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Category: Policy

To deal with a big problem, let’s think small

By Andrew Carr Once again Peter Jennings has started an important debate: to white paper or not to white paper? I am persuaded by Andrew Davies’ cautious counter. The heart of this discussion is...

National security wrap  

By Genevieve Feely, Rhys De Wilde, Mali Walker and Luke Courtois The beat Political interference revealed in UK arrest of Tiananmen activist Evidence has emerged that in 2015 Chinese officials pressured British police to...

The Iran–US crisis: pathways to possible solutions

By Ian Dudgeon US President Donald Trump’s threat last week to respond militarily if Iran attacks ‘anything American’ is a clear warning to Iran’s leadership, and all stakeholders, that the US has now added...

The unwinnable contest for Himalayan water resources

By Ruth Gamble For millions of years, monsoonal winds have cycled between Asia’s tropical seas and the Tibetan Plateau, delivering snow to its high-altitude mountains and rains to the plains below them. The melting...

Assuring the security of our critical infrastructure

By Rajiv Shah In Australia, the federal, state and territory governments have defined critical infrastructure as: ‘Those physical facilities, supply chains, information technologies and communication networks which, if destroyed, degraded or rendered unavailable for...

How to defend Australia: can the circle be squared?

By Allan Behm Hugh White’s book How to defend Australia tries to square the circle that has become the global community’s critical security problem: reconciling China’s growing strategic power with the dramatic loss of...

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