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By Russian Defense Policy The Russian MOD has announced that the Eastern MD’s 83rd Independent Air-Assault Brigade will conduct the first large-scale parachute drop in its history on October 18. Recall the 83rd transferred...

Quilliam Bulletin 13-10-2017

By Quilliam Admin VOTE: We are very proud to announce Quilliam International’s Founder Maajid Nawaz has been nominated for his amazing work on LBC by Pink News as ‘Broadcaster of the Year’. VOTE FOR...

ASPI suggests

By Sofia Patel, Jack Viola and Malcolm Davis The world All eyes are on China in anticipation of the lustrum Communist Party of China (CPC) Congress. As the 19th Congress approaches, speculation is rife...

Beyond (Hugh) White papers

By Andrew Carr If Australian politicians are certain about one thing regarding the future, it’s that ‘we do not have to choose’ between the US and China. This panglossian optimism is easily mocked, though...

The South Korea option for Timorese migrant workers

By Ann Wigglesworth There have been a number of blogs about the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) which enables Pacific and Timorese workers to work for six months in Australia, but the Timorese workers have...

Elections at the UN: Australia’s approach

By Sally Weston Australia is poised to be elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) when the General Assembly meets on 16 October. Until recently, Australia, Spain and France were locked in...

Throttling back: BAE Systems sheds 2,000 jobs in Britain

Print section Print Rubric:  The defence giant jettisons jobs but will benefit from rising defence spending Print Headline:  Throttling back Print Fly Title:  BAE Systems UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  …read more From::...

National security wrap

By Jacqueline Westerman, Jack Viola, Eliza Chapman and Harley Comrie The beat Thwarting child abuse Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang revealed that Queensland Police secretly took over a major child abuse site called Childs Play...

A new front in Asia’s water war

By Brahma Chellaney China has long regarded fresh water as a strategic weapon—one that the country’s leaders have no compunction about wielding to advance their foreign-policy goals. After years of using its chokehold on...

Top DoD Buyer Lord Shifts Programs To Services

By Colin Clark AUSA: Ellen Lord, the former Textron executive now heading the Pentagon’s acquisition shop, revealed today in her first public appearance since her confirmation that she is making fundamental changes in how...

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