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Revisiting the MDG Housing Program in Timor-Leste

By Pyone Myat Thu In 2013, my colleague and I wrote about the difficulties of development in Timor-Leste, citing the MDG Suco (Housing) Program as an example of poor infrastructure development. Aligned with the...

Femili PNG hiring in Canberra

By Madeleine Flint Femili PNG is advertising for a new Development Officer in Canberra. This person will work with the Development Manager on a range of areas to support Femili PNG, including communications, stakeholder...

Faith-based diplomacy in the new strategic order

By Marigold Black In the future, no American ambassador should be assigned to a country where religious feelings are strong unless he or she has a deep understanding of the faiths commonly practiced there...

Fascism has not returned

By Mike Scrafton Were fascism to ascend again in Europe, international security would be menaced and the liberal international order be even more imperilled. However, Europe’s current far-right parties fail to meet the minimum...

US Arms Sales Overseas Skyrocketed 33% in 2018

By Paul McLeary The $55.6 billion represents closed deals, many of which had in in the works for years. But the focus of the Trump administration pumping up US arms sales to boost domestic...

The five-domains update

By Aakriti Bachhawat, Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok and Georgia Grice Sea state The US Navy’s Pacific Fleet has drawn up a plan to conduct freedom-of-navigation exercises involving warships, aircraft and troops next month in...

Operating left of launch

By Ewen Levick Three weeks before Christmas 2001, the energy company Enron went bust. It was the largest bankruptcy in American history. In 2002, Malcolm Gladwell told the story of what went wrong: on...

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