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Community-driven development: a reality check

By Bobby Anderson In the last two decades, community-driven development (CDD) has become a popular development project model for the World Bank, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and other donors. A...

Quilliam Bulletin 25-03-2019

By Quilliam Admin WATCH: Quilliam International’s founder, Maajid Nawaz, on CNN with Anderson Cooper explains “Whereas jihadist terrorism is still the largest threat, far-right terrorism is the fastest growing threat in the West. I...

What’s next for Kazakhstan?

By Nargis Kassenova On 19 March, the only president that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, Nursultan Nazarbayev, announced his resignation after almost three decades of near-absolute power. In a televised speech, Nazarbayev praised the...

Hate and broadcasting, media and power

By Graeme Dobell A killer walks into mosques in Christchurch and broadcasts a message of hate around the world. The 50 murders reveal again the disrupted landscape of our digital world. In an age...

Five Principles To Drive The Space Force

By Troy Thomas Half of all private-sector divestments lose value, and many of the most common risks of carve-outs in the private sector also apply to the military. Here are ways to avoid those...

The informal economy under siege

By Busa Jeremiah Wenogo The informal economy in Port Moresby is once again under siege. The National Capital District Commission (NCDC) has announced another ban. This one will target street sellers of cooked foods....

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Malcolm Davis and Aakriti Bachhawat The world Devastation struck Christchurch last Friday when a right-wing terrorist attacked two mosques during prayers, killing 50 people and wounding many more. The Strategist covers...

Towards a new global charter

By Carl Bildt In August 1941, even before the United States had entered World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt met secretly off the coast of Newfoundland...

Thai election likely to cement military’s power

By Luke Courtois On 24 March, Thailand will have its first national election since the 2014 coup. Regardless of the outcome, it’s unlikely that the junta’s political ambitions will change. This week the campaign...

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