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National security wrap

By Jacqueline Westermann, Jack Viola, Eliza Chapman and Harley Comrie The beat Copy-catting in Jakarta? By now, we’re all familiar with Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s harsh crackdown on drug pushers, which has left thousands...

Laos: human rights in the Land of a Million Elephants

By Helen Clark I recently wrote about Vietnam’s sentencing of a blogger to 10 years in prison, sending another back to France permanently and non-uniformed ‘thugs’ cracking the skulls and assorted bones of many...

Macron and Turnbull clarify their common ambitions

By Paul Soyez France was a significant stopover in Malcolm Turnbull’s tour of Europe. The Australian prime minister visited France two weeks ago to hold his first bilateral meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron...

From Concept To Combat: Making Multi-Domain Battle Real

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. WASHINGTON: The concept called Multi-Domain Battle – a single seamless offensive across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace – may seem futuristic, but the Army wants to start implementing...

Weekly MOD Graphics

By Russian Defense Policy Here’s a …read more From:: Russian Defense Policy

China: spy ships and shy generals

By Peter Jennings The most obvious response to the Chinese intelligence-gathering ship snooping around in Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone in the Coral Sea would have been to put an RAAF P-3 maritime patrol aircraft...

PAFTAD fellowship for young scholars

By Tara Davda FELLOWSHIP FOR YOUNG SCHOLARS The Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) Fellowship for Young Scholars is aimed at assisting emerging economists in the Asia Pacific region in contributing to discussion of Asia...

Cyber wrap

By Michael Chi Two of the largest marketplaces on the dark web, AlphaBay and Hansa Market, have been taken down by a joint US and Europol operation. By Europol’s count, AlphaBay alone had over...

The intelligence review: our Hope for years to come

By Peter Edwards Peter Jennings accurately described the contrast between two examples of structural policymaking last week, the announcement of the new Home Affairs portfolio and the release of the unclassified version of the...

Village Coffee: a better deal for PNG growers

By Pana Wiya About us Village Coffee is a bold, new, independent business that aims to improve earning conditions for PNG coffee growers. We offer ethical and fair deals in a market that has...

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