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On Her Majesty’s secret disservice

The reporter who uncovered the truth about Kim Philby, the 20th century’s most infamous spy, and his warnings for democratic society

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Viral injustice

Julian Assange’s extradition trial continues as an attack on journalism

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Laurie Matheson, our man in Moscow

Was ‘Australia’s James Bond’ working for the KGB? Or ASIO? Or both?

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Nuclear brinkmanship and the doomsday scenario

The risk posed by the global weapons complex is much worse than you know

"Best friends" George W Bush and John Howard, 8 September 2007. © Mick Tsikas/EPA/Corbis

How we lost the war

Afghanistan a decade on from September 11

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Assange arrives at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court with his lawyer Jennifer Robinson for his extradition hearing, 24 February 2011. © Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Crayfish Summer

Julian Assange, sex crime and feminism

The Cypherpunk Revolutionary

Julian Assange: the unknown story

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Photographers try to catch a glimpse of suspects arrested in raids across Sydney less than a week after the Howard government amended counterterrorism laws to make it easier for police arrests, 8 November 2005. © David Gray / Reuters

Hidden agendas

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