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Hector Sharp
Hector Sharp is a postgraduate law student at The University of Melbourne. He spent two years in the Middle East as a freelance journalist and travel writer. He works as an editor at Australian human rights magazine Right Now. He is also deputy-editor-in-cheif of Quarterly Access at The Australian Institute of International Affairs.

Entries by Hector Sharp

Australians Are Deeply Concerned About U.S. Proposals For The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 6:25 PM

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a trade agreement between 12 Pacific nations; Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Japan, Singapore, Chile, Brunei, Vietnam, Peru, Malaysia, Canada and Mexico. Negotiations began in 2010, but their progress has been tightly sealed off from the media, prompting calls for greater...

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Are Australians Committing Human Rights Abuses in Syria and Iraq?

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 2:44 PM

The midwifery of war has given rise to "The Islamic State," the name given to the region carved out of Syria and Iraq by the group referred to as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

How did we get to this point?

In early 2013...

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The Forgotten Struggle: Tibet's Cold War

(8) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 4:10 PM

At the outset of the First World War, the 13th Dalai Lama wrote a letter to the British Government offering 1,000 of his best warriors to the Allied forces. A symbolic gesture that was politely declined and seemingly forgotten just three decades later in 1950 when 30,000 Chinese troops invaded...

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The Case for Intervention; a College Kid's Perspective

(1) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 2:14 PM

The time I spent at university studying international relations taught me to believe in the international legal system. It taught me to believe that never again would we witness another Rwanda or Kosovo. And yet, after spending just one week in Syria, my faith in this system was completely shattered,...

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