Defence

Book

26 Mar 2018

Artificial intelligence technologies will disrupt warfighters and warfighting, ushering in algorithmic warfare and irrevocably changing our operational art and the character of war.

Commentary

Article

26 Aug 2016

There has been much hand-wringing at the thought of Donald Trump becoming US president. If, by some miracle, Trump succeeds in November, he will have his hand on the nuclear trigger.

But this concern, while great political fodder, is dangerously simplistic. It presupposes there...

Research report

22 Dec 2010

This paper examines whether the reduction in the percentage of cases where bail is dispensed with (unconditional release) is due to a change in the profile of cases coming before the criminal courts or a general increase in the threshold for dispensing with bail....

Research report

16 Jan 2006

Whenever the military is used to aid the civilian authorities within Australia, the law must ensure that excessive force (including torture) is not permitted and that human rights obligations are fully respected, argues Ben Saul in this submission to the Senate inquiry into this legislation....