John Blaxland

Berlin attack: security intelligence has limits in preventing truck-borne terror

How could such events be allowed to happen? Why weren’t intelligence agencies in Germany and France able to stay one step ahead of the perpetrators?

John Blaxland

Fourty years of ASIO's unclassified history

Dr John Blaxland takes us through 40 years of Australian spy history, from KGB moles in ASIO to political activism in the 60s to the sophistication of espionage.

Jakarta pressures Julie Bishop on Papua

Indonesia has asked Australia to caution its Pacific Island neighbours against interfering in the West Papua issue and to urge them to withdraw support for West Papuan membership of the Melanesian

Politics podcast: John Blaxland on The Secret Cold War - The Official History of ASIO

In the third volume of The Official History of ASIO series, historians Dr John Blaxland and Dr Rhys Crawley examine the organisation’s role in the years leading to the end of the Cold War.

Official ASIO history says it was penetrated by foreign spies

An official history of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation has conceded it was penetrated by Soviet agents during the latter half of the Cold War, confirming suspicions held for decad

Thailand mourns death of King Bhumibol Adulyade aged 88

The King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyade has died overnight raising questions about how the south east Asian nation will react to the loss of its long serving monarch.

The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO, 1963-1975

The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO, 1963-1975

Ladies and gentlemen, well may we say ‘ God Save the Queen’, because nothing will save the Governor-general.

Crawford School's Professor Miranda Stewart receiving her Vice-Chancellor's Award from Professor Ian Young. Photo: Stuart Hay.

ANU media and outreach awards

The work of College of Asia and the Pacific academics at bringing their research to wider public attention was recognised last Wednesday at the 2015 ANU Medi

A bomb explodes in Syria.

Dr John Blaxland warns against Australia sending troops into Syria

As France launched a second round of air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, one of Australia’s leading defence experts has warned against deploying Aussie troops on

Demonstrators in Paris. Image from Flickr, courtesy of MAO.

World reels after attacks on Paris

Dr John Blaxland with Mark Parton and Diana Abdel-Rahmen on 2CC talking about responses to Daesh terrorism.

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