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ASPI suggests

By Sofia Patel, Jacqueline Westermann and Malcolm Davis The world The justifications put forward by allied nations to strike the Assad regime in Syria last week rest on the fact that using chemical weapons...

The West’s crisis of confidence

By Carl Bildt In an age defined by US President Donald Trump’s rage, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s revisionism and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s unbridled ambition, the international order is becoming increasingly disorderly, dysfunctional and...

Building a brilliant ADF

By Mick Ryan In 2017, a US Department of Defense study of the future operating environment described artificial intelligence (AI) as the most disruptive technology of our time. In this environment, says the report:...

If a project is approved in a forest …

By Marcus Hellyer One of the key elements of the government’s strategy for national defence is an ambitious recapitalisation of the Australian Defence Force. The 2016 Defence White Paper and its supporting Defence Integrated...

National security wrap

By Christopher Dixon, Jessica Clarence, Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson and Melissa Liberatore The beat Modern slavery A UK anti-slavery helpline identified nearly 5,000 potential victims in its first year of operation. The helpline received 3,710 calls...

Space 2.0: building Australia’s strategy for space

By Flavia Tata Nardini This is the fourth in our series ‘Australia in Space’ leading up to ASPI’s Building Australia’s Strategy for Space conference in June. Australia, and the world, is experiencing one of...

China Satellite SJ-17, Friendly Wanderer?

By Colin Clark When China published its description of SJ-17, the folks at AGI who track satellites for a living raised their eyebrows. The Chinese said it was an experimental satellite. But “the way...

Key Takeaways of the Kim-Trump Summit Minuet

By Stephen J. Blank While a Trump-Kim summit is a victory for South Korean diplomacy and the policy of maximum pressure, it is also a tremendous victory for Kim Jong Un, and this must...

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