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Category: Policy

Morrison pulls the MacArthur manoeuvre on The Donald

By Graeme Dobell Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s White House visit crowns a sustained and disciplined execution of the MacArthur manoeuvre on President Donald Trump. Employing the MacArthur method involves embracing the power of America...

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Malcolm Davis and Genevieve Feely The world An attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities knocked out over 5% of the world’s daily crude oil production on Saturday. See Al Jazeera for...

Ukraine gets its chance

By Carl Bildt Suddenly, opinion polls find that Ukrainians are more optimistic about their future than are citizens of most other countries. That will come as a surprise to many, given Ukraine’s manifold challenges....

Australia’s replenishment rub

By Stephen Howes International official development organisations – entities such as the World Bank and the Global Fund – raise funds every few years through replenishment rounds. These involve major conferences at which donor...

Australia’s replenishment rub

By Stephen Howes International official development organisations – entities such as the World Bank and the Global Fund – raise funds every few years through replenishment rounds. These involve major conferences at which donor...

The last days of Netanyahu?

By Carl Bildt At long last, Israel has taken a step back from the religious nationalist abyss into which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been leading it. In the 17 September parliamentary election, the...

The Gulf whodunnit

By Mohammed Ayoob It is an enigma worthy of the genius of an Arthur Conan Doyle or an Agatha Christie. What is indisputable is that a ‘murder’ has been committed: Saudi oil installations in...

National security wrap

By Sunny Cao, Sarah O’Connor and James Rickard The beat Canadian intelligence officer accused of espionage The director-general of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s intelligence unit has been charged with obtaining and storing classified...

Asia’s multilateral balancing act

By Myong-Hyun Go, Shafqat Munir and Ambika Vishwanath After World War II, Asia emerged from years of conflict and centuries of colonialism. The United States quickly became the main guarantor of regional security, signing...

The opioid problem in Australia: connecting the dots

By Vernon White With many drug users making the shift from heroin to methamphetamine and crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) over the past decade, Australians know there’s an addiction problem here that could become significantly worse....

Thinking about brain drain: part two

By Ryan Edwards This second post in the series summarises four recent studies on brain drain after a brief methodological digression. The last post stressed the importance of getting the time horizon right when...

Thinking about brain drain: part two

By Ryan Edwards This second post in the series summarises four recent studies on brain drain after a brief methodological digression. The last post stressed the importance of getting the time horizon right when...

Hong Kong on fire

By Macabe Keliher Protests continue to rock Hong Kong. Throughout the summer—and now pressing into autumn—demonstrators have blocked city streets, shut down the airport and fought running battles with police. Sparked by an anti-civil-liberties...

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