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Nuclear deterrence and the US–Australia alliance

By Stephan Fruehling, Andrew O’Neil and David Santoro Speaking at the Hudson Institute in Washington two weeks ago, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds affirmed Australia’s readiness to play a more active role in supporting US...

EU–US Relations on Internet Governance

By jason.naselli 14 November 2019 As internet governance issues emerge in the wake of innovations such as the Internet of Things and advanced artificial intelligence, there is an urgent need for the EU and...

National security wrap

By Sunny Cao, Sarah O’Connor and James Rickard The beat Drone force for WA police The Western Australian government is set to deploy a new fleet of drones to assist the state’s police in...

China’s risky endgame in Hong Kong

By Minxin Pei Although the rapid escalation of violence in Hong Kong seems terrifying enough, things may be about to get much worse. The communiqué of the recently concluded fourth plenum of the 19th...

Towards Space 3.0

By Malcolm Davis The space age has gone through two paradigm shifts since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957. Until the early 1990s, ‘Space 1.0′ was the province of government-run, taxpayer-funded space programs....

Krasnoselskaya Brigade

By Russian Defense Policy Here’s a look at one Russian motorized rifle brigade, created for another purpose, but perhaps worth sharing. The Kamenka brigade’s appeared on these pages before but mainly because of its...

Krasnoselskaya Brigade

By Russian Defense Policy Here’s a look at one Russian motorized rifle brigade, created for another purpose, but perhaps worth sharing. The Kamenka brigade’s appeared on these pages before but mainly because of its...

America’s feeble Indo-Pacific strategy

By Brahma Chellaney With the global geopolitical centre of gravity shifting towards Asia, a pluralistic, rules-based Indo-Pacific order is more important than ever, including for America’s own global standing. So it was good news...

Shinzo Abe’s unfinished political legacy

By John Nilsson-Wright Under the premiership of Shinzo Abe, Japan appears to have found its feet as a regional and global actor. By providing political stability and policy continuity at home, Abe’s governing Liberal...

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