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WPS 2018: Modern slavery and WPS

By Susan Hutchinson and Chris Crewther The Da’esh terror group’s genocide of the Yazidi people in Iraq was recognised in a House of Representatives motion in late February. The motion condemned the extermination campaign,...

(More) Gerasimov on Future War

By Russian Defense Policy Let’s round out what Russian General Staff Chief Valeriy Gerasimov said on March 24. Though the conference was held at the Military Academy of the General Staff, Gerasimov was actually...

(More) Gerasimov on Future War

By Russian Defense Policy Let’s round out what Russian General Staff Chief Valeriy Gerasimov said on March 24. Though the conference was held at the Military Academy of the General Staff, Gerasimov was actually...

The threat to Western democracy starts at home

By Shlomo Ben-Ami Four days before the United Kingdom’s 1924 election, the Daily Mail published a letter purportedly written by Comintern Chairman Grigori Zinoviev calling on British Communists to mobilise ‘sympathetic forces’ in the...

It’s the Easter long weekend

By The Editors It’s the beginning of the Easter long weekend and Team Strategist isn’t publishing today. But we’ll have two excellent articles for you tomorrow and another on Monday. And then on Tuesday...

Quilliam Bulletin 29-03-2018

By Quilliam Admin Quilliam North America launches first policy report on the longest and most successful deradicalization program in America Quiliam International is pleased to present its first policy report in North America, titled,...

Strategist Six: Chris Painter

By Brendan Nicholson Welcome to The Strategist Six, a feature providing a glimpse into the thinking of prominent academics, government officials, military officers, reporters and interesting individuals from around the world. As a top...

National security wrap

By Christopher Dixon, Jessica Clarence, Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson and Melissa Liberatore The beat No charges for officers in Alton Sterling slaying The Louisiana Attorney General has announced that two white police officers who shot and...

Satisfied seasonal workers

By Stephen Howes In recent years, a number of newspaper articles have suggested that Pacific workers are being exploited, if not enslaved, by unscrupulous employers in the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP), under which Pacific...

ADF space operations: re-focusing the military lens

By Darin Lovett This is the second in our series ‘Australia in Space’ leading up to ASPI’s Building Australia’s Strategy for Space conference in June. ‘Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the changes in...

Much ado about Huawei (part 2)

By Elsa Kania While Huawei itself, as well as its activities in Australia and worldwide, merit detailed scrutiny, the system and conditions within which it operates constitute a deeper source of concern. At present,...

The US Russia investigation memos—lessons for Australia

By John Powers There are crucial lessons for Australia in the way Republican and Democrat members of the US congressional committee that oversees the intelligence agencies have played politics with the investigation into Russian...

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