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GoFundMe: The KGB Exposed: The Textbooks for Putin’s Spies

By Interpreter Staff The Interpreter is launching a new GoFundMe page to support the translation, analysis and presentation of never-before-published KGB training manuals spanning multiple decades. …read more From:: The Interpreter – Institute of...

The Oz Pacific policy that can’t be named

By Graeme Dobell Australia has a Voldemort problem. Our big new ambition for the South Pacific—economic and security integration—has become the policy that can’t be named. Australia’s policy is integration, and we’re working to...

From moon walk to space wars

By Brahma Chellaney Fifty years after astronauts first walked on the moon, space wars have gone from Hollywood fantasy to looming threat. Not content with possessing enough nuclear weapons to wipe out all life...

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Aakriti Bachhawat and Malcolm Davis The world Team Suggests is following the Turkey–US saga as the first Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems arrive in Ankara. For an explanation of why Turkey...

The age of cynical voters

By Slawomir Sierakowski We all know that politicians are cunning and cynical, but could the same now be said for the electorate? Many of those who voted for US President Donald Trump did so...

PNG’s 2016 GDP figures: better late than never

By Dek Joe Sum The PNG National Statistical Office (NSO) finally released 2016 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures in April. While it’s good to have the data, releasing GDP figures with a delay of...

National security wrap

By Genevieve Feely, Rhys De Wilde, Mali Walker and Luke Courtois The beat Drone squad assembled in Victoria Victoria Police has announced that it will create a new drone unit by the end of...

Asia’s scary movie

By Richard N. Haass History at any moment can be understood as a snapshot, telling us where we are, or as a moving picture, telling us not just where we are but where we...

A tale of four airports: aviation in Timor-Leste

By Michael Rose Since its independence in 2002, one of the greatest challenges to development in Timor-Leste has been its inaccessibility. While tourism has long been touted as a potential engine for jobs and...

It’s time to internationalise diplomacy with North Korea

By Stephen Costello The three key actors in the Korean peninsula crisis are demonstrating why a solution should be anchored in an international coalition and international institutions. North Korea’s Kim Jong-un shows signs that...

Bellingcat Podcast: MH17, Episode Guide 1

By Bellingcat Podcast You can listen to the first episode of the Bellingcat Podcast on the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) by subscribing on any major podcast application by searching “Bellingcat”, including...

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