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Trump’s elusive border wall

By Clive Williams President Donald Trump’s latest ploy to garner funding for a border wall between the US and Mexico was to try to impose a minimum 5% tariff on Mexican imports from 10...

China is courting disaster in Hong Kong

By Minxin Pei The world has been riveted by the protests raging in Hong Kong against the city government’s proposed law to allow the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China. About one million...

New Tank Regiment?

By Russian Defense Policy RG gave us the scantest info. The Russian Army is upgrading an independent tank battalion to a regiment in Smolensk oblast, in the Western MD. The new regiment will belong...

New Tank Regiment?

By Russian Defense Policy RG gave us the scantest info. The Russian Army is upgrading an independent tank battalion to a regiment in Smolensk oblast, in the Western MD. The new regiment will belong...

Local perspectives on mother-tongue education in Nepal

By Naomi Fillmore The United Nations General Assembly declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The declaration aims to raise awareness of the crucial role languages play in people’s daily lives, including in...

Australia in an age of strategic competition

By Linda Reynolds It’s not by chance that my first domestic address as minister is before an expert audience grappling with the challenges that are rapidly redefining our strategic environment. Challenges that are engaging...

National security wrap

By Genevieve Feely, Rhys De Wilde and Luke Courtois The beat Senior police officer charged by Victorian anti-corruption watchdog In Victoria, Commander Stuart Bateson has been suspended after he was charged by the state’s...

The year 2025 will be like 2019, only more so

By Peter Jennings This is an edited version of remarks delivered by ASPI’s executive director at the opening session of ASPI’s ‘War in 2025′ conference this morning. For ASPI’s 2019 conference, ‘War in 2025′,...

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