Chris Fitzgerald

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I am a correspondent, freelance writer and commentator based in Melbourne, Australia. I write articles, reports and op-eds on important global political and humanitarian issues, including human rights abuses, international law, conflict and displacement. My work is published through online publications, media outlets, not-for-profits and academic websites.

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The US response to the Israel-Hamas conflict has exposed a dangerous double standard

Last year, United States President Joe Biden told reporters he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin was a “war criminal” in response to civilian casualties...

Syrians are rising up against Assad, and this time things could be different

Tensions have boiled over in southern Syria this week as thousands protest deteriorating living conditions. This has triggered a movement not seen since 2011...

Thai leadership hopeful hits familiar roadblocks in search for power

This week, Thai leadership hopeful and Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat hit several obstacles in his quest for the prime ministership. On Wednesday, Thailand’s...

Prigozhin’s mutiny won’t succeed, but Vladimir Putin is finished

To misquote Lenin, there are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen. This morning history has come at a rush,...

Bombing of the Kakhovka Dam could be the worst, and most desperate war crime yet

Social media was abuzz on Tuesday morning with footage showing the Kakhovka Dam had been breached, with water surging down the Dnipro River. Later in...

Thailand has just seen a political awakening, but can it survive the military?

Thailand’s opposition parties have won a historic election victory, routing traditionally dominant parties aligned with the military. But will this translate into a new...

Don’t listen to the naysayers, the ICC’s arrest warrant for Putin is a game changer

The International Criminal Court’s decision to issue an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin is a game changer. The wheels of justice are turning, and...

The G20 foreign ministers’ summit will be an uncomfortable one for India

Foreign ministers from the world’s largest economies meet in New Delhi this week for the G20 summit. The G20 (or Group of Twenty) is a...

Assad is playing politics while people in Idlib suffer

This week’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkiye has decimated northwest Syria, leaving the international community scrambling to provide humanitarian assistance. With the region in...

Sri Lankans deserve a clean break from the past

The decision of former president Maithripala Sirisena to run for president pits two unpopular, establishment candidates against one another. With both Sirisena and Ranil...

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Ukraine’s Western allies already have a military presence in the country

Paris is contemplating sending a small force into Ukrainian...

Palestinian Statehood after October 7: Any Odds of Success?

The terrorist action undertaken by Hamas on October 7,...

Post-Article 370: Democracy Yet to Take Ground in Jammu and Kashmir

The Supreme Court's verdict upholding the abrogation of Article...
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