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The new global technological divide

By Lesley Seebeck This year is proving to be something of a watershed in technology. Government and professional bodies are considering or acting on controls around technologies such as artificial intelligence and encryption. The...

National security wrap

By Genevieve Feely, Rhys De Wilde, Mali Walker and Luke Courtois The beat Australian intelligence and law enforcement agencies under scrutiny Revelations about the Australian Federal Police’s activity—such as the accessing of a journalist’s...

The West needs a post-5G technology strategy 

By Mike Rogers When I left government in 2018 one of my key concerns was that I didn’t think we fully understood the implications of technology for national security. Technology is going to be...

Can multilateralism survive the Sino-American rivalry?

By Ngaire Woods The strategic rivalry between the United States and China poses a sharp challenge to international organisations, which are now at risk of becoming mere pawns of either power. Whether multilateral institutions...

The post-caliphate Salafi-jihadi environment

By Isaac Kfir My latest Strategic Insights paper, provides an overview of the post-caliphate Salafi-jihadi environment, focusing on the franchising strategy of al-Qaeda and Islamic State. It finds that the threat is now less...

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