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Papua New Guinea development: what role aid?

By Terence Murphy Port Moresby, sometime in 1977, a “going finish” party at the home of a retiring senior Australian bureaucrat. The mood was bright, a mixed crowd of men and women, expatriates of...

The Search for Denis Sergeev: Photographing a Ghost

By Bellingcat Investigation Team In the previous part of this report, Bellingcat and its investigative partners The Insider (Russia) and Respekt (Czechia) identified Denis Sergeev, the GRU officer who was present in the UK...

Policy, Guns and Money: Episode 13

By ASPI staff In this podcast, Tom Uren and Elise Thomas discuss the revelations that a ‘sophisticated state actor’ was behind cyberattacks on Australia’s parliament and major political parties and ask where we draw...

The joint facilities: still the jewel in the crown

By Peter Jennings Since the 1980s, Australian defence ministers have made regular parliamentary statements about the roles and functions of the US–Australia joint defence facilities (at Pine Gap, North West Cape and, until 1999,...

National security wrap

By Genevieve Feely, Rhys De Wilde, Mali Walker and Luke Courtois The beat Police protection pulled after bombings in Kashmir After last week’s bombing in Kashmir, India has removed the police protection it provided...

Showdown in Munich

By Carl Bildt It was at the 2007 Munich Security Conference that Russian President Vladimir Putin first signalled a cooling of Russian–Western relations. Soon thereafter, Russia invaded Georgia; and in the years since, it...

Quilliam Bulletin 20-02-2019

By Quilliam Admin Chief Executive meets with the Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism (CCE) LONDON – Quilliam International’s Chief Executive, Haras Rafiq met up with Sara Khan, Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism (CCE), for...

Suspicion for parliamentary hack must fall on China

By Peter Jennings Scott Morrison’s shock announcement in parliament that the three major political parties have had their computer systems hacked by a ‘sophisticated state actor’ will have impacts long after the federal election....

2019 Mitchell Humanitarian Award presented to Elizabeth Reid

By Ashlee Betteridge The 2019 Mitchell Humanitarian Award was awarded to Elizabeth Reid in a ceremony at The Australian National University on Tuesday night (19 February), recognising her career contributions to women’s empowerment and...

2019 Mitchell Humanitarian Award acceptance speech

By Elizabeth Reid I would like to pay my respects to the Ngunnawal people, the traditional custodians of the land on which we are meeting, and especially to their elders. I would also like...

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