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American Military Duties Grow at the Mexico Border

By Ben Watson, Defense One Service members will have permissions that go beyond “observe and report,” the Defense Department announced late Monday. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Can Ammonia Be Used As A Weapon? Likely Not

By Dan Kaszeta In the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, there have been sporadic reports involving the use of different kinds of industrial chemicals. In Syria in particular, but also in Iraq, a...

Morrison’s shipbuilding announcements are about more than jobs

By Marcus Hellyer Yesterday from the election campaign trail in Western Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison made some naval shipbuilding announcements relating to the Royal Australian Navy’s mine-clearing and hydrographic capabilities. Speaking from the...

The five-domains update

By Rhys De Wilde, Luke Courtois, Mali Walker and Genevieve Feely Sea state China’s defence ministry said on Thursday that France ‘illegally enter[ed] Chinese waters’ after the Chinese navy warned a French warship to...

An agenda for Australia’s lead cyber negotiator

By Bart Hogeveen Together with 24 other states, Australia will serve on the new UN Group of Governmental Experts (UN GGE) on ‘developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of...

How to Regulate the Internet Without Breaking It

By Anonymous Research Event 19 June 2019 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm Add to Calendar iCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Joseph Gaggero Hall | Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London | SW1Y 4LE...

The unintended consequences of charcoal

By Elizabeth White The United Nations can sometimes be a figure of fun for its breathless commitment to the dullest of minutia, but spare a thought for the members of the UN Somalia and...