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Identifying the Separatists Linked to the Downing of MH17

By Bellingcat Investigation Team The full report can be viewed (mirror) The Bellingcat Investigation Team has previously published a number of reports demonstrating that the deployment of the Buk missile launcher used to shoot...

It’s time for Canberra to stop kowtowing to Beijing

By Geoffrey Barker Managing relations with China is the most challenging foreign and security policy problem facing Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his re-elected government. It will demand a rigorous whole-of-government response coordinated by...

A ‘vuvale’ partnership for the Pacific islands?

By Richard Herr During ASPI’s recent panel discussion on the Pacific, Graeme Dobell referred to the Fiji–Australia Vuvale Partnership as an important pointer to Australia’s future ‘step-up’ relations with the Pacific islands region. He...

The case for a new defence white paper

By Peter Jennings Successful defence white papers have to find the right resting place between four sets of demands: politics; strategy and policy; military capability; and money. That’s what makes them so interesting, and...

The five-domains update

By Rhys De Wilde, Luke Courtois, Mali Walker and Genevieve Feely Sea state The Royal Australian Navy’s longest-serving ship docked in Sydney Harbour for the last time on Sunday morning. HMAS Success, known by...

Russia Day Promotions

By Russian Defense Policy RF President Vladimir Putin signed out his Russia Day promotion list on June 11. The MOD got 11 two-star and 14 one-star promotions. Putin’s alternative army — the National Guard...

Russia Day Promotions

By Russian Defense Policy RF President Vladimir Putin signed out his Russia Day promotion list on June 11. The MOD got 11 two-star and 14 one-star promotions. Putin’s alternative army — the National Guard...

Russia Day Promotions

By Russian Defense Policy RF President Vladimir Putin signed out his Russia Day promotion list on June 11. The MOD got 11 two-star and 14 one-star promotions. Putin’s alternative army — the National Guard...

Iranian Missile Misfires As Other Attacks Hit Home

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. Israeli sources expressed alarm that neither Israel, the US, nor allied Arab nations picked up any advance warning of what appear to have been well-planned, well-executed, and increasingly destructive...

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