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Crashing and burning in Hanoi

By Malcolm Davis The world had high hopes for the outcome of the second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi on 27 and 28 February. The...

Counterterrorism yearbook 2019

By Duncan Lewis This is the preface from ASPI’s Counterterrorism yearbook 2019, which was released today. The publication presents comprehensive analyses of the threat of terrorism in different states and regions, and how governments...

The University of Papua New Guinea in crisis

By Stephen Howes The University of Papua New Guinea has for a long time been in need of far-reaching reform. But not all change is good, and what has happened this year at UPNG...

Geolocation and a Philosopher’s Stone in Kashmir

By Timmi Allen On February 27 of this year, a MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force was shot down over the contested Kashmir region of Pakistan. Soon afterward, pictures and videos showing...

Quilliam Bulletin 04-03-2019

By Quilliam Admin LISTEN: Quilliam International’s Chief Executive, Haras Rafiq, on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze debate titled ‘The Collapse of the Caliphate’ chaired by Micheal Buerk. Haras on Shamima Begum – “From a...

Does Australia need a merchant shipping fleet?

By Sam Bateman If elected to government, the Labor Party says it will enhance Australia’s economic sovereignty and national security by creating a strategic merchant shipping fleet. As a first step, it will appoint...

The Strategist Six: Karin von Hippel

By The Editors Welcome to The Strategist Six, a feature that provides a glimpse into the thinking of prominent academics, government officials, military officers, reporters and interesting individuals from around the world. 1. As...

Australia and Indonesia: towards a durable partnership

By Patrick Walters This essay is from ASPI’s election special, Agenda for change 2019: Strategic choices for the next government. The report contains 30 short essays by leading thinkers covering key strategic, defence and...

Second track on Indo-Pacific and the Quad

By Graeme Dobell The vast construct of the Indo-Pacific and the limited grouping of the Quad (the US, Japan, India and Australia) share a few significant traits. Both are attempts to define and direct...

Russia’s “Strategy of Limited Actions”

By Russian Defense Policy Saturday Russia’s quasi-governmental Academy of Military Sciences conducted its annual conference on military strategy. General Staff Chief Valeriy Gerasimov made the keynote address, but only drips and drabs of his...

Falcon vs Bison: Verifying a MiG-21 Wreck

By Veli-Pekka Kivimäki On February 27th amid heightening tensions between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, an Indian Air Force MiG-21 aircraft was show down by Pakistan. In the ensuing war of words over the...

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Malcolm Davis and Aakriti Bachhawat The world There were just a few major events causing hiccups around the world this week. To kick off, we saw major developments in the India–Pakistan...

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