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Australia needs a clear national security strategy

By Jim Molan Bob Moyse’s recent piece for The Strategist raises a number of issues that are vital for the future of Australia’s security. He argues that debates about force structure have, until recently,...

Army Building 1,000-Mile Supergun

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. AUSA: Why is the Army confident it can build a Strategic Long-Range Cannon to fire with precision more than one thousand miles? Because the superweapon will be essentially supersizing...

Congress Traded O&M For RDTE In 19 Approps Bill

By Mark Cancian Now that President Trump has signed the fiscal 2019 defense appropriations bill, marking the first time in nine years that defense is not bound by a Continuing Resolution, the broad trend...

Policy, Guns and Money: Episode 6

By ASPI staff In this podcast we talk to Dr Jonathan Quick, author of The end of epidemics. Lisa Sharland gives us her views on the departure of US Ambassador to the UN Nikki...

National security wrap

By Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok, Georgia Grice and Aakriti Bachhawat The beat US state finds thousands of untested sexual assault kits Officials in Washington state have identified a backlog of more than 6,000 untested...

Quebec’s election: the end of separatism in Canada?

By Grant Wyeth Conventional narratives on Canada see the country as a boring, or inconsequential, state, a middle power, but one whose influence is hamstrung by its economic reliance on the United States and...

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...

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