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Donald Trump’s Letter to Kim Jong Un

By Uri Friedman, The Atlantic The president sent a terse note to North Korea’s leader, citing “the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement.” …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Quilliam Bulletin 24-05-2018

By Quilliam Admin Quilliam Address Dutch Parliament THE HAGUE – Quilliam International’s founder, Maajid Nawaz and Chief Executive Haras Rafiq were invited to address members of the Dutch Parliament. Maajid and Haras advised Dutch...

North Korean action for US words?

By Christopher R. Hill Just days ago, the planned summit in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong‑un seemed to be hanging by a thread. Talks are still on...

The new space race

By Michaelia Cash This is the tenth in our series ‘Australia in Space’ leading up to ASPI’s Building Australia’s Strategy for Space conference in June. The global space industry has undergone a major transformation...

National security wrap

By Christopher Dixon, Jessica Clarence, Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson and Melissa Liberatore The beat Facial recognition failure A new report claims that the use of facial recognition technology by London police has been a failure, with...

Breaking the Australia–China media feedback loop

By Fergus Ryan Julie Bishop was playing a dangerous game when she privately blamed the Australian media’s ‘negative reports’ for adversely affecting Australia–China relations during her meeting with her Chinese counterpart on the sidelines...

SEA 1000: Does the pump jet explain the size?

By Aidan Morrison Brent Clark, now former CEO of Naval Group Australia, has joined the debate on the pump jet propulsion system. He follows Gerard Autret and Sean Costello, Naval Group’s Herve Guillou, Rear...

Will Hela be the next Bougainville?

By Matthew Allen In the midst of the flurry of anxiety-driven commentary about the increasing influence of China in the Pacific and its security consequences for Australia, it is oddly refreshing to see some...

Future Armed Forces: Who Will Serve?

By Anonymous Invitation Only Research Event 27 June 2018 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm Add to Calendar iCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Victoria Whiting, Chief of General Staff (British Army) Visiting Fellow, International...

The world according to Trump and Xi

By Michael Thomas The world’s leading democracy, the United States, is looking increasingly like the world’s biggest and oldest surviving autocracy, China. By pursuing aggressively unilateral policies that flout broad global consensus, President Donald...

Bulava Salvo Firing

By Russian Defense Policy Today Russian Northern Fleet Borey-class SSBN Yuriy Dolgorukiy (K-535) salvo-fired four Bulava (RSM-56 / SS-N-32) SLBMs while submerged in the White Sea. According to RIA Novosti, the fleet press-service said...

Bulava Salvo Firing

By Russian Defense Policy Today Russian Northern Fleet Borey-class SSBN Yuriy Dolgorukiy (K-535) salvo-fired four Bulava (RSM-56 / SS-N-32) SLBMs while submerged in the White Sea. According to RIA Novosti, the fleet press-service said...

America the democratic

By Andrew Carr When I write or speak publicly against bipartisanship in Australian defence policy, the most common response is, ‘Why would we want our politics to be more like America’s?’ Which would be...

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