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8 Aug 2022
New government, familiar challenges
Opinion: It’s critical that the new government rises to the challenge and establishes an efficient framework to promote Australian industry capabi...
5 Aug 2022
Al-Zawahiri ‘is no more’ but is al-Qaeda resurgent?
What does al-Zawahiri’s death tell us about the United States’ counterterrorism efforts post-Afghanistan?   ...
2 Aug 2022
Viewing the Russia-Ukraine conflict through a Chinese lens
What is Beijing’s geopolitical interpretation of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict? ...
28 Jul 2022
How the defence industry can ensure a secure state for critical infrastructure
Opinion: It’s essential that defence organisations proactively manage risk by establishing a cyber security risk management framework. However, def...
28 Jul 2022
Q & A: Emile Ghessen and Liam Garman discuss Ghessen's recent documentary 45 Days: The Fight for a Nation
This Q&A is a transcript of a recent podcast between Liam Garman and film maker Emile Ghessen, which can be viewed here.  ...
27 Jul 2022
China’s influence campaigns, changing the way we think
How will the modern battlefield change as nations compete for hearts and minds through new information vectors? ...
26 Jul 2022
How can Australia bridge the SSN capability gap?
What interim solutions should Canberra explore ahead of the delivery of the Royal Australian Navy’s future SSN fleet? ...
25 Jul 2022
Sending conscripts to Ukraine, how long could it last?
Sending conscripts to high-casualty environments has proven a disastrous policy for governments the world over. With ethnically diverse regions bearin...
22 Jul 2022
Hedging our bet — Should Canberra devise a ‘Plan B’ for its China strategy?
How can Australia offset the geopolitical risks of Chinese ascendancy in the event of a steep decline in US power? ...
21 Jul 2022
Russia isn’t alone, despite what many in the West may think
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Iran this week has demonstrated that Russia has not become the international loner that many may think. ...
20 Jul 2022
Why we need to quantum-proof embedded systems now
Opinion: Jim Alfred of BlackBerry Technology Solutions explains how quantum computing can be leveraged to bolster supply chain resilience.  ...
19 Jul 2022
Is Australia finally coming to grips with the cyber threat?
Opinion: Has the nation’s response to the cyber security challenge been adequate or has it fallen short? Jason Duerden from SentinelOne explores....
15 Jul 2022
Managing relations with Asia’s middle powers
How should Canberra approach its relationships with influential middle powers in the region as part of a broader endeavour to shore-up security in the...
13 Jul 2022
Don’t forget the Pacific!
With US defence spending and materiel flowing into Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it is essential that US policymakers do not overlo...
13 Jul 2022
PM’s job summit – a chance to upskill for national resilience
Opinion: While the ADF has been employed in recent disaster relief missions, it’s important that the military continues to focus on its primary role...
12 Jul 2022
Honouring Abe — Will his security legacy endure?
Will currently serving Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida advance Shinzo Abe’s Indo-Pacific security legacy following his tragic death? ...
8 Jul 2022
Assessing China’s disruptive military activity
Is President Xi himself authorising aggressive military manoeuvres targeting Western forces, including the RAAF, or are these isolated incidents from...
7 Jul 2022
Combating Russia’s Wagner Group
The Wagner Group, a Russian proxy force headed by Kremlin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin, has supported authoritarian regimes and extended Russian influence a...
5 Jul 2022
Bringing South Korea into the fold
The multifaceted benefits of South Korea’s participation in “minilateral” forums. ...
4 Jul 2022
Forgotten frontiers and the battle for stability on America’s doorstep
Recent research has demonstrated how transnational criminal actors continue to threaten chaos on America’s doorstep through a “criminal insurgency...

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Coalition laments Hekmatullah’s ‘disturbing’ return to Kabul
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