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Morrison reaches sensible compromise on Jerusalem

By Isaac Kfir Scott Morrison’s announcement that Australia will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was sensible, balanced and well crafted. The prime minister avoided many of the pitfalls that could have...

China’s South China Sea grab

By Brahma Chellaney It has been just five years since China initiated its major land reclamation in the South China Sea, and the country has already shifted the territorial status quo in its favor—without...

Tracking Italy’s Arms Trade (#ItalianArms)

By Christiaan Triebert Italy’s arms industry is growing, and the country has already been one of the world’s biggest arms exporters for years. Since 1990, thousands of arms exports licences have been granted, with...

Asia’s power puzzles: why we need track 2 diplomacy

By Graeme Dobell The first priority is to manage great power competition in the Indo‑Pacific. — Australia’s Defence Minister Christopher Pyne Optimists see the glass as half full, while strategists worry that it’s actually...

Employers want to recruit directly

By Carolyn Peterken and Russell McKay The DFAT-funded Labour Mobility Assistance Program (LMAP) recently undertook a survey of employers authorised to hire workers under the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP), known as approved employers. The...

Héloïse Goodley

By nick.capeling Army Chief of General Staff Research Fellow, International Security Biography Héloïse Goodley is the Army Chief of General Staff visiting research fellow in the International Security Department. She commissioned into the Army...

Navy Looking To Fly P-8s From Cold War-era Base In Alaska

By Paul McLeary WASHINGTON The Navy may begin deploying submarine-hunting P-8 Poseidon aircraft to a small airstrip hundreds of miles off the Alaskan coast, signaling a new emphasis on keeping watch over Russian and...

ASPI suggests

By Jacqueline Westermann, Malcolm Davis and James Brorson Europe Britain attempted something right out of Australia’s political playbook: a leadership spill (without years of practice, though, this one was unsuccessful and Theresa May remains...

Europe in disarray

By Richard N. Haass It was not all that long ago—just a few years, as hard as that it is to believe—that Europe appeared to be the part of the world most closely resembling...

Quilliam Bulletin 13-12-2018

By Quilliam Admin Quilliam File ID: EUUK1126 Released Quilliam Files “Islamophobia or Anti-Muslim Hatred” – Important and much-needed intervention by Quilliam International’s President Noman Benotman on the importance of using the correct terminology. READ...

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