Nukes Madmen And Religion
There’s a new Domino Theory
Once the Domino Theory had Australia as the final South-east Asian tile to fall before a wave of Communism. Now there’s a new Domino Theory – and it’s changing the face of North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
While some dictators are gone, others remain entrenched, and a perilous geopolitical mix continues to simmer – a mix of religious fundamentalism, expanding nuclear capabilities, extremes of wealth and poverty, corruption, intense demographic pressures, contracting resources and sclerotic authoritarian regimes.
What will the revolution bring – democracy or Islamic fundamentalism? How far will it reach?
What is the likely future for the region? And what impacts can Australia expect?
Lydia Khalil, Visiting Fellow at Macquarie University, Arabic speaker, and former terrorism adviser to the New York Police Department, has close experience as an advisor to Iraqi politicians. Join her in conversation led by Graeme Dobell, former ABC foreign correspondent, and with Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia at the Lowy Institute, author and former Australian diplomat; Professor Amin Saikul, Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies at the ANU; and Peter Rodgers, former Australian Ambassador to Israel and one-time Sydney Morning Herald journalist.
Saturday June 25
$35 allocated seating
The J Theatre Theatre
Duration 1.5 hours
The 'J', Noosa Junction
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