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Huawei and 5G: what are the alternatives?

By Elise Thomas Speaking about his politically embattled company’s chances to build national 5G networks, Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei recently told the BBC, ‘If the lights go out in the West, the...

Women, peace and the theory of jam

By Clare Hutchinson This article is part of a series on women, peace and security that The Strategist will be publishing over coming weeks in recognition of International Women’s Day 2019. I often reflect...

The political economy of the Solomon Islands oil spill

By Daniel Evans Large scale environmental disasters in developing countries come and go these days with only the faintest of acknowledgement in the industrialised north. Another sip of the morning coffee, a flick of...

National security wrap

By Genevieve Feely, Rhys De Wilde, Mali Walker and Luke Courtois The beat Privacy concerns over German body-camera footage Footage captured by German police body cameras is being stored in Amazon cloud servers, raising...

Zimbabwe: ‘It’s the subculture, stupid’

By Stuart Doran It’s like watching a drunken sailor go down in increments. A stumble, a forehead to the counter, a wild grasping, followed by a crash of bottles. That’s the trajectory of Zimbabwe’s...

Counterterrorism yearbook 2019: Australia

By Andrew Zammit In some ways, 2018 was quieter for Australian counterterrorism than the preceding years, as the tempo of arrests slowed. Eight people in Australia were charged with terrorism-related offences, which was fewer...

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