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Category: Policy

Is the B-21 bomber a viable option for Australia?

By Marcus Hellyer Australia needs to consider its options for projecting greater military power in an age where we can’t assume that we’ll get assistance from the US whenever and wherever we need it....

How to deal with a declining Russia

By Joseph S. Nye The Kremlin is on a roll. Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has replaced the United States in Syria, continues to intervene in Eastern Ukraine, and recently hosted an African summit...

Remittances and diversification in Timor-Leste

By Michael Rose Last year remittances became Timor-Leste’s largest non-oil source of income, before coffee but after aid. There is success and failure in this strange fact. In their willingness to back themselves by...

The five-domains update

By Sunny Cao, Sarah O’Connor and James Rickard Sea state Australia and South Korea have held their annual joint naval exercise. Code-named ‘Haedori-Wallaby’, the drills included joint manoeuvres and firing exercises, and involved six...

Britain’s post-Brexit choices

By Ngaire Woods Huge amounts of time, effort and frustration have gone into negotiating the terms of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. And with the UK set to hold a crucial...

Job quality, FDI and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Sotiris Blanas, Adnan Seric and Christian Viegelahn Although Africa still lags other developing regions in terms of FDI inflows, its capacity to attract FDI has increased remarkably in recent decades. UNCTAD data show...

The very hungry future submarine

By Andrew Davies and Marcus Hellyer We’ve known for a while that SEA 1000, the Defence Department’s future submarine program, is going to cost a lot of money—we just haven’t known exactly how much....

Cybersecurity: people are not the problem

By Lesley Seebeck Those of us older than a certain age will recall an excellent British television series, Yes, Minister, and its successor, Yes, Prime Minister: they were required viewing for young and enthusiastic...

The lost promise of 1989

By Mark Leonard After the collapse of communism in Europe in 1989, many dreamed of building a united and free continent with the European Union at its core. But 30 years later, Europeans have...

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