue reading

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Israeli victory essential for Middle East peace

The moment is right for fresh thinking in order to dispatch the old and stale Palestinian-Israeli conflict, writes Daniel Pipes.* With Arabs focused on other issues – the Iranian nuclear weapon build-up, civil wars in Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Iraq, … Continue reading

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What Kim Jong-un wants

By Andrew L. Urban. What does young Kim of North Korea want? That’s what political junkies and politicians around the world are wondering, as are columnists and journalists, in the long lead up to the proposed May 2018 meeting between … Continue reading

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George Soros: wealthy, not wise

By Andrew L. Urban ‘In the United States, President Donald Trump would like to establish his own mafia-style state but cannot, because the Constitution, other institutions, and a vibrant civil society won’t allow it.’ That’s the third sentence in an … Continue reading

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