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The five-domains update

By Sunny Cao, Sarah O’Connor and James Rickard Sea state The US Navy will hold its first-ever joint maritime drill with all 10 ASEAN member states next month. According to the US embassy in...

In memoriam: Tim Fischer

By Ali Kazak Tim Fischer belongs to a unique generation of Australian political leaders we are farewelling fast, including Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke. Whether you agreed with their ideology or not,...

Morrison’s middle-power mateship

By Mark Beeson How times change. Only half a century or so ago, Australians were fighting and dying in Vietnam in an American-led effort to hold back the supposed threat of communist expansion. The...

Australia should apologise to Timor-Leste

By Michael Rose Over the past 75 years, Australian policies relating to Timor-Leste have contributed to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Timorese people. Though little known in Australia, in Timor grievances about...

PNG’s China and Australia loan requests

By Stephen Howes Media reporting of Papua New Guinea’s efforts to access foreign loans to finance the government’s budget has been far from accurate or complete. But the efforts themselves are real. And they...

Hugh White’s military revolution

By Graeme Dobell Sink the navy and start again. Shrink the army. Double the air force. That’s the military revolution of Hugh White’s How to defend Australia, based on his claim that Australia has...

Will democracy die last?

By Dominique Moisi In the late 1970s and early 1980s, prominent international relations experts such as the late French political philosopher Pierre Hassner argued that the world was witnessing a process of competitive decay...

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Aakriti Bachhawat and Hannah Smith The world Following its formal withdrawal from the INF Treaty, the US has tested a nuclear-capable medium- range cruise missile. For the details on the launch,...

Time to rethink Australia’s food security

By Paul Barnes Now that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has finalised his advisory team, he’s apparently planning a series of ‘sleeves up’ sessions on policy development. There are a few topics that he should...

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