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The five-domains update

By Christopher Dixon, Jessica Clarence, Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson and Melissa Liberatore Sea state The UK is set to ‘assert freedom of navigation rights’ in the South China Sea by sailing HMS Sutherland through the disputed...

European security in the Trump era

By Carl Bildt At last year’s Munich Security Conference, the mood of fear and apprehension among European security officials was palpable. Three years earlier, Russia had annexed Crimea and launched incursions into Eastern Ukraine....

Where to now for Timor-Leste and its growing youth bulge?

By Benjamin Sullivan Francisco Guterres, the current President of Timor-Leste, recently dissolved the national parliament and has called for a fresh parliamentary election in 2018. This was declared on January 26th, only six months...

Australia as a full ASEAN Community partner

By Graeme Dobell Ahead of the ASEAN–Australia summit in Sydney next month, ASPI today publishes my report Australia as an ASEAN Community partner. The report discusses how and why Australia should join the Association...

Six Months On – Medical Facilities Still Under Fire

By Syrian Archive Introduction In July 2017, the Syrian Archive, in partnership with Syrians for Truth and Justice, Justice for Life, Bellingcat and a flight observation organisation, published a report titled Medical Facilities Under...

Learning from the Ilulissat Initiative

In May, ten years will have passed since the Ilulissat Declaration was initiated. Learning from the Ililussat… …read more From:: Center for Military Studies (Policy)

Quilliam Bulletin 19-02-2018

By Quilliam Admin WATCH: Quilliam International’s President, Noman Benotman discussing his new Briefing Paper titled ‘What’s wrong with current counter-terrorism efforts?’ This is a first of a series of papers Noman will be releasing...

The double threat to liberal democracy

By Dani Rodrik The crisis of liberal democracy is roundly decried today. Donald Trump’s presidency, the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the electoral rise of other populists in Europe have underscored the...

Security is not a dirty word

By John Coyne and Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson For over a decade, both of our major political parties, in the face of uncertain times, have been going forth ‘getting tough on security’. It would seem that...

The 20-year arc of Oz foreign policy

By Graeme Dobell Australia’s four foreign policy white papers are windows on their moments, offering a 20-year narrative of shifting times. The arc is across four stepping stones aligned in purpose but beset by...

Paul McLeary Joins Breaking Defense

By Colin Clark Breaking Defense and I are proud to announce the beginning of our expansion to provide more in-depth coverage of more defense topics for you, dear Reader. On March 1, Paul McLeary...

Learnings from the Ilulissat Iniative

In May, ten years will have passed since the Ilulissat Declaration was initiated. The Ililussat Initiative,… …read more From:: Center for Military Studies (Policy)

ASPI suggests

By Sofia Patel, Jacqueline Westermann and Malcolm Davis The world This week marked the 18th school shooting of 2018 in the US. The Daily Beast discusses how the perpetrator trained with Republic of Florida,...

We need a navy to protect our supply routes

By John Saunders Following Richard Menhinick’s post about Australia needing a more potent and lethal navy, it’s worth thinking about why we have a navy and what role it would play in a regional...

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