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DFNS.net Policy Blog

The abnormal normal of icy times with China

By Graeme Dobell The ‘new normal’ of Australia’s relationship with China is that it will be marked by ‘enduring differences’. That’s the outlook offered by the secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and...

It Was That Bad

By Russian Defense Policy General-Lieutenant Yevgeniy Burdinskiy Another lesson in the value of collecting and following data points over the long term. On October 24, GOMU Chief General-Lieutenant Burdinskiy made a simple statement to...

It Was That Bad

By Russian Defense Policy General-Lieutenant Yevgeniy Burdinskiy Another lesson in the value of collecting and following data points over the long term. On October 24, GOMU Chief General-Lieutenant Burdinskiy made a simple statement to...

Policy, Guns and Money: Beersheba Dialogue

By ASPI staff In this episode, Strategist editor Jack Norton covers this year’s Beersheba Dialogue, the annual conference between ASPI and the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, named after the World War I battle....

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson and Declan Connor The world With Tech Geek taking a week off, this ‘Suggests’ includes more on the world. The story of Wang Liqiang, who declared that he was a Chinese...

China joins the global disinformation order

By Philip N. Howard and Samantha Bradshaw China’s global disinformation campaign—which recently painted Hong Kong’s democracy advocates as violent and unpopular radicals—should cause concern for democracies around the world. In addition to highlighting the...

Time to talk about Taiwan

By Dougal Robinson Australian political leaders and strategic thinkers have, rightly, dedicated considerable attention to Hong Kong and Xinjiang in recent months. It’s time to expand the discussion to another self-declared ‘core interest’ of...

Time to talk about Taiwan

By Dougal Robinson Australian political leaders and strategic thinkers have, rightly, dedicated considerable attention to Hong Kong and Xinjiang in recent months. It’s time to expand the discussion to another self-declared ‘core interest’ of...

National security wrap

By Sunny Cao, Sarah O’Connor and James Rickard The beat Sri Lankan police barred from leaving the country The chief of Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department has issued a directive to the country’s airports...

Seven lessons from Syria

By Bob Bowker Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has outlasted the country. For the foreseeable future, Assad will be trying to restore central government control and manoeuvring between Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s...

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