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Category: Policy

Sea, air, land and space updates

By Zoe Glasson, Sophie Qin, Madeleine Nyst and Patrick Kennedy Sea State Just in time for President Modi’s visit to Washington, the Trump administration has agreed to sell 22 Guardian drones to India, in...

On the inevitable failure of cyber security

By Tom Uren While the Australian Government’s Cyber Security Strategy contains many good initiatives, the government’s narrative needs to evolve to account for inevitable failures. Current government rhetoric is decidedly inconsistent: cyber espionage is...

Asking the right questions

By Bob McMullan It is no secret that I am critical of the current government’s aid policy. I have criticised both its size and its shape. I have also been ready to tell anyone...

Not dark yet—strong encryption and security (part 2)

By Andrew Davies In the previous part of my exploration of the impact of strong encryption on our security agencies, I described the unsophisticated days of intercepting telephony in the 1970s. With voice communications,...

The Strange Tale of the Georgians in Congo

By Alberto Fittarelli Glossary DRC — Democratic Republic of Congo (capital: Kinshasa) FARDC — DRC Armed Forces (Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo) FAC — DRC Air Force (Force Aérienne Congolaise) PMCs...

The Strange Tale of the Georgians in Congo

By Alberto Fittarelli Glossary DRC — Democratic Republic of Congo (capital: Kinshasa) FARDC — DRC Armed Forces (Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo) FAC — DRC Air Force (Force Aérienne Congolaise) PMCs...

The Strange Tale of the Georgians in Congo

By Alberto Fittarelli Glossary DRC — Democratic Republic of Congo (capital: Kinshasa) FARDC — DRC Armed Forces (Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo) FAC — DRC Air Force (Force Aérienne Congolaise) PMCs...

Who will fill America’s shoes?

By Richard N. Haass It is increasingly clear that US President Donald Trump represents a departure when it comes to America’s global outlook and behavior. As a result, the United States will no longer...

There’s more than one battle for Raqqa

By Susan Hutchinson As US supported Syrian forces and their allies battle to retake Raqqa from ISIS, it’s important to remember what the city has become under ISIS rule. Raqqa became the capital of...

The European Union and the Sahel

By Isaac Kfir It was remarkable that the first foreign trip taken by newly elected French President Macron was to Mali to meet French troops undertaking an anti-insurgency/terrorism operation in the north of the...

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