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The global dimension of China’s influence operations

By Bates Gill and Benjamin Schreer The current debate in Australia about China’s influence operations is critically important to protect our interests and way of life. However, we need to avoid an overwhelmingly Australia-centric...

Three ways to improve our deterrence posture in space

By Todd Harrison From the beginning, space has been a contested domain and a warfighting domain. The first test of an anti-satellite weapon—the launch of a Bold Orion missile from a US bomber—occurred in...

Is It Time for AFRICOM to Get Its Own Troops?

By Caroline Houck, Defense One A key Republican senator thinks so, and is pushing to send one of the U.S. Army’s new advising brigades there. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Relationships between highly asymmetric nuclear powers

By Rod Lyon The current tensions between Washington and Pyongyang aren’t just about history. Nor are they simply the result of personal frictions between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. At their core, they reflect...

The five-domains update

By Jessica Clarence, Christopher Dixon, Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson and Melissa Liberatore Sea state Taiwan’s plans to build domestically designed submarines has received a boost following the Trump administration’s approval of the marketing licence required before...

The month in women, peace and security: March 2018

By Christopher Dixon, Jessica Clarence, Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson and Melissa Liberatore International Women’s Day 2018 For the past month, we’ve been running a special series of articles to mark International Women’s Day 2018. The series...

Asia after Trump

By Joseph S. Nye When the Trilateral Commission—a group of political and business leaders, journalists and academics—met in Singapore recently, many expressed concern about the decline of American leadership in Asia. Every Asian country...

Australia’s offensive cyber capability

By Tom Uren In 2016, the Australian government announced that Australia had an offensive cyber capability and was using it against Islamic State. Last June the government announced the creation of an ADF Information...

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