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A three-state solution for Israel and Palestine?

By Shlomo Ben-Ami The goal of two states for two nations, living side by side within secure borders, has been the foundation of the Israeli–Palestinian peace process since the 1993 Oslo Accords. But for...

Talking to the chiefs: Mike Noonan (part 1)

By Brendan Nicholson The regional security situation is evolving faster than anyone expected and that’s driving the Royal Australian Navy’s rebalance from the Middle East to the Indo-Pacific, says RAN chief Mike Noonan. ‘Our...

No, The Pentagon Did NOT Waste $28 Billion

By Mackenzie Eaglen One of our primary goals here at Breaking Defense is to try and avoid the madness of the daily news cycle and tell our readers what is really happening, as best...

Policy, Guns and Money: Brexit special

By ASPI staff In this special podcast, ASPI’s Dr Isaac Kfir talks to Professor Philomena Murray and Dr Margherita Matera from the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne about...

How US monetary policy has tamed China

By David Lubin Chinese leaders do like their slogans, and where foreign policy is concerned, two have reflected Beijing’s thinking in recent times. The first is the cautious principle of tao guang yang hui,...

Controlling the internet in Fiji

By Jope Tarai In late 2017 the Fijian Government and its key officials called for the regulation of Fiji’s cyber space. By May 2018, Fiji’s Parliament had passed the Online Safety Act, which was...

The Trump administration’s farewell to aims

By Carl Bildt Every now and then, a US political leader descends on Cairo to deliver an address outlining America’s policy objectives in the ever-challenging Middle East. In June 2005 the secretary of state,...

Missile Defense Review a Multi-Billion IOU to White House

By Paul McLeary PENTAGON: Military and civilian leaders at the Pentagon are portraying the new Missile Defense Review as a common-sense response to aggressive Chinese and Russian investments in new hypersonic weapons and faster,...

The vital isolation of indigenous groups

By Brahma Chellaney The remote, coral-fringed North Sentinel Island made headlines late last year, after an American Christian missionary’s covert expedition to convert its residents—the world’s last known pre-Neolithic tribal group—ended in his death....

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