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A very Trumpian year

By Joseph E. Stiglitz At the end of 2017, US President Donald Trump’s administration and congressional Republicans rammed through a US$1 trillion cut in corporate taxes, partly offset by tax increases for the majority...

Anti-Semitism has a new name

By Shlomo Ben-Ami Over the centuries, Jews have been blamed for all sorts of ills in Christian and Muslim societies, from the Great Plague of the 14th century to the financial crashes of modern...

Anti-corruption and the 2019 PNG budget

By Grant Walton and Husnia Hushang Papua New Guinea’s law and justice sector is set to receive a 22 per cent increase in the country’s 2019 budget. Treasurer Charles Abel says this demonstrates the...

Policy, Guns and Money: Episode 10

By ASPI staff In this podcast Lisa Sharland speaks with Major General Cheryl Pearce on her appointment as the next commander of the UN peacekeeping mission in Cyprus, Georgia Grice asks deterrence expert Dr...

‘Forward defence in depth’ for Australia (part 3)

By Malcolm Davis Australia’s defence force structure has evolved over many years around defending the ‘sea–air gap’ as a perceived strategic moat. That construct dates back to the late 1980s, when the outlook was...

Africa’s historic pivot

By Célestin Monga The year 2018 has been marked by tremendous economic and political turbulence around the world. And yet, for future historians, it may well be the year when Africa started to claim...

The five-domains update

By Aakriti Bachhawat, Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok and Georgia Grice Sea state Australian shipbuilder Austal has won a $1.6 billion contract to build two littoral combat ships for the US Navy and is in...

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