'

Author: DFNS

The information war, or, editors as gatekeepers

Police reporting—a catalogue of the worst crime, murders and personal tragedies occupying our underworld—was big in the 1980s. So I knew I was being given a break when told I’d be spending a couple...

How Myanmar’s presidency will be won (part 2)

In my previous post, I discussed using the Presidential Electoral College (PEC; comprised of three groups of MPs: one from each house and one composed of military members) as a way of monitoring lobbying...

Strengthening rules-based order in the Asia–Pacific

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague is currently examining China’s South China Sea claims in a case bought by the Philippines. While China isn’t expected to take part in the case—indeed,...

Drones are an Increasing Security Issue for the Nuclear Industry

18 December 2014 Caroline Baylon Research Associate, Science, Technology, and Cyber Security, International Security Department As the use of drone technology proliferates, the full range of implications for nuclear security is just beginning to...

A changing global environment

The last 20 years have brought huge reductions in global poverty, opening economic, political and personal opportunities for hundreds of millions of people and the countries where they live and work. This is changing...

The EU and the UN: together for peace

Over the past decade, the EU and the UN have become true partners in crisis management. Since the EU-UN Joint Declaration of September 2003, the two institutions have progressively developed and institutionalised their partnership...

Devolving the Excesses of Jointness

Should the US follow the UK’s lead by seeking smaller scale in defense? On Wednesday afternoon the Atlantic Council hosted a talk by Philip Dunne, the British Minister for Defence Equipment, Support, and Technology—the...

Five Things We Can Still Get Right

Talking to Afghanistan December 8, 2014 By Kamal Siddiqi The recent visit by army chief General Raheel Sharif to Afghanistan and the earlier visit by the incoming Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to Islamabad bodes...

CIA torture: What did Australia know?

As the fall-out from the US Senate Intelligence Committee report into the CIA’s torture program continues, what has been the reaction from America’s allies? The CIA torture report, long awaited and much debated, removes...

FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness l Issue 14

This month’s edition of the International Security Program’s electronic publication includes: Iran: Agree to Keep Talking By Sharon Squassoni Open Government Data Can Help Improve Performance and Provide Accountability By Gregory Sanders read more...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close