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Trump’s UN hypocrisy

By Christopher R. Hill US President Donald Trump’s first address to the United Nations General Assembly will be remembered, above all, for its bizarre language, and its descriptions of North Korea as ‘depraved’, Iran...

Support for Australian involvement in the Philippines

By Micah Batt Finally, after four months of fighting, the latest news from the southern Philippines city of Marawi indicates that the Armed Forces of the Philippines are close to regaining control of the...

Could North Korea Shoot Down U.S. Warplanes?

By Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One Some of Pyongyang’s surface-to-air missiles are old, but its newer ones could threaten American aircraft. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Gender Perspectives in the Armed Forces

By Anonymous Invitation Only Research Event 3 Nov 2017 – 13:00 to 18:00 Add to Calendar iCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London International Security Department Women remain significantly under-represented in the UK armed...

Quilliam Bulletin 28-09-2017

By Quilliam Admin Quilliam’s Founder speaks at Fordham Law University NEW YORK – Center on National Security hosted a conversation on CVE with Quilliam International’s Founder Maajid Nawaz and CNS Director Karen Greenberg at...

The UN Oceans Conference and Australia’s blue economy

By Anthony Bergin While a non-binding international call for action on the oceans may be seen as having little political importance for the Australian government, we’re a nation ‘girt by sea’: any movement in...

National security wrap

By Jacqueline Westermann, Jack Viola, Eliza Chapman and Harley Comrie The beat Chinese policing, Australian rules The Australian Federal Police and Immigration Department have entered into a new agreement with China’s police agency, the...

Myanmar’s jihadi curse

By Brahma Chellaney Myanmar’s military has lately been engaged in a brutal campaign against the Rohingya, a long-marginalised Muslim ethnic minority group, driving hundreds of thousands to flee to Bangladesh, India, and elsewhere. The...

Getting starry-eyed about space

By Malcolm Davis Adelaide has been lucky enough to host the 68th annual International Astronautical Congress, the world’s premier space policy and technology event. It was an ideal setting for the Turnbull government to...

The Chinese state is killing its feedback loop

By Fergus Ryan At the turn of the millennium, Bill Clinton quipped that trying to control the internet in China would be like ‘trying to nail jello to a wall’. Seventeen years later, it’s...

Australia should rethink its involvement in Marawi

By Isaac Kfir Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described the city of Marawi, in Mindanao, as a candidate for becoming the Raqqa of Southeast Asia. He has authorised the dispatch of Australian military trainers...

Industrial Base Too ‘Brittle’ For Big War: Dunford

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. CAPITOL HILL: Is the arsenal of democracy out of business? Probably not, but America’s “increasingly brittle industrial base” may not be able to sustain our forces in a protracted...

Industrial Base Too ‘Brittle’ For Big War: Dunford

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. CAPITOL HILL: Is the arsenal of democracy out of business? Probably not, but America’s “increasingly brittle industrial base” may not be able to sustain our forces in a protracted...

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