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Could governments learn better?

By Sandra Naranjo Bautista There is a difference between learning what to do, which depends on the accumulation and assimilation of knowledge, and learning how to do it, which generally comes through practice. Both...

The Air Force’s ‘Doomsday Plane’ Is in the Shop

By Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One The E-4B, a plane that would quarterback a nuclear war, has lost its secondary mission as the SecDef’s main long-haul ride. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

National security wrap

By Sunny Cao, Sarah O’Connor and James Rickard The beat Indonesian police arrested over abduction of British man Four Indonesian police officers have been arrested over their involvement in the abduction and ransom of...

Is the Middle East entering a post-sectarian phase?

By Mohammed Ayoob The anti-government protests that have been raging in Iraq and Lebanon for the past several weeks have sent two strong messages. First, the average citizen is fed up with corrupt ruling...

Is the B-21 bomber a viable option for Australia?

By Marcus Hellyer Australia needs to consider its options for projecting greater military power in an age where we can’t assume that we’ll get assistance from the US whenever and wherever we need it....

How to deal with a declining Russia

By Joseph S. Nye The Kremlin is on a roll. Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has replaced the United States in Syria, continues to intervene in Eastern Ukraine, and recently hosted an African summit...

Remittances and diversification in Timor-Leste

By Michael Rose Last year remittances became Timor-Leste’s largest non-oil source of income, before coffee but after aid. There is success and failure in this strange fact. In their willingness to back themselves by...

The five-domains update

By Sunny Cao, Sarah O’Connor and James Rickard Sea state Australia and South Korea have held their annual joint naval exercise. Code-named ‘Haedori-Wallaby’, the drills included joint manoeuvres and firing exercises, and involved six...

Britain’s post-Brexit choices

By Ngaire Woods Huge amounts of time, effort and frustration have gone into negotiating the terms of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. And with the UK set to hold a crucial...

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