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Category: Policy

Australia and the Vietnam War: 50 years on

By Peter Edwards The period from the Tet offensive of early 1968 to the Moratorium demonstration of May 1970 was the turning point in the most important battlefield of the Vietnam War—the battle for...

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Julia Butler and Luke Courtois The world Some interesting analysis on the coronavirus has emerged this week looking at its impact on technology, economies and society. Foreign Policy has an interesting...

A tale of two demagogues

By Dominique Moisi ‘America loves India’, declared US President Donald Trump on this week’s visit to the Indian state of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s power base. Before a crowd of more than 100,000...

Coronavirus and the death of Xi’s ‘China Dream’

By Michael Shoebridge Globalisation was ill. Coronavirus is killing both it and Xi Jinping’s ‘China Dream’. That’s big news for Australia’s economy and security. Globalisation led people to believe that companies could build supply...

National security wrap

By Tracy Beattie, Hal Crichton-Standish, Daria Impiombato, Alexandra Pascoe and Albert Zhang The beat Murder rate rises in Brazil as police go on strike Military police in Brazil’s Ceará state have gone on strike...

The Trumping of international law and democratic institutions

By Mike Scrafton The important institutions of constitutional democracy and international law have recently suffered serious damage. The long-term prospects for peace and stability have been undercut as a result. The US Senate’s failure...

Study in Australia or teach in the Pacific?

By Satish Chand and Ryan Edwards The Australian Government, through its aid program, has introduced a new Pacific Secondary School Scholarships Program (PSSSP). The scholarship is marketed as ‘a prestigious Australian Government financial award’...

The pitfalls of pragmatism in Australian strategic policy

By Euan Graham As a participant in and observer of Australia’s China debate, I’m sometimes taken aback at the strategic fatalism on display. For a country so optimistic in other respects, Australia’s strategic community...

Blessing the Bomb?

By Russian Defense Policy Blessing a Su-34 and its weapons in Volgodonsk The debate over the propriety of Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) priests blessing Russian bombs and weapons of mass destruction (OMP) is heating...

India’s contradictions on show amid Trump visit

By Mohammed Ayoob The contradictions afflicting India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been in full display over the past few days. US President Donald Trump’s 36-hour visit became an occasion for the display...

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