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ASPI suggests

By Sofia Patel and Malcolm Davis The world First up this week, an unusual coalition of far-right and anti-establishment parties has been sworn into office in Italy. For a comprehensive understanding of how social...

Will Italy’s populists upend Europe?

By Mark Leonard ‘They are trying to stop us with the usual blackmail of rising spreads, falling stock markets and European threats,’ wrote Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy’s League party, on his Facebook page....

Balancing the risks and rewards of space

By Richard Harrison This is the 15th in our series ‘Australia in Space’ leading up to ASPI’s Building Australia’s Strategy for Space conference. Recent years have seen an explosion of optimism around our ability...

‘Indo-Pacific’: (re-)revise and resubmit

By Huong Le Thu At the 17th Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) last weekend, the ‘Indo-Pacific’ was the leitmotif. From Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to the defence ministers...

Quilliam Bulletin 07-06-2018

By Quilliam Admin Quilliam Preview New Report in The Guardian READ: Quilliam International’s North America team headed by Dr Muhammad Fraser Rahim is featured in the Guardian on our work with Mohammed Khalid, who...

Quitaly?

By David Ritchie Europe’s problems just seem to grow worse. The huge and continuing dislocation caused by Brexit is bad enough, but the news is also disturbing on several other fronts. The continued weakening...

National security wrap

By Christopher Dixon, Jessica Clarence, Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson and Melissa Liberatore The beat #SpyCops Cosmetics brand Lush has faced heavy criticism for a new campaign attacking police in the window displays of its UK stores....

A sovereign launch capability for Australia

By Scott Wallis This is the 14th in our series ‘Australia in Space’ leading up to ASPI’s Building Australia’s Strategy for Space conference. A sustainable sovereign launch capability is essential for a strong and...

Diplomacy beyond the spectacle of the summit

By Caitlin Byrne Twelve months ago, it would have been inconceivable to contemplate Donald Trump gearing up to meet, face to face, with his political nemesis, North Korean leader Kim Jong‑un. And yet, here...

Senate estimates, submarine escalates

By Marcus Hellyer Something interesting happened at the Department of Defence’s Senate estimates hearing last week. Buried among the largely predictable and interminable questions about how much Defence pays eminent persons in advisory and...

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