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The paradigm shift on Palestine

By Shlomo Ben-Ami Nobody should be surprised that US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace proposal is heavily tilted towards the Israelis. What is surprising is that, rather than rejecting Trump’s proposal, the world...

More on the Damage Estimate

By Russian Defense Policy Additional thoughts regarding the damage to Admiral Kuznetsov . . . . The gulf between OSK chief Rakhmanov’s 300 million rubles and 95 billion rubles from Kommersant’s Northern Fleet staff...

The 2019 Australian aid transparency audit

By Luke Minihan and Terence Wood All government spending should be transparent, but aid transparency is particularly important. Aid is spent overseas, which makes it much harder for the public, journalists and independent experts...

The five-domains update

By Tracy Beattie, Hal Crichton-Standish, Daria Impiombato, Alexandra Pascoe and Albert Zhang Sea state The Defence Department and Naval Group have released a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to the Royal Australian Navy’s future...

India’s quest to normalise its nuclear status

By Ramesh Thakur Among the big changes in the global strategic landscape since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty came into force in 1970 is the expansion of the nuclear club from five to nine. All...

Women’s economic empowerment: five lessons from the field

By Ellie Wong Women’s economic empowerment – or WEE – has increasingly featured on the international aid agenda. WEE is one of three strategic priorities in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Gender...

The four compass points of Australia–Indonesia relations

By Graeme Dobell ‘Indonesia and Australia are destined to be close neighbours. We cannot choose our neighbours. We have to choose to be friends. Australia is Indonesia’s closest friend.’ — Indonesian President Joko Widodo,...

Kuznetsov Damage Estimate

By Russian Defense Policy We’re still waiting to learn (and may never know) how much the December 12 fire aboard the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov will cost the Russian Navy. According to Interfaks, OSK...

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