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Category: Policy

Panel Six-Part Two

Heart Security Dialogue III Panel VI :Women, Peace, Security: From Rhetoric to Mainstreaming (Part Two) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5yr3SuCmMo Chair: Ms. Najla Ayubi, Deputy Country Representative, The Asia Foundation, Afghanistan Speakers: Ms. Kojasta Ibrahim Khail, Director, Office...

Panel Six-Part One

Heart Security Dialogue III Panel VI :Women, Peace, Security: From Rhetoric to Mainstreaming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH7u0YuyxqU Chair: Ms. Najla Ayubi, Deputy Country Representative, The Asia Foundation, Afghanistan Speakers: Ms. Kojasta Ibrahim Khail, Director, Office of Human...

Australia can only influence the AIIB if it joins

America’s second-most senior diplomat, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, is retiring, and this week he penned some parting words of advice for his colleagues. While his wisdom is worth reading in its entirety,...

Whitlam’s Indonesia leadership was far from ‘visionary’

It is certainly fitting to examine Gough Whitlam’s foreign policy record and considerable achievements. However, in seeking to whitewash the controversy over Whitlam’s role leading up to Indonesia’s brutal invasion of East Timor in...

Cyber wrap

A month after purring down the line to UK PM David Cameron over the outcome of the Scottish independence vote, the Queen has decided to cut out the middle man and go straight to...

On economics and submarines

According to the South Australian government, the Australian economy will be better off by $21 bn if our next generation of submarines is built in-country rather than purchased from overseas. With the Abbott government...

Hizb ut–Tahrir: compete not ban

Emma Alberici’s recent Lateline interview with Hizb ut–Tahrir’s Australian spokesperson, Wassim Doureihi, prompted the Prime Minister to state he’s reviewing the Islamist group after calls for it to be banned. The group’s spokesperson repeatedly...

Why the EU is here to stay

Sam Roggeveen recently pointed to an article by Peter Gumble which asked whether Germany will ever escape its past. Gumble pointed to one of the first rationales for the European project: the formation of...

NSA Chief: 'I Don't Want Privacy Information'

The chief of the National Security Agency offered assurances Tuesday that the agency does not want access to companies’ private data as he spoke in support of pending cybersecurity legislation. …read more

The Anachronism of “5-jang 6-gi”

The dowry market has seen a long history in the Korean peninsula. According to one of the older historical recordings Samguk Sagi (completed by Kim Busik in 1145 CE), 300 wagons of gifts were...

The Boston Bombing and the Marijuana Defense

Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev, was found guilty of lying to the FBI despite his claim that he was too high to remember what he had done. …read...

How DoD Is Trying To Save Innovation

FALLS CHURCH: “I’m going to frame this discussion around the ‘three nots,’” assistant secretary of Defense Katrina McFarland said this morning. “Technological superiority is not assured, R&D is not a variable cost, and time...

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