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AAC2020 livestream

By Ashlee Betteridge For those who can’t make it to Canberra for the 2020 Australasian AID Conference, or can’t make it away from their desks, all sessions in the Molonglo Theatre will be livestreamed...

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Julia Butler and Malcolm Davis The world If your trust in the United States has been shaken in recent years, you’re not alone. Michael Fullilove argues in The Atlantic that while...

Trump Targets Major Weapons Projects To Fund Wall

By Marcus Weisgerber and Katie Bo Williams, Defense One The $4 billion in procurement reprogramming is part of a total of what is believed to be roughly $7 billion in military construction and counternarcotics...

Literacy in the Pacific: in danger of being sidelined?

By Wendy Jarvie The Pacific is a crowded policy space – inevitable given the wide range of challenges facing Pacific island countries. Most recently, with climate change being on everyone’s mind and the need...

The dangers of denialism

By Mark Beeson ‘You’re in denial.’ It’s a phrase no one wants to hear used about themselves as it suggests an unwillingness to confront or even recognise some unpleasant reality or other. The consequences...

VKontakte vs. Facebook: From Open White Supremacy To Stealth

By Eliza Hutchinson In March of 2019, Facebook banned white nationalist and white separatist statements from its platform. White supremacism had been forbidden for some time, but last year’s Christchurch massacre seems to have...

National security wrap

By Tracy Beattie, Hal Crichton-Standish, Daria Impiombato, Alexandra Pascoe and Albert Zhang The beat Chinese police try to stop spread of coronavirus information As Chinese police try to contain the spread of information about...

National security wrap

By Tracy Beattie, Hal Crichton-Standish, Daria Impiombato, Alexandra Pascoe and Albert Zhang The beat Chinese police try to stop spread of coronavirus information As Chinese police try to contain the spread of information about...

When viruses turn political

By Ngaire Woods Before the coronavirus exploded into the news, a report by the World Health Organization warned that the world was not prepared for ‘a fast-moving, virulent respiratory pathogen pandemic’ that could kill...

Spy games in the grey zone of outer space

By Malcolm Davis A common refrain in the space policy community is that ‘space is contested, congested and competitive’. The ‘contested’ aspect was demonstrated recently when two Russian intelligence –collection satellites closed in on,...

The women, peace and security update

By Tracy Beattie, Hal Crichton-Standish, Daria Impiombato, Alexandra Pascoe and Albert Zhang Progress and setbacks in WPS national action plans While India initially extended its support for UN Security Council resolution 1325 in 2000,...

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