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3 September 2021
3 ways to upgrade democracy for the 21st century.
Max Rashbrooke believes current technology provides the opportunity for all citizens to have a meaningful say in their government’s decision-making processes.
4 Aug 2021
Rules-based order: What’s in a name?
Australia has a vital national interest in helping to maintain the current Rules-based-order (RBO).
16 Jul 2021
Should Australia be LAWSless?
This article explores the dilemma of melding arms control with emerging technologies involving autonomous weapons systems.
12 Jul 2021
The Antarctic Treaty System turns 60
This article examines the Antarctic Treaty System 60 years on and suggests options to protect Australia’s interests in the region.
10 Jul 2021
Why is Russia worried about the Quad?
This article examines why Russia objects to the Quad and is concerned about the momentum the QUAD seems to be gaining.
29 Jun 2021
Future of Warfare, Strategy Will Dictate Special Ops Action
US General states Special Operation Forces need to operate differently as cyberwar has extended the battlespace exponentially—to win, he believes superior technology is the answer.
26 Jun 2021
Kick-starting a new strategic and defence partnership with Bangladesh
This article argues it is in Australia’s national security interest to start developing closer ties with Bangladesh.
11 Jun 2021
Iran's nuclear 'breakout time' could be weeks if it doesn't re-join 2015 deal, says US Secretary of State Antony Blinken
The US Secretary of State has warned that if Iran doesn’t resume compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal, it could amass enough material for a nuclear weapon within weeks.
8 Feb 2021
New Zealand’s re-elected Labour government shows it has less appetite for geopolitics
The strongly pro-defence New Zealand First Party losing all of its seats at the last election might result in domestic issues taking priority over defence.
19 Dec 2020
The New Great Game at Sea
The 19 – 20th Century concept of Navalism where a blue water fleet is seen as a symbol of national prestige—seems to be making a comeback.