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Army to Up-Armor Two More Brigades

By Katie Bo Williams, Defense One An infantry unit will get Strykers, and a Stryker brigade will shift to tanks, part of the Pentagon’s focus on great-power competition. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

ASPI suggests

By Jacqueline Westermann, Malcolm Davis and James Brorson The world Bashar al-Assad’s forces downed a Russian military plane over Syria on Monday night, killing all 15 Russians on board. Consult the New York Times...

Going forward to Manus

By Malcolm Davis Chinese influence in the South Pacific is growing. Through ‘debt-trap diplomacy’, Beijing is extending a spur off its Maritime Silk Road that runs across the South China Sea and into Papua...

Turning our technology against us

By Cynthia Wong Every day we carry our lives on digital devices tucked in our pockets. But public trust in those devices has reached an all-time low thanks to scandals ranging from election interference...

Counterarguments to the devaluation of the PNG Kina

By David Lea The proposed devaluation of the PNG Kina has recently been promoted by international donor agencies, specifically the IMF, and academics at The Australian National University (ANU). Stephen Howes, of the Crawford...

What ‘denuclearisation’ means to Kim Jong-un

By Rod Lyon In the wake of the recent North Korea – South Korea summit, it has become clearer than ever how Kim Jong-un defines ‘denuclearisation’: it’s a series of limited unilateral declarations which...

Aid To Israel Isn’t Foreign Aid; It’s An Investment

By Yoram Ettinger Israel faces increasingly tight restrictions on its Foreign Military Financing from the U.S., as Breaking D readers know. In the past, when the US provided Israeli with grants under the Foreign...

Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

By Kevin Baron, Defense One After seven rental scooters were abandoned at the Pentagon following this year’s September 11 remembrances, police say they will begin impounding the unauthorized rides. Bikes, too. …read more From::...

It’s time to get things straight with China

By Michael Shoebridge The relationship between the Australian and Chinese governments would benefit from a clearer declaration from Australia about what is and is not in our national interest in engaging with the Chinese...

National security wrap

By Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok, Georgia Grice and Aakriti Bachhawat The beat Private security service supplements police Residents of Glastonbury in the UK are considering hiring a private security company to help combat rising...

What’s China up to in Antarctica?

By Claire Young For Australian policymakers, the security advantages of the Antarctic Treaty would seem to be hiding in plain sight. The luxury of a secure, demilitarised southern neighbourhood saves us a great deal...

The role of research and learning in adaptive programming

By Andrea Babon and Lisa Denney This final blog in the three-part series on adaptive programming focuses on research and learning (see our earlier instalments on what it takes to work adaptively in implementation...

Air Force Busts Out Credit Cards To Buy High Tech Gear

By Paul McLeary WASHINGTON The Pentagon has been trying for years to replicate the speed of Silicon Valley-style startup culture, with only sporadic — and limited — success. But the Air Force says it’s...

Quilliam Bulletin 19-09-2018

By Quilliam Admin WATCH: Quilliam International’s brand new podcast ‘Next in Q’ featuring Quilliam’s President, Noman Benotman & hosted by Executive Director, North America Dr Muhammad Fraser Rahim. In his own words, Noman describes...

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