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The blockade of Qatar: implications for Australia

By James Bowen The sudden schism between Qatar and a Saudi Arabian-led coalition has already produced wide-ranging consequences. While Qatar continues to deny charges of supporting Islamist extremism, Turkey and Iran have intervened to...

Business Experience Bites Trump’s Pentagon Nominee

By Caroline Houck, Defense One Congress might hold up the president’s pick for deputy defense secretary over his three-decade career with Boeing, among other things. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Cyber wrap

By Michael Chi The encryption debate has continued to dominate cyber security news this week. German ministers discussed measures to monitor encrypted messaging by forcing ‘source telecoms’ to install monitoring software. Conversely, the European...

Cyber wrap

By Michael Chi The encryption debate has continued to dominate cyber security news this week. German ministers discussed measures to monitor encrypted messaging by forcing ‘source telecoms’ to install monitoring software. Conversely, the European...

North Korea’s real strategy

By Christopher R. Hill North Korea’s quest for nuclear weapons is often depicted as a ‘rational’ response to its strategic imperatives of national security and regime survival. After all, the country is surrounded by...

The Indo-Pacific: what kind of peace?

By Rod Lyon Prime Minister Turnbull’s keynote address to the recent Shangri-La Dialogue turned upon one critical question: what kind of peace does Australia hope to see in the 21st century Indo-Pacific? That’s not...

Aid policy change: ideas-based networks

By Jo Spratt Ideas are central to changing aid policy goals. In fact, it is the ideas enshrined in policy goals that advocates aim to either change or protect. As I outlined in the...

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