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Category: Policy

Counterterrorism yearbook 2020

By John Coyne ASPI’s Counterterrorism yearbook 2020, released today, was drafted at a time of upheaval in the global system. Like now, interstate tensions were on the rise and the global system was going...

The Rest of Government Hour

By Russian Defense Policy It’s worth wading through the rest of Russian Defense Minister Shoygu’s “government hour” address to the Sovfed to compare this speech to previous data points. His future remarks can be...

The revenge of Gaia?

By Mark Beeson Even the most hard-headed of strategic analysts would have to concede that we are now facing a direct and very real threat to our individual and collective security of a sort...

China’s misplaced pandemic propaganda

By Minxin Pei Barely a month ago, China was in the grip of the coronavirus. Thousands of new infections were confirmed every day. Hospitals were overwhelmed. People were dying by the hundreds. People couldn’t...

Getting Weirder

By Russian Defense Policy Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu’s “government hour” performance before the Federation Council (or Senate), the upper house of Russia’s national legislature, is interesting for several reasons. But nothing is more...

Coronavirus: the grim view from Indonesia

By John McBeth Like the end-of-the-world scenario from Nevil Shute’s futuristic novel On the beach, a feeling of impending desolation seems to hang over Indonesia as it waits for what health experts fear may...

Can Africa withstand Covid-19?

By Denis Chopera Less than five months after the first documented case of the Covid-19 coronavirus, infections exceed 500,000 globally, with nearly 24,000 deaths. This pandemic is devastating societies and economies all over the...

Life in Port Moresby under lockdown

By Dek Joe Sum Tuesday, 24 March was the first day of lockdown throughout Papua New Guinea (PNG) in response to the first COVID-19 case in the country. In addition to schools, universities and...

COVID-19: implications for Australian aid

By Stephen Howes There is no part of Australian life that the current pandemic is not touching. Here are the some of the likely far-reaching implications for Australian aid. To start with, the pandemic...

Mass Counterfeiting

By Russian Defense Policy Overlooked in recent days was new RF Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov’s announcement about the “mass use” of counterfeit materials and parts in Russia’s OPK. Krasnov Interfaks-AVN reported Krasnov told fellow...

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