Binoy Kampmark

Binoy Kampmark was a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He lectures at RMIT University, Melbourne. Email:

Five Years of Forgetting: The Fukushima Disaster and Nuclear Amnesia

The World of Make-Believe: Nancy Reagan in the White House

Diminishing Democracy: The Australian Senate Changes

The Election of Gianni Infantino: Small Change at FIFA

Funding Fictions: Australia, China and the Defence White Paper

New Road Maps, Old Debates: The “Closure” of Guantánamo Bay

Manipulating Child Refugees: The Baby Asha Scandal in Australia

Cameron’s European Sojourn: the Referendum on Brexit is Nigh

Shutting Out China: the US-ASEAN Ploy

Death of a Literalist: the Dissenting Jurisprudence of Antonin Scalia

False Friends and Misaligned Interests: The Syrian Conflict Deepens

Warring Against Sanders: Totalitarian Thinking, Feminism and the Clintons

The New Hampshire Distortion: The Primaries Begin

Julian Assange, the UN and Meanings of Arbitrary Detention

Legalizing Cruelties: the Australian High Court and Indefinite Offshore Detention

Endless Trilogies: Myth and The Star Wars Franchise

Hearings in Secret: Congress, FISA and Warrantless Surveillance

In Search of Nationalism: Remembering Benedict Anderson

Saving Brown Female Bodies: Cameron and Britain’s Female Muslims

Buying Hillary Clinton: The Courting of Wall Street

The Meaning of Davos Man: The World Economic Forum

A Day with Vermeer: The Dutch Masters at the Royal Collection

Britain vs. Trump

Cashing in on Death: The David Bowie Commemorative Extra

Nuclear Perceptions: North Korea and the arts of Guerrilla Partisanship

The Point of the Spear: Nostalgia in Oregon’s Militia Movement

The Point of the Spear: Nostalgia in Oregon’s Militia Movement

Bribery over Humanity: The UK, Saudi Arabia and the UN Human Rights Council

Riyadh’s Sectarian Move: Executing Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

Year of Disenchantment: Memories of 2015

Hidden Browsing Histories: Theresa May and the Snooper’s Charter

Cherishing Empire: Tony Abbott and the Rhodes Must Fall Campaign

Extraditing Kim Dotcom

Ankara’s Belligerent Gamble

Ethical Suspensions: Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini and FIFA Governance

The Permanent War State

Angst Against Encryption: The Global Crackdown

Bloody Entanglements: Saudi Arabia, Britain and Yemen

Australia, Terrorism and Throwing Away the Key

Fossils of the Day: Saudi Arabia, Australia and Spoilers at COP21

Searching for Satoshi Nakamoto and Hunting Bitcoin

Climate Change, Lord Monckton and Reverse Conspiracies

Searching for Satoshi Nakamoto and Hunting Bitcoin

Battleground USA: the San Bernardino Shootings and Militia Mentalities

False Just Wars: The Commons Vote to Bomb Syria

Incoherence and Bombing Mania in the British Commons

Collusion and Control: Europe Pays Africa to Keep Refugees

Straining the Republic: France’s State of Emergency

British Austerity: Cutting One’s Own Backyard

The Perils of Certainty: Obama and the Assad Regime

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