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Army Futures Command Wants YOU (To Innovate)

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. “I get really irritated when I’m in the audience and I hear ‘startup, startup, startup,’” Army Futures Command’s chief innovation officer said this morning at the National Defense Industrial...

Iran: New SAM Site At Masshad

By Bellingcat Contributor Digitalglobe imagery acquired on 05SEPT2018 Satellite imagery shows some new developments at Iran’s Masshad civil-military airfield. A new surface to air missile (SAM) site has been constructed on the north side...

Other donors are doing BI… why not Australia?

By Cindy Wiryakusuma Behavioural insights (BI) is the application of behavioural economics, psychology, anthropology and other sciences and social sciences to public policy and field settings. The focus is on specific behaviour that policy...

The end of America’s China fantasy  

By Brahma Chellaney A long-overdue shift in America’s China policy is underway. After decades of ‘constructive engagement’—an approach that has facilitated China’s rise, even as the country has violated international rules and norms—the United...

Quilliam Bulletin 23-10-2018

By Quilliam Admin Invitation to Quilliam’s Winter Gala 2018 Quilliam International would like to invite you to its Winter Gala in support of Muslims and Jews standing together against Anti-Semitism and Anti-Muslim hatred #Solidarity....

Arms control and a nuclear order in decay

By Rod Lyon President Donald Trump’s statement over the weekend that the US plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia underlines the current pace of strategic change. A nuclear...

The five-domains update

By Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok and Georgia Grice Sea state The European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) and the People’s Liberation Army Navy conducted the first joint exercise at China’s base in Djibouti. The...

The Sino–American cold war’s collateral damage

By Minxin Pei The escalating trade feud between the United States and China is increasingly viewed as the opening campaign of a new cold war. But this clash of titans, should it continue to...

What Weapons Will The US Build After The INF?

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. WASHINGTON: If President Trump withdraws from Reagan’s INF accord, it could jump-start fielding of new technologies that would have skirted the letter of the treaty, like ground-launched hypersonics. But...

Elections in Samoa: a new database

By Terence Wood and Sachini Muller Since becoming an independent state in 1962, Samoa has held fifteen general elections. With the help of many others, we have now brought the results of all these...

The disruptive power of ethnic nationalism

By Shlomo Ben-Ami In July, Israel passed a controversial new ‘nation-state law’ that asserted that ‘the right [to exercise] national self-determination’ is ‘unique to the Jewish people’ and established Hebrew as Israel’s official language,...

Regulation in small island states

By Matthew Dornan Small island states have led the world in establishing ambitious renewable energy targets over the last decade. This has made the electricity sector a dynamic sector in small island economies, with...

Making sure we’re seen and heard across the sea

By Graeme Dobell Thirty years ago, a South Pacific radio chief hit me with the greatest jest-cum-compliment I ever received working for the ABC’s international service, Radio Australia. The joke about the role and...

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