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Geoffrey Barker

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Geoffrey Barker is a former foreign affairs and defence correspondent for the Australian Financial Review. He has previously been a visiting fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, The Australian National University. Now semi-retired, he was a European and Washington correspondent for Fairfax and News Ltd newspapers. From Washington he covered the end of the Cold War and of the Soviet Union, including all of the summit meetings between President Reagan and Premier Gorbachev.

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18 May 2016
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Paul Dibb AM has had an extraordinary career. He enjoys an international scholarly reputation of the highest order, while at the same time he has done much distinguished public service. He was a pioneer in moving back and forth between posts in government departments, notably...

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19 Jul 2011
241

BEWARE those who claim a monopoly on wisdom, truth and virtue.

“We are the only organisation that really takes it up to the government,” News Limited CEO John Hartigan told the ABC’s 7.30 late last week as he moved to fend off criticism of...

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15 Jun 2011
202

Would abandoning the treaty substantially affect Australia’s strategic circumstances, asks Geoffrey Barker.

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20 Apr 2011
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As scrutiny of the defence forces recedes, it’s starting to look like business as usual, writes Geoffrey Barker.

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29 Jun 2010
518

Kevin Rudd’s downfall revealed the limits of Labor’s ability to introduce reforms opposed by powerful interests, writes Geoffrey Barker.

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