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Can Donald Tusk go home again?

By Slawomir Sierakowski Donald Tusk’s term as president of the European Council will end on 30 November, which is perfect timing for the Polish opposition. After the parliamentary election in late October, Poland will...

Labor’s stabilising aid commitment

By Stephen Howes Labor surprised a lot of people by including aid spending commitments in their budget costings released a week ago. Penny Wong, and indeed the party’s election platform, had foreshadowed that “Labor...

Poblete’s Resignation Weakens State’s Security Bench

By Theresa Hitchens The resignation of Trump’s assistant secretary for arms control and verification weakens the State Department’s already shaky bench in arms control talks. …read more From:: Breaking Defense (Policy)

EXCLUSIVE: Shanahan Keeping Top Staff If Confirmed

By Paul McLeary The moves at the top of the Pentagon power structure will create openings elsewhere, as officials continue move in and out of the Trump administration …read more From:: Breaking Defense (Policy)

Putin Boosts Su-57

By Russian Defense Policy Putin walks the flight line at Akhtubinsk on May 14 Russia’s Supreme CINC boosted the fortunes of the country’s fifth generation Su-57 fighter declaring yesterday that Moscow will procure 76...

Strategic personalities and a changing world

By Rod Lyon As the federal election campaign winds to a close, John McCarthy, formerly one of the senior figures of the Australian diplomatic corps, has published a thoughtful piece urging the incoming government...

National security wrap

By Genevieve Feely, Rhys De Wilde, Mali Walker and Luke Courtois The beat New Zealand police partner with Chinese counterparts Police from Auckland and the Chinese city of Guangzhou have partnered for a training...

A tax on mobile phones in PNG?

By Amanda H A Watson and Rohan Fox The government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is considering imposing a mobile phone tax, in order to generate revenue. This blog post examines the proposed measure...

Quilliam Bulletin 16-05-2019

By Quilliam Admin WATCH: Quilliam International’s founder, Maajid Nawaz, appeared on Fox news with Tucker Carlson, to discuss the Easter Sunday attack in Sri Lanka. Maajid explains how the left are struggling to acknowledge...

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