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Category: Policy

Iranian Missile Misfires As Other Attacks Hit Home

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. Israeli sources expressed alarm that neither Israel, the US, nor allied Arab nations picked up any advance warning of what appear to have been well-planned, well-executed, and increasingly destructive...

Top DoD Official Shank Resigns; SCO Moving To DARPA

By Colin Clark PARIS: “My integrity and belief in SCO’s mission is more important to me than my friendship over many years with Mike (Griffin).” That is why the head of the Pentagon’s vaunted...

Peter Watkins

By nick.capeling Associate Fellow, International Security Biography Peter Watkins became an associate fellow of Chatham House in June 2019. Before that, from 2014 to 2018, he was the director general (DG) in the UK...

The Afghanistan conundrum

By Amin Saikal In January 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani publicly admitted that without American support, his government and the Afghan National Army couldn’t last very long. That remains the case today: the government...

Taking on Tehran

By Richard N. Haass US President Donald Trump’s administration has singled out Iran—even more than Russia, China or North Korea—with sustained pressure over the past two and a half years. The United States has...

ASEAN peers, picks and pokes at the Indo-Pacific

By Graeme Dobell The term ‘Indo-Pacific’ reflects and frames surging strategic rivalry in the place we call ‘the region’. The Indo-Pacific becomes a controversial label attached to a power contest. As with any construct—political,...

Military Academy Instructor Arrested in Bombing

By Russian Defense Policy Rifat Zakirov Zakirov was injured in the blast and couldn’t be questioned for nearly a month. Military investigators say he had TNT and bomb components taken as war trophies, and...

Military Academy Instructor Arrested in Bombing

By Russian Defense Policy Rifat Zakirov Zakirov was injured in the blast and couldn’t be questioned for nearly a month. Military investigators say he had TNT and bomb components taken as war trophies, and...

Military Academy Instructor Arrested in Bombing

By Russian Defense Policy Rifat Zakirov Zakirov was injured in the blast and couldn’t be questioned for nearly a month. Military investigators say he had TNT and bomb components taken as war trophies, and...

What explains PNG’s 2018 revenue boom?

By Rohan Fox PNG’s 2018 Final Budget Outcome, released in April, shows that government revenue increased sharply last year. Not taking into account donor grants, revenues increased by 21.5%, which, after inflation, is the...

ADF chief: West faces a new threat from ‘political warfare’

By Brendan Nicholson Western democracies risk being outmanoeuvred by totalitarian powers unrestrained by rules and willing to use information campaigns, cyber operations, theft of intellectual property, coercion and propaganda to weaken them, Australia’s Defence...

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