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Author: DFNS

Blacklisting seasonal workers

By Rochelle-Lee Bailey This post examines the practice of blacklisting in seasonal worker programs such as Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) and New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme (RSE). Blacklisting occurs when workers are...

Focus On What You Do For NATO, Europe, Not The $$

By Michael Matlaga As feared, President Donald Trump came out swinging at the NATO summit. He castigated Germany for being subservient to Russia (guess he forgot about his idea to welcome Russia back to...

Intelligence committee: ‘powerful’, or toothless tiger?

By Kate Grayson Liberal MP Andrew Hastie’s recent ‘extraordinary’ statement in the Federation Chamber of Parliament under parliamentary privilege prompted a flurry of media reports. Hastie’s speech was remarkable not only because of its...

The trouble with Telegram (part 1)

By Jessica Clarence Telegram is an encrypted internet messaging app developed in Russia to avoid censorship by the Putin regime. It’s so effective that it’s proving problematic for law enforcement and counterterrorism agencies around...

How to avoid a trade war

By Dani Rodrik Defying common sense as well as business and financial elites, US President Donald Trump seems to relish the prospect of a trade war. On 6 July, his latest trade restrictions—25% tariffs...

Taking research back to the community

By Michelle Nayahamui Rooney My research has an urban focus and I undertook my PhD fieldwork in the ATS settlement in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. My thesis is available online at the ANU...

Quad goals: wooing ASEAN

By William Choong The revival of the so-called Quad or, more formally, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, has hogged regional newspaper headlines in the past year—at a time when China’s rise and concurrent assertiveness have...

NATO Must Revamp Wartime Command Structure

By Lucja Swiatkowski Cannon Our Paul McLeary is traveling with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to the NATO Summit in Brussels this week so we’ll be providing in-depth alliance coverage leading up to RIAT and...

The art of the (bad) deal with North Korea

By Malcolm Davis Is Donald Trump’s deal with Kim Jong-un towards ‘denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’ falling off the tracks already? US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Pyongyang over the weekend certainly...

The five-domains update

By Christopher Dixon, Jessica Clarence, Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson and Melissa Liberatore Sea state The Israeli and French navies teamed up to conduct the first joint drills between the two countries in 55 years. INS Eilat...

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