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Author: DFNS

From the bookshelf: Why spy?

By Stephen Loosley Between the diplomatic dance and the infernal destruction of war is to be found the opaque art of espionage. Two recent novels dissect the art of espionage with a knowing eye...

Why Australia needs a long-range air defence capability

By Malcolm Davis It’s time for the Royal Australian Air Force to consider how it can build the capability to defend Australia against the long-range, very high-speed threats being developed in our region. The...

The five-domains update

By Tracy Beattie, Hal Crichton-Standish, Daria Impiombato, Alexandra Pascoe and Albert Zhang Sea state The US Navy has announced $1 billion in contracts to supply systems for its new fleet of unmanned ships. Ten...

Should The U.S. Have a Secretary For Influence Operations?

By Patrick Tucker, Defense One Two former top special operations officials say their job was too junior and the Pentagon isn’t taking information warfare seriously enough. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Trouble at the World Bank

By David Uren A scandal is brewing at the World Bank. The Economist recently suggested that the premature departure of its chief economist, Pinelopi Goldberg, is related to the bank’s suppression of a study...

How to talk to diplomats about development

By Melissa Conley Tyler The Australasian AID Conference last week hosted discussions bringing together those from the development sector and those who work on Australian foreign and security policy. How can those in the...

New normal for America is new abnormal for Australia

By Graeme Dobell Australia always frets about the US alliance. Today, fret is becoming frenetic. Even a touch feverish. Fear darkens the fancies. Donald Trump could do to US alliances what he’s done to...

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