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  • July 21, 2021

Australian diplomats may return to Kabul, but Afghan aides amid the fog of war

Australia is considering reestablishing a diplomatic presence in Kabul, a disturbing indication that its hasty withdrawal was “a complete fiasco”. Foreign Minister Marise Payne (Image: AAP / Lukas Coch) Months after closing its embassy in Afghanistan, Australia is considering reestablishing its diplomatic presence, the latest move in a quiet but confused withdrawal from a country…

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Bipartisan report calls on government to implement sanctions on Myanmar

A bipartisan parliamentary committee recommended that the Australian government consider imposing sanctions on senior members of the Myanmar military following a devastating coup earlier this year. Almost 1,000 people have been killed by security forces in the country since the Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s army, took power in February. So far, Australia has resisted calls to follow…

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