John Blaxland

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.

Earphones. Image from Flickr,  courtesy of Glauber Barreto.

Politics podcast: John Blaxland on his new book, The Official History of ASIO

Michelle Grattan discusses the newly released book The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO 1963-1975 with its author, John Blaxland.

ASIO building.

Secret history revealed: ASIO during the protest years

The period between the end of the Menzies era and the fall of the Whitlam government shaped the type of country Australia is today but between the unpreceden

Anti-Vietnam demonstration in Canberra, June 1971

The Protest Years

A visit by former Yugoslavian president Dzemal Bijedic to Australia in March 1973 came with a great deal of fuss attached.

Australian soldiers of the International Force for East Timor (INTERFET) arrive by helicopter 03 October 1999 in Balibo, East Timor. Image by AFP.

Reflections on East Timor

A new book on Australia’s involvement in East Timor offers a multitude of views on the 1999 intervention.

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