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Defence challenges 2035: Securing Australia’s lifelines

By Rory Medcalf, Director of the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program and James Brown, Military Fellow Debates on Australia’s defence policy have long oscillated between two schools: one focused on the physical defence of...

Pentagon Can't Confirm Fate of Islamic State Leader

The US military can not confirm reports that the Islamic State group leader may have been struck in an airstrike, but a Pentagon official suggested Monday that lower-level figures may have been hit. …read...

Pentagon: 50 US Troops Arrive in Western Iraq

US troops have deployed to Iraq’s frontline western province of Anbar for the first time in the fight against Islamic State jihadists, with 50 preparing the way for a larger contingent, the Pentagon said...

What to expect from the ASEAN and East Asia summits

This is a big week for political manoeuvring in the Asia Pacific. China is hosting APEC (Beijing spent $1 billion preparing for the event), to be followed by the ASEAN and East Asia Summits...

Putin’s Moves To Kill Ekho Moskvy Demand a US Response

Staunton, November 8 – Vladimir Putin’s moves to silence Ekho Moskvy, the Russian capital’s last independent radio station, and thus establish a virtual monopoly over the broadcast media in Moscow demand a US response,...

Interview: Sedat Güldogan

As deputy undersecretary at Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defense Industries, universally known as SSM, Sedat Güldogan is responsible for the country’s defense industry, research and development, and international cooperation. …read more

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