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The Strategist Six: Mark Binskin

By The Editors Welcome to The Strategist Six, which provides a glimpse into the thinking of prominent academics, government officials, military officers, reporters and interesting individuals from around the world. 1. The ADF has...

EUISS Yearbook of European Security 2017

The EUISS Yearbook of European Security (YES) is the Institute’s annual publication compiling key documents and data related to the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). This 2017 edition offers a comprehensive picture...

In Search of Utopia

By Murshed Madaser By Marc Goldberg, Senior Researcher at Community Security Trust. Just like roughly 850 British Muslims I left the land of my birth for a country in the Middle East to fight...

A cyber revolution on Russell Hill

By Greg Austin The Australian Defence Force is on the cusp of a revolution as it prepares to reorganise for cyber-enabled warfare. The military cyber shake-up coming many years late brings big problems and...

France’s anti-populist populist

By Slawomir Sierakowski Democrats of all stripes have been celebrating the prospect that the pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron—not the far-right National Front’s Marine Le Pen—will be France’s next president. But while Macron’s victory is...

Sea, air, land and space updates

By Zoe Glasson, Sophie Qin, Madeleine Nyst and Patrick Kennedy Sea State President Trump has been blowing off steam about the US Navy’s catapults. Apparently, the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) on the USS...

The national shipbuilding plan: a first look

By Andrew Davies and Mark Thomson A last we have the Turnbull government’s naval shipbuilding plan. It claims to be the first such plan, yet the Howard government released one in 2003 and we...

Intercontinental ballistic missile defence is futile

By Adam Cabot Australians need to face reality. There’s no viable defence against ICBMs fitted with nuclear warheads. If North Korea develops this technology it will have the capability to devastate cities in South...

4 Ukrainian Servicemen Wounded in Battle

By Interpreter Staff Ukraine Day 1182: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Four Ukrainian servicemen were wounded at the front line today. Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. READ OUR SPECIAL REPORT: An...

Changing course on the Korean peninsula

By Ron Huisken The Korean peninsula’s deservedly been labelled a ‘flashpoint’ for well over a half a century but flare-ups in tension appear to be happening more frequently. Under the Trump administration, Washington’s seemingly...

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