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Geopolitics & Policy

UK Defence Secretary to call for humanitarian aid in visit to Israel, Palestine

December 08 2023
UK Defence Secretary Grant Shapps will use a visit to Israel to call for increased humanitarian aid to Gaza, while stepping up military commitments to...
Don’t be fooled: ‘Might makes right’ is the universal rule, so prepare accordingly
The rise of the multipolar world, spearheaded by autocratic and “hybrid” regimes, has reignited concerns about a return to the concept of “might makes...
December 08 2023
Australia, PNG sign bilateral security agreement
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his Papua New Guinean counterpart, the Honourable James Marape, have formally signed a bilateral security agreement between the two...
December 07 2023
Bed wetting or well founded? Renewed warnings for second Trump presidency
As we head towards what will be a hotly contested US general election in 2024, the world watches and waits with bated breath as concerns about a second Trump administration...
December 07 2023
Israel courting strategic defeat if it can’t curb civilian deaths, says foreign minister
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong reflected the need for a political solution to restore peace to Gaza, as Israel faces “strategic defeat”...
December 06 2023
ADF troops gain reciprocal access under Australia-France roadmap
Australian Defence Force troops will have reciprocal access to French military facilities and increased joint activities, according to a new Australia-France roadmap...
December 06 2023
Ireland hate speech bill a dangerous tilt to authoritarianism
Ireland’s Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill 2022 is a startling blueprint for authoritarianism, threatening jail time for the...
December 04 2023
Too many cooks in the kitchen at ADF: Greens warn
Greens’ Defence spokesperson, Senator David Shoebridge, has raised major concerns about the capability of the Australian Defence Force following startling figures...
December 01 2023
Legislation to ‘unlock’ billions of AUKUS industry opportunities
Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles and Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy have announced the introduction of Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill...
December 01 2023
Hubris: Are we going to repeat the same mistakes as Germany?
For the Albanese government’s energy and climate czar, Chris Bowen, the green and renewable revolution is the “golden ticket” at the core of Australia...
December 01 2023