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Category: Policy

The big beast that is the Defence Department

By Graeme Dobell All Australian governments come to office with a deep admiration for the Oz military and some apprehension about the Department of Defence. Politicians embrace the uniform but worry about the organisation....

How good is the Blue Peace Index?

By Bob McMullan At World Water Week in Stockholm last month the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) together with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) launched the first edition of the Blue Peace...

New Evidence Links Russian State to Berlin Assassination

By Bellingcat Investigation Team Joint investigation by Bellingcat, Der Spiegel, the Insider and the Dossier Center. In the first part of this joint investigation, we disclosed that the assassin detained by German police traveled...

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Aakriti Bachhawat and Luke Courtois The world Two conservative leaders have taken a hit this week, with British PM Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump both getting into sticky situations....

Cybersecurity strategy should focus on corporate Australia

By Nigel Phair The Australian government is developing the next cybersecurity strategy to protect Australians from cyber threats. The current version was launched in 2016 and, while novel for its day, was largely underfunded...

Defending those we send to protect us

By John Powers A Few Good Men is a fictional film about two marines on trial for murder while serving on the US Marine Corps base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The most celebrated exchange...

Australia needs a national shipbuilding authority

By Martin Hamilton-Smith The latest salvo in the national debate about how best to spread the risks and benefits of the $300-billion naval shipbuilding plan is whether full-cycle docking of the Collins-class submarines should...

National security wrap

By Sunny Cao, Sarah O’Connor and James Rickard The beat Victoria Police told to tackle officers’ misuse of personal data Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission has warned the state’s police to be more proactive...

Information warfare and neuro-weaponry

By Zac Rogers The parameters of contemporary conflict, as ASPI’s Tom Uren noted recently, are shifting. Transformations in the character of warfare have always attracted varying levels of attention and opposition, and plenty of...

Putin on Import Substitution

By Russian Defense Policy No one in Russia’s defense industries will say Moscow’s program of import substitution isn’t going well. But, while acknowledging some success, the Supreme CINC intimates it could be going better....

Putin on Import Substitution

By Russian Defense Policy No one in Russia’s defense industries will say Moscow’s program of import substitution isn’t going well. But, while acknowledging some success, the Supreme CINC intimates it could be going better....

Putin on Import Substitution

By Russian Defense Policy No one in Russia’s defense industries will say Moscow’s program of import substitution isn’t going well. But, while acknowledging some success, the Supreme CINC intimates it could be going better....

Australia’s moonshot

By Malcolm Davis In another sign that the government is serious about supporting new Australian endeavours in space, the Australian Space Agency and NASA have inked an agreement covering Australian participation in the US...

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