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Investigating The Kerch Strait Incident

By Michael Cruickshank On the 25th of November, Ukraine and Russia were involved in one of the most serious confrontations of the almost 5-year long conflict between the two countries. Russian Navy vessels first...

ASPI suggests

By Jacqueline Westermann, Malcolm Davis and James Brorson The world Following the run-in between the Russian and Ukrainian navies in the Strait of Kerch, the stark escalation of tensions between Moscow and Kyiv is...

2018 Fiji elections: the real losses and wins

By Jope Tarai The 2018 Fiji elections were finally concluded with the official results announced on November 18. FijiFirst will form Government with 27 seats in the 51-seat parliament, and the Social Democratic Liberal...

The terror–cyber–crime nexus and terrorists’ innovation

By Isaac Kfir Despite herculean efforts, countering terrorist financing has proven to be hard. The reasons for that include the complexity of the international financial system, some states’ reluctance to enforce existing measures, and...

The Quad as a caucus for cooperation

By Akiko Fukushima Whenever a ‘minilateral’ is launched, its exclusive membership is questioned. The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue among Australia, India, Japan and the United States has suffered from that fate. When it was about...

Introducing integrated e-government in Australia

By Fergus Hanson During the initial wave of digital-transformation efforts, Australia developed an international reputation as an early leader. That peaked in around 1999. While the different tiers of government (local, state and federal)...

Moskva Decision

By Russian Defense Policy Undated photo of Moskva in drydock An Interfaks-AVN source has told the news agency the fate of Black Sea Fleet flagship Moskva is undecided. For now, the cruiser remains at...

Moskva Decision

By Russian Defense Policy Undated photo of Moskva in drydock An Interfaks-AVN source has told the news agency the fate of Black Sea Fleet flagship Moskva is undecided. For now, the cruiser remains at...

Talking to the chiefs: Angus Campbell (part 2)

By Brendan Nicholson Strong personal relationships between Australian military personnel and those of the countries in our region are profoundly important, says defence force chief Angus Campbell. General Campbell tells The Strategist he’s very...

Downer’s unfortunate Pacific legacy

By Stephen Howes In his recent opinion piece on the Australian Financial Review, former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer commends the opportunities now available to Pacific islanders to work in Australia. But, when he was...

National security wrap

By Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok, Georgia Grice and Aakriti Bachhawat The beat Honduran president’s brother faces drug charges Juan Antonio Hernández, the brother of Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández, has been arrested in the...

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