After the tragedy, attention turns to how it happened

New Zealand security authorities seem to have mainly focused on Islamist extremists and have not taken the extreme-right seriously enough.

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Police officers search the area near the Masjid Al Noor mosque after the terror attack in Christchurch. CREDIT:AP

Is the Indo-Pacific just a geographic region, or something more?

The Australian Government’s use of the terms ‘Indo-pacific’ and ‘rules-based-order’ have come under question at the Council for Security Cooperation in the...

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Canberra’s growing silence on US leadership in Asia

Sometimes what is left out of a major policy speech is as important as what is said.

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Trust in short supply when there are no shared values

Communist China is based on principles far removed from those we understand.

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Xi Jinping

Competing Pacific narratives

Joanne Wallis on the geopolitical discussions of the Pacific islands in 2018

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Dr Bou is a lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and is based at the Australian War College, where he teaches in the Military Studies Program. A historian, he is a graduate of...

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Dr Rhys Crawley is an historian with an honours (1st class) degree in history from the University of Wollongong, and a PhD from the University of New South Wales (University College, Australian Defence Force Academy...

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Daniel Marston BA MA (McGill) DPhil (Oxon.) FRHistS is an Honorary Professor at the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

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Meighen McCrae is a Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. An historian of international history and the history of war, her main research areas are the way...

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