Joseph Power

The strange death of Europe

25 August 2017 12:46 pm

There exists in German a wonderful word, both oddly haunting and untranslatable: Geschichtsmüde, which translates into something roughly akin to…

Theresa May and the wake of Project Sneer

12 July 2016 3:33 am

Project Fear became in the end, as Daniel Hannan described it, ‘Project Sneer’. The massed legions of banks, multinationals, the…

Surely our enemy’s enemy is our friend?

22 August 2015 9:00 am

In a speech to the Sydney Institute, Julie Bishop declared the threat Isis pose to international order is greater than…

Islamic State, Year One

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Last August, full of piss, vinegar, and youthful enthusiasm, I wrote a piece in this publication entitled ‘Smash the Islamic…

Where’s Waleed?

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Last year, Bernard Keane of Crikey (rather loftily) asserted that the threat posed to Australia by lone wolf terrorism was…

BDS – the cool new term for anti-Semitism

25 April 2015 9:00 am

I’m a bit late to the party, but there was almost something amusing about an academic – a 15 year…

Iran is winning Iraq

21 March 2015 9:00 am

The Islamic State is on the retreat. The combination of Peshmerga forces and US-led airstrikes halted their offensive on the…

Butcher’s knives, bombs and airplanes

17 January 2015 9:00 am

When two dozen militants from Lashkar-e-Taiba wrought havoc across Mumbai in 2008, it was the first example of a strategic…

Khorasan – now even scarier than ISIS!

18 October 2014 9:00 am

As Islamic State jihadists slaughter and maim their way across two countries with sadistic efficiency, a new US-led Coalition of…

Smash the Islamic State

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Apologies to the fiercely Marx-minded readers of The Spectator Australia, but: a spectre is haunting the West, the spectre of…

Our lone wolves

28 June 2014 9:00 am

We all know about the crucifying sadists who comprise the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). But did you…