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Author: DFNS

Ugly stability: our nuclear future

By Rod Lyon and Aakriti Bachhawat Back in the late 1990s, Ashley Tellis characterised South Asia’s nuclear balance as ‘ugly stability’—a condition, he believed, that would probably last for a decade and perhaps longer....

The month in women, peace and security: March 2019

By Genevieve Feely, Luke Courtois, Rhys De Wilde and Mali Walker Commission on the Status of Women wraps up The United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women focussed its session this year on...

NATO’s Stoltenberg paradox

By Bogdan Klich As it turns 70, NATO is facing its most severe challenges since the Cold War ended nearly three decades ago. The alliance has been rocked by Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea...

Aid facilities and flexibility

By Erin Anderson I have recently finished leading the Australian aid-funded Solomon Islands Resource Facility (SIRF). When I started on SIRF back in 2015, I was somewhat of a facility cynic. In my experience,...

Are Historic Mosques In Xinjiang Being Destroyed?

By Nick Waters Activists on Twitter have recently claimed that China has been destroying historic mosques across Xinjiang province, which is home to a large population of Uighurs, a primarily Muslim minority in China....

Are Historic Mosques In Xinjiang Being Destroyed?

By Nick Waters Activists on Twitter have recently claimed that China has been destroying historic mosques across Xinjiang province, which is home to a large population of Uighurs, a primarily Muslim minority in China....

Congress Must Push DoD To LEO, Former Reps Say

By Theresa Hitchens Congress should pass laws to ensure that the Pentagon fully commits to creating a “large, updatable, and resilient national security constellation” in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). …read more From:: Breaking Defense...

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Malcolm Davis and Aakriti Bachhawat The world Foreign ministers of NATO countries have gathered in Washington to mark the 70th anniversary of the organisation’s creation. For a brief history of NATO,...

It’s time to turn Home Affairs green

By John Coyne In ASPI’s Agenda for change 2019, I argued the case for reforming the Department of Home Affairs. Despite its many successes, the department’s establishment hasn’t been smooth and a significant number...

Does China have feet of clay?

By Joseph S. Nye Chinese President Xi Jinping seems to be on a roll. He has sent a rocket to the dark side of the moon, built artificial islands on contested reefs in the...

Russians In Venezuela: What We Know So Far

By Giancarlo Fiorella On March 23, 2019, Twitter lit up with a series of images showing two Russian aircraft at the Simón Bolívar International airport just north of Caracas, Venezuela. The images also showed...

Getting more tourists to Vanuatu’s outer islands

By Adela Issachar Aru and Warren Gama In Vanuatu we have a saying, ‘tourism hemi bisnis blo yumi evriwan’, or ‘tourism is everybody’s business’. This is due to the wide-reaching nature of the tourism...

Getting more tourists to Vanuatu’s outer islands

By Adela Issachar Aru and Warren Gama In Vanuatu we have a saying, ‘tourism hemi bisnis blo yumi evriwan’, or ‘tourism is everybody’s business’. This is due to the wide-reaching nature of the tourism...

Blueprint For A More Effective NATO

By Rachel Ellehuus Outside of the State Department and upper reaches of the military, few Americans know much about how NATO actually works. The Strategic Concept, STANAGS, NATO ministerials and the increasing size and...

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