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Category: Policy

Mobile phones in the Pacific: a book review

By Amanda H A Watson The moral economy of mobile phones: Pacific Islands perspectives is a collection edited by Robert J. Foster and Heather A. Horst. It presents anthropological research from the Pacific: primarily...

Mobile phones in the Pacific: a book review

By Amanda H A Watson The moral economy of mobile phones: Pacific Islands perspectives is a collection edited by Robert J. Foster and Heather A. Horst. It presents anthropological research from the Pacific: primarily...

Bainimarama visit to show state of Pacific family ties

By Richard Herr My colleague Graeme Dobell declared recently that ‘Scott Morrison’s embrace of the “Pacific family” is goddamn genius.’ I have expressed a more cautionary view that claiming a place in the Pacific...

The cyber threat to satellites

By Malcolm Davis The Australian Defence Force has a heavy dependence on satellite communications for force coordination at long range. Satellites such as those that make up the US GPS network are critical for...

Bereft by Brexit

By Graeme Dobell With Britain as the mother country and the US as the alliance father, Australia has a dysfunctional family. Mum has gone nuts, dad has gone rogue. The anchors of the Anglosphere...

The potential of policing coalitions in PNG

By Miranda Forsyth and Fiona Hukula Australia has recently announced a $135.9 million package over three and a half years to support policing in PNG. The initiative – said to comprise improved community-level service...

The potential of policing coalitions in PNG

By Miranda Forsyth and Fiona Hukula Australia has recently announced a $135.9 million package over three and a half years to support policing in PNG. The initiative – said to comprise improved community-level service...

Keep the Outhouse

By Russian Defense Policy Many things kept me from the keyboard in recent months. I’m trying to reboot. Topwar.ru ran an interesting item on September 5. The RF Education Ministry is considering ending the...

Keep the Outhouse

By Russian Defense Policy Many things kept me from the keyboard in recent months. I’m trying to reboot. Topwar.ru ran an interesting item on September 5. The RF Education Ministry is considering ending the...

Viewpoint: The Mattis Two-Step

By Kevin Baron, Defense One The forever general’s attempt to “stay out of politics” is bringing him right into it. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Miroslava: The Journalist Who Refused to be Complicit

By Bellingcat Investigation Team Miroslava Breach lived under constant threat starting in March 2016, when she began to feel pressure over her publications regarding links between drug cartels and politics. She brought this to...

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Luke Courtois and Genevieve Feely The world One of this week’s biggest headlines was the withdrawal of the extradition bill in Hong Kong, the potential passage of which spurred the protests...

The Strategist Six: Iván Duque Márquez, president of Colombia

By Cesar Alvarez Welcome to ‘The Strategist Six’, a feature that provides a glimpse into the thinking of prominent academics, government officials, military officers, reporters and interesting individuals from around the world. 1. How...

The many faces of right-wing extremism

By Isaac Kfir Mass shootings such as those in El Paso and Las Vegas and terror attacks such as those in New Zealand and Norway, along with the rise of nationalist, anti-immigrant, populist political...

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