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David Hicks and the war on terror: what are the lessons?

On 13 June, at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, award-winning journalist Leigh Sales addressed the difficult case of David Hicks and its implications for the global war on terror.<br><br>Now that Mr Hicks is back in an Australian prison, what lessons should we take from the drawn-out saga?  What has this case taught us about how the US and its allies are fighting the war on terror?  How are America’s detention policies (and in particular the facility at Guantanamo Bay) affecting that country’s international standing?  How is US public diplomacy faring?  And what does the Hicks case say about the state of the US-Australia alliance?

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