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Category: Policy

Latin America matters to Australia

Underestimating Latin America’s trade opportunities and transnational organised threats may compromise Australia’s economic and security agenda. It’s time for Australian businesses, government and public to take a closer look at this dynamic region. Latin...

Christmas development goodies

After the last week’s news you will probably be striving to avoid thinking about aid, development, or the problems of the world more generally over your holiday break (I know I’m going to try)....

India’s new Asia-Pacific strategy: ‘Act East’

It has been a busy year for India in the Asia Pacific. From multilateral summits to bilateral diplomacy, the Modi Government has deliberately moved to step up engagement with its East and Southeast Asian...

Pakistan Army Chief, Afghan President Vow To Fight Militants

Pakistan army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif and Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani vowed Wednesday to fight ‘terrorism and extremism’ together, a day after Taliban militants killed 148 people at a Pakistani school. …read more Read...

Christmas of contrasts in Indonesia

Christmas is a time of year when Indonesia’s state motto of ‘Unity in Diversity’ is really put to the test. The holiday provokes a variety of responses from the Muslim-majority population, ranging from taking...

Pakistan Army Chief, Afghan President Vow To Fight Militants

Pakistan army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif and Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani vowed Wednesday to fight ‘terrorism and extremism’ together, a day after Taliban militants killed 148 people at a Pakistani school. …read more Read...

India Clears $700 Million Defense Purchase

India’s defense ministry cleared Wednesday proposals worth nearly $700 million to buy military equipment but deferred a key multi-billion dollar decision on replacing the country’s aging air transport fleet. …read more Read more here::...

India Clears $700 Million Defense Purchase

India’s defense ministry cleared Wednesday proposals worth nearly $700 million to buy military equipment but deferred a key multi-billion dollar decision on replacing the country’s aging air transport fleet. …read more Read more here::...

Shipbuilder: Russian Mistral Sailors To Leave France

About 400 Russian sailors are returning home, French shipbuilder DCNS said Wednesday, as Paris weighs whether to deliver the Mistral-class warship to Russia amid the Ukraine crisis. …read more Read more here:: Defense News...

Shipbuilder: Russian Mistral Sailors To Leave France

About 400 Russian sailors are returning home, French shipbuilder DCNS said Wednesday, as Paris weighs whether to deliver the Mistral-class warship to Russia amid the Ukraine crisis. …read more Read more here:: Defense News...

Surveying public opinion in Burma

For years, decades even, professional Burma watchers, activists and other commentators have been making assessments about developments in Burma (Myanmar) on the basis of very little hard information. Government statistics could not be trusted,...

Blakey Warns Hill: Voters Demand Strong Defense

WASHINGTON: Marion Blakey stepped up her three-year campaign against sequestration by challenging Congress more directly than ever in her annual address. Last year, the head of the Aerospace Industries Association called on legislators to...

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