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Author: DFNS

The five-domains update

By Aakriti Bachhawat, Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok and Georgia Grice Sea state A plan for a Chinese company to take over the management of the Israeli port of Haifa is generating great concern in...

Trump Eases Cyber Ops, But Safeguards Remain: Joint Staff

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. AFA: The Trump administration has ended Obama-era micromanagement of military cyber operations, but the result won’t be a free-for-all, a one-star general said today. The White House has replaced...

Monitoring and evaluation for adaptive programming

By Chris Roche and Linda Kelly Six years ago we wrote a paper called ‘The evaluation of politics and the politics of evaluation’, which argued that programs seeking to work in a politically smart...

The return of combat losses?

By Michael Shoebridge When governments send their militaries into conflicts, the forces usually suffer combat losses—deaths of people and destruction of machines. Between East Timor in 1999 and now, though, there have been (only)...

Wilson Presses For 40K More People, 74 More Squadrons

By Colin Clark It won’t be cheap. Todd Harrison, defense budget guru at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, tweeted that the larger service could cost an additional $13 billion per year. …read...

Will Abe’s agenda affect Japan?

By Jack Norton On 20 September, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to win an overwhelming victory over long-time rival Shigeru Ishiba in his bid for a third three-year term as leader of...

Can trade agreements be a friend to labour?

By Dani Rodrik Labour advocates have long complained that international trade agreements are driven by corporate agendas and pay little attention to the interests of working people. The preamble of the World Trade Organization...

Pondering Trump: alarm versus pragmatism

By Graeme Dobell The Australian government’s approach to the US under President Donald Trump is deeply pragmatic: hold tight to what we’ve got, get what we can, and don’t anger Trump. Loudly love the...

From the bookshelf: ‘The perfect weapon’

By Stephen Loosley The new cold war is being fought in cyberspace on a continuing basis and with ever more sophisticated technologies. The Western powers, principally the United States and its allies, confront growing...

Help Egypt Help Israel On Middle East Peace

By Kenneth Glueck As the Trump Administration tries to force Palestinians to the bargaining table by cutting funding to the UN relief agency that serves them, closes the PLO’s offices here and continues to...

ASPI suggests

By Jacqueline Westermann, Malcolm Davis and James Brorson The world Ten years ago, the Lehman Brothers collapse was the final catalyst for the global financial crisis that sent economies across the world spiralling into...

Cold War legacies bolster Australia’s security

By John Goldie Between 1950 and 1972, the Malay Peninsula was a lynchpin of Australia’s defence policy. Then, as today, the international order was in a state of flux, a function of the complex...

The cost of defending Taiwan

By Malcolm Davis Taiwan is a country under siege as it faces the prospect of eventual reunification with China, on China’s terms, and potentially as soon as 2021—the centenary of the founding of the...

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