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Author: DFNS

Internet highjacking: it’s nothing personal

By Alison Howe When you type a website address into your browser, you expect that it will take you to the site you’re trying to visit. Increasingly, however, criminals and even state-backed hackers are...

Bringing Poland back to Europe

By Grzegorz Schetyna French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent call to reform the European Union is a sign of hope for the entire continent. Even though we have our differences, we’re in agreement when it...

Oz academics confront Oz foreign policy

By Graeme Dobell ‘You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.’ — Leon Trotsky To shift Trotsky’s line a few degrees, Australians may not be interested in foreign affairs,...

Perseverance as a buai seller

By Martyn Namorong I sold betel nut for three years (2010-2012) after dropping out of school. Everything I’ve learnt was at the buai market. As a buai seller one has time to contemplate life....

Trump Picks New Top NATO Commander

By Kevin Baron, Defense One Top U.S. Air Force general in Europe will lead alliance as Trump officials continue to berate members for more money. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

The high costs of the new cold war

By Minxin Pei It’s convenient to call the escalating geopolitical contest between the United States and China a ‘new cold war’. But that description should not be allowed to obscure the obvious, though not...

Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023

By Patrick Tucker Defense officials have asked for $304 million to fund research into space-based lasers and particle beams, and other new forms of missile defense next year. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Jack Norton and Malcolm Davis The world America’s mighty defence force might not be as mighty as you think. President Donald Trump is struggling to fill key positions at the Pentagon,...

Parsing Macron’s ‘Dear Europe’ letter

By Mike Scrafton President Emmanuel Macron’s address to the ‘citizens of Europe’ is directed at the upcoming European Parliament elections. The European Parliament is a directly elected EU body with legislative, supervisory and budgetary...

Acting SecDef: ‘We Won’t Do Cost-Plus-50’

By Katie Bo Williams, Defense One In his first testimony to Congress as acting Pentagon chief, Shanahan called “erroneous” the reports of the proposal to make allies pay more. …read more From:: Government Executive...

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