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ASPI suggests

By Jack Norton, Aakriti Bachhawat and Malcolm Davis The world On Tuesday, The Strategist revealed that Australian helicopter pilots had been targeted by lasers while participating in this year’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour in the South...

Australia’s north needs a reserve police force

By John Coyne Each of Australia’s border security domains presents unique threats and operating challenges. Whether searching for illicit drugs in Sydney’s mail centre, processing passenger arrivals at Melbourne’s international airport or inspecting shipping...

Remembering Bob Hawke

By Graham Evans I was fortunate enough to work closely with Bob Hawke, initially as his principal private secretary (chief of staff) and later as secretary of two federal government departments responsible for key...

Dunford: Leaders Mull First NATO Strategy In Decades

By Paul McLeary Katie Wheelbarger, the acting assistant Defense secretary for international security affairs, said Thursday that “Russia’s great power status still remains largely aspirational.” …read more From:: Breaking Defense (Policy)

Horticultural labour and the SWP: a new report

By Stephen Howes and Richard Curtain A team of academics has just produced their second report on labour challenges in horticulture. In February 2017, Joanna Howe, Alexander Reilly, Diane van den Broek and Chris...

US-China Likely To Clash At Shangri La

By Thayer Scott We could see the most direct U.S. challenge to China since 2005, when Defense Secretary Rumsfeld became the proverbial skunk at the globalist garden party in Singapore by bluntly chastising the...

US-China Likely To Clash At Shangri La

By Thayer Scott We could see the most direct U.S. challenge to China since 2005, when Defense Secretary Rumsfeld became the proverbial skunk at the globalist garden party in Singapore by bluntly chastising the...

Viewpoint: A Stain on the Honor of the Navy

By Eliot A. Cohen, The Atlantic In acceding to a White House request to cover the name of the USS John S. McCain, officers and officials revealed a rot within the service. …read more...

National security wrap

By Genevieve Feely, Rhys De Wilde, Mali Walker and Luke Courtois The beat Free Wi-Fi providers to be compelled to hand over user data Australian police now have the power to compel communications companies...

The growing Islamic State threat in Central Asia

By Connor Dilleen During a recent visit to Tajikistan, Russian Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov claimed that around 5,000 militants based in Afghanistan from a group known as Islamic State Khorasan, or IS-K,...

Are Russia & China Violating Nuke Test Ban Treaty?

By Theresa Hitchens Officials from the National Security Council, Defense Intelligence Agency, and the State Department all hinted Moscow and Beijing are violating the treaty — only to retreat into vague statements when pressed....

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