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The cost of defending Taiwan

By Malcolm Davis Taiwan is a country under siege as it faces the prospect of eventual reunification with China, on China’s terms, and potentially as soon as 2021—the centenary of the founding of the...

Aid advocacy: lessons from Australia and the UK

By Benjamin Day Most readers of this blog have an interest in promoting aid policy change. When considering the ‘big picture’ strategic contours of Australia’s aid program, for example, many readers — around 85...

Aid advocacy: lessons from Australia and the UK

By Benjamin Day Most readers of this blog have an interest in promoting aid policy change. When considering the ‘big picture’ strategic contours of Australia’s aid program, for example, many readers — around 85...

Policy, Guns and Money: Episode 4

By ASPI staff In this podcast our strategists discuss the expansion of the PLA’s capabilities, concerns about the Chinese surveillance state, the continuing rise of right-wing extremism in Europe and some good news from...

National security wrap

By Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok, Georgia Grice and Aakriti Bachhawat The beat Post-Brexit contingency plan leaked A leaked document from the UK’s National Police Coordination Centre has revealed that police are drafting plans to...

Is a new visa for agricultural work needed?

By Matthew Dornan We’ve previously written about calls by the National Farmers Federation (NFF) for the introduction of an agricultural visa to meet labour shortages in Australian agriculture. In a 2017 submission, the NFF...

Policy, Guns and Money: Voices from Land Forces 2018

By ASPI staff At last week’s Land Forces 2018 expo in Adelaide, Strategist defence editor Brendan Nicholson interviewed some of the speakers, including Katja Theodorakis from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the ANU, Kate...

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