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U.S. Carries Out Another Airstrike in Syria

By Aria Bendix, The Atlantic The nation resorted to military action after pro-regime forces breached a deconfliction zone. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

MPCC: towards an EU military command?

The November 2016 Council Conclusions on the implementation of the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) invited the High Representative to present proposals to establish, ‘as a short term objective, and...

Building the integrated joint force

By Mel Hupfeld Building the joint and integrated ADF goes to the heart of how we must position the ADF of the future. My aim is to provoke discussion by proposing that we need...

Saudi Arabia holds the Trump card

By Sofia Patel Since President Trump’s visit to Riyadh last month, the events that have played out on the ground in the Gulf have exposed long-standing rifts between powerful Sunni monarchies that belie the...

Cyber wrap

By Michael Chi Provocative quotes from the Emir of Qatar that recently appeared on a Qatar government website have been attributed to a Russian cyber attack. The comments, which expressed support for Iran, Hamas,...

Committing to an Australian defence industry

By Richard Marles Labor has long held the view that a significant defence industry not only provides high end manufacturing jobs to Australians but also adds to our nation’s sovereign capability. It serves a...

Reader response: Australia’s amphibious fleet

By Bob Moyse, Andrew Davies and Geoff Slocombe As a long-time amphibious capability advocate I welcome Andrew and Geoff’s piece but I think that it’s useful to distinguish between amphibious tactical operations, amphibious logistic...

Why India must draw Australia into the Bay of Bengal

By C. Raja Mohan and Darshana Baruah As India and Australia become closer, one of the ideas binding them over the longer term is the new framing of their shared geography—the ‘Indo-Pacific’. When prime...

Congress Must Act On Huge Saudi Arms Sales

By Daniel DePetris Congress should use its considerable power under U.S. law to compel Trump administration officials to answer a basic question about the $110 billion package of arms sales to Saudi Arabia: does...

Building a Stronger International Legal Framework on Cybercrime

By jason.naselli 06 June 2017 By their very nature, cybercrime investigations require extensive cross-border coordination. The international legal framework needs to catch up with this reality. Joyce Hakmeh Academy Fellow, International Security Department A...

Tallinn Manual: international law in cyberspace

On 6 June 2017, the EUISS organised an expert workshop on the key challenges associated with the application of international law in cyberspace. The workshop convened experts in the field of EU cyber diplomacy...

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