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Why a bet on Australia is as good as a bet on China 

By David Uren The Wall Street Journal ran an article last week saying pessimistic investors were ‘short-selling’ the Australian dollar in anticipation of a disappointing outcome of the weekend’s G20 meeting. ‘Some money managers...

The five-domains update

By Rhys De Wilde, Luke Courtois, Mali Walker and Genevieve Feely Sea state Two Canadian warships passed through the Taiwan Strait last week. During the transit, Canada alleges that two Chinese Su-30 fighter jets...

How to defend Australia

By Hugh White You don’t have to be as pessimistic as I am about the future of American power in Asia to start seriously thinking about what we should do if it falters. You...

U.S. Army Making Synthetic Biology a Priority

By Patrick Tucker, Defense One New thermal cloaking, insect proof uniforms are on the horizon, if the U.S. can get out in front of China. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Trade war truce trumps multilateral concerns at G20

By Michael Shoebridge At the weekend’s G20 meeting in Osaka, US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed that their countries would resume economic and trade negotiations. Trump also said US...

Indo-Pacific summit and shadow

By Graeme Dobell ‘Between the idea And the reality Between the motion And the act Falls the Shadow’ — T.S. Eliot, ‘The Hollow Men’ T.S. Eliot offers a raging lament at what the 1919...

Money can’t buy Palestinians’ love

By Dominique Moisi ‘Man shall not live by bread alone’, says Jesus in Matthew 4:4. But biblical wisdom seems to have been lost on the organisers of the economic conference held on 25–26 June...

The GRU Globetrotters: Mission London

By Bellingcat Investigation Team In a series of previous investigations, Bellingcat and the Insider identified the two key suspects in the Novichok poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skripal, and the subsequent poisoning death of...

The long and winding way to the Indo-Pacific

By Huong Le Thu Finally, after much prevarication, pressure and hesitation, ASEAN has decided that it’s time to acknowledge the ‘Indo-Pacific’. At the 34th summit in Bangkok last weekend, ASEAN released its much-anticipated contribution...

The long and winding way to the Indo-Pacific

By Huong Le Thu Finally, after much prevarication, pressure and hesitation, ASEAN has decided that it’s time to acknowledge the ‘Indo-Pacific’. At the 34th summit in Bangkok last weekend, ASEAN released its much-anticipated contribution...

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