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It's time for a new intelligence review

20 September 2016

It has been five years since the release of the Independent Review of the Intelligence Community (or IRIC). Why do we need another review now? The IRIC endorsed the work the Australian Intelligence...

Seventeen years on, East Timor intervention remains a success

20 September 2016

Australia’s involvement in the liberation of East Timor, a mission launched on September 20, 1999, was the most decisive demonstration of Australian influence in the region since World War II,...

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Intelligence agencies face major review in new security era

18 September 2016

The Turnbull government is set to embark on a major independent review of the nation’s intelligence agencies as Australia faces an unprecedented array of security challenges ranging from...

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Canberra academics recognised in national teaching awards

15 September 2016

When Joanne Wallis first started teaching at The Australian National University she realised many of her students were petrified about getting a job at the end of their degree. Dr Wallis is a senior...

ISIS: Assessing Rumiyah

12 September 2016

The propaganda released by ISIS since late 2015 provides a fascinating case study of how a group in politico-military decline uses messaging to coax friends and foes into fixating upon and...

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A policy without a strategy

6 September 2016

With maritime tensions in the region likely to escalate further, Indonesia must reassess its Indo-Pacific strategy, Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto writes. When asked to describe their country’s...

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Would America really go to war over the South China Sea?

2 September 2016

What would America do if China starts to build an island base on Scarborough Shoal, declares an ADIZ over the Spratlys, or in some other way plainly takes steps to strengthen still further its grip...

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The narrative of Long Tan remains controversial for Vietnam: Professor David Horner

18 August 2016

So why is it so important for soldiers to return to the places where they fought? David Horner is professor of Australian Defence History at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and he served for...

Wedged West faces geopolitical, death threats on emerging fronts

10 August 2016

We are living in an exceedingly dangerous world that is challenging the core values of our Western civilisation. But in Australia — remote from the main centres of military power and terrorist...

Navigating China’s archives

2 August 2016

Restricted access to the Chinese Foreign Ministry archive is a great loss for China scholars. This June I published my first book, China–Japan Relations after World War Two: Empire, Industry and War...

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