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ASPI explains: 8chan

By Elise Thomas On 3 August at around 11 am, a 21-year-old man named Patrick Crosius posted a PDF to an online forum. Ninety minutes later, he walked into a Walmart in El Paso,...

Social mobilisation in a contested environment

By Peter Layton As geostrategic circumstances darken, there’s new interest in military mobilisation. For Australia, that involves moving the Australian Defence Force beyond its normal peacetime rate of effort. It can be an all-of-nation...

China’s Cambodian invasion

By Sam Rainsy It has long been feared that Cambodia’s growing dependence on China—its largest aid donor, investor and creditor—would lead to a Chinese military presence in the country. According to a recent Wall...

Is tourism the answer for Kiribati?

By James Webb In the previous posts in this series, I have discussed the criteria for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the Pacific, how Kiribati compares to LDC peers, and what potential graduation may...

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Malcolm Davis, Genevieve Feely and Mali Walker The world North Korea has tested two more missiles as diplomatic relations with the US remain stalled. And yet, Vox argues President Donald Trump...

Hugh White needs to revisit his submarine numbers

By Geoff Slocombe Hugh White’s latest book has stimulated an important debate on the defence capabilities needed to preserve Australia as a sovereign state. In the recent posts on this subject on The Strategist,...

Truman stands taller than Trump

By Mike Scrafton Much is made of values in the rhetoric of Australia’s foreign and defence policies and in particular the consonance between Australian and American values as underpinning the ANZUS alliance. Presumably these...

Dorothy Gordon

By jason.naselli Associate Fellow, International Security and Global Economy and Finance Biography Dorothy was the founding director general of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, a position which she held for...

Policy Implications of Armed Drone Use

By jason.naselli This project brings together experts on the use of armed drones, including current and former military officials, academia, think-tanks and NGOs, to discuss and exchange perspectives based on their different experiences, with...

Policy Implications of Armed Drone Use

By jason.naselli This project brings together experts on the use of armed drones, including current and former military officials, academia, think-tanks and NGOs, to discuss and exchange perspectives based on their different experiences, with...

The clock’s ticking for regulators on TikTok

By Fergus Ryan In the 18 months the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission was busily working away on its 623-page opus on digital platforms, Chinese-owned app upstart TikTok grew a global audience of over...

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