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Christopher Painter

By nick.capeling Associate Fellow, International Security Biography Christopher Painter is a globally recognized leader on cyber policy, cyber diplomacy, cybersecurity and combatting cybercrime. He has been at the vanguard of cyber issues for over...

Central Asia’s simmering anti-China sentiment

By Connor Dilleen The Second Belt and Road Forum, which ran from 25 to 27 April in Beijing, showcased China’s progress with its Belt and Road Initiative and also demonstrated the country’s increasing global...

National security wrap

By Genevieve Feely, Rhys De Wilde, Mali Walker and Luke Courtois The beat Sri Lanka’s police chief suspended Sri Lanka’s police chief has been suspended in the wake of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks....

Ukraine’s new president and Russian relations

By Stefan Karlo Rajic Volodymyr Zelensky defeated Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine’s presidential election in a landslide victory with more than 73% of the votes, but not everyone is happy. Zelensky was already well known...

The problem with facilities, and aid

By Stephen Howes The increasing reliance on facilities – large, multi-faceted programs run by consulting or so-called “contracting” companies – has become controversial in the Australian aid program. It is not surprising therefore that...

Protecting Children in Conflict: See Me Safe Symposium

By Anonymous Invitation Only Research Event 7 May 2019 – 10:00am to 5:00pm Add to Calendar iCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Today there are 420 million children, or one-fifth of children worldwide,...

The Implications of Drone Proliferation in Europe

By Anonymous Invitation Only Research Event 20 May 2019 – 9:30am to 21 May 2019 – 12:30pm Add to Calendar iCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Several countries in Europe are currently developing,...

The Blue Pacific and the legacies of nuclear testing

By Patrick Kaiku States in the Pacific islands are small in landmass and population. Their limited terrestrial resources and lack of comparative advantage are compounded by their remoteness from global centres of commerce. This...

The end of Chimerica

By John Lee On the morning of 4 October 2018, US Vice President Mike Pence was invited on to the stage at the Hudson Institute to deliver what many assumed would be a typical...

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