Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are criminals, they would be the first to admit that. They committed a crime facilitating a scourge in society; trying to export drugs to Australia that are illicit, that fuel crime and that destroy lives. They deserve punishment for their crime, but not death. Some would argue that for trying… Continue reading Sukumaran and Chan: No gain, only an ending.
The course of human history has demonstrated the great cost to lives and property that inevitably comes with war. As war has evolved over time, so too have diverse perspectives on thinking about it. At one extreme sits realism, asserting that in the pursuit of advantage, violence is human nature. Karl Von Clausewitz suggested that… Continue reading Humanitarian Law and Just War