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Achieving Disaster Resilience in U.S. Communities

This report examines the disaster resilience efforts of the executive and legislative branches of government and public-private partnerships. Its recommendations are the product of a series of dialogues hosted by the CSIS Homeland Security...

Angela Merkel delivers the 2014 Lowy Lecture

Well, I suppose it was inevitable. After President Obama’s performance in Brisbane over the weekend, whenever a foreign leader now talks about climate change on Australian soil — as German chancellor Angela Merkel did...

Time for a grown-up discussion about national strategy

I’m grateful to Andrew Carr, Rod Lyon and John Blaxland for taking up the debate about Australia’s role as a ‘top 20′ global power. It’s obvious we disagree on some fundamental points about designing...

2016 US Defense Budget Could Be $60B Over Spending Caps

As the White House and Pentagon pass drafts of the fiscal 2016 defense budget back and forth before submitting it to Congress early next year, the base budget request possibly could exceed congressionally mandated...

‘Jump jets’ for Australia?

Today, ASPI released our report ‘Jump jets for the ADF?’. It asks if there’s a good case for Australia to acquire F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) short take-off, vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft to operate...

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