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National security wrap

By Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok, Georgia Grice and Aakriti Bachhawat The beat Treatment of student protesters causes outrage in France Footage of students being forced to kneel with their hands on their heads after...

Who’s afraid of China’s influence?

By Minxin Pei Since the Cold War ended, the West has invested huge amounts of resources in efforts to induce political liberalisation in China, including through programs to promote the rule of law, civil...

Suitable accommodation for seasonal worker programs

By Rochelle-Lee Bailey Accommodation is one of the largest expenses incurred by seasonal workers participating in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) and New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme (RSE). The cost of accommodation varies...

Test Event

By ctiadmin Conference Chatham House Forum Online Event This is a Test Event 12 December 2018 – 2:30pm to 21 December 2018 – 2:30pm Chatham House, London Register interest Department/project Communications and Publishing Department,...

The US & China: A Colder Peace or Thucydides’ Trap?

By James Kitfield As President Trump pushes Beijing on trade and cyber espionage, the United States and China are on a collision course. The U.S. urgently needs a new strategy to avoid the traditional...

How democracy is won

By Anwar Ibrahim It is perhaps indicative of our times that the peaceful transition of power by means of a democratic election is a candidate for ‘disruption of the year’. The outcome of the...

Accessing justice: police responses to domestic violence

By Michelle Nayahamui Rooney, Miranda Forsyth, Mary Aisi and Dora Kuir-Ayius This is the final blog presenting the findings of a research project exploring the impact of family and sexual violence (FSV) on families...

The regional factors bringing Turkey and Iran together

By Mohammed Ayoob US President Donald Trump’s policy of putting economic pressure on Iran to force regime change by inciting a domestic revolt seems to be failing. There is little doubt that renewed sanctions...

How American poverty became ‘fake news’

By Angus Deaton Under the administration of the incontinently mendacious President Donald J. Trump, everyone should worry about the integrity of America’s official statistics. They should worry about much more under Trump, particularly the...

The five-domains update

By Aakriti Bachhawat, Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok and Georgia Grice Sea state Amid rising tensions between Washington and Moscow, the US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell conducted a freedom-of-navigation exercise near the disputed Peter...

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