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Tiptoeing around the nine-dash line: Southeast Asia after ASEAN

By Amelia Long and Peter Chalk Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s visit to Australia marked a significant leap forward for a bilateral relationship characterised by its fluctuations. The reduction of restrictions on some exports between...

VX Nerve Agent: Frequently Asked Questions

By Dan Kaszeta Frequently Asked Questions about VX Nerve Agent (Please contact the author via the comments feature to ask additional questions, which will be answered as time permits) What is VX? VX is...

How the FBI Is Hobbled by Religious Illiteracy

By Emma Green, The Atlantic The Bureau has long defended “Judeo-Christianity.” Minority groups have not fared as well. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

SBY’s dynastic ambitions

By John McBeth Rather than assuming the mantle of a distinguished elder statesman, former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has done himself considerable harm by mixing religion and populism in an unsuccessful effort to...

Another Bloody Weekend In Ukraine

By Interpreter Staff Ukraine Day 1105: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Heavy fighting continues a day after 18 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in fighting. Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. READ...

The State of VTA

By Russian Defense Policy News on the Il-76MD-90A program provides an opportunity to look at the state of Russia’s VTA, or Military-Transport Aviation. Il-76MD-90A prototype prepares for takeoff The Il-76MD-90A is a new aircraft,...

Killed in Syria

By Russian Defense Policy The funeral of Aleksandr Prokhorenko Sadly for their loved ones, four Russian military advisers died on February 16 when a radio-controlled IED destroyed their vehicle. This week TASS published a...

Killed in Syria

By Russian Defense Policy The funeral of Aleksandr Prokhorenko Sadly for their loved ones, four Russian military advisers died on February 16 when a radio-controlled IED destroyed their vehicle. This week TASS published a...

In, On, or Out of the Loop?

Like most other advanced democracies, Denmark has not developed a comprehensive policy with regard to… …read more From:: Center for Military Studies (Policy)

ASPI suggests

By David Lang and Amelia Long Michael Flynn’s recent fall from grace opened the door for yet another General to join the Trump administration. Since the President announced that H.R. McMaster will take on...