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As a consequence of its membership of a US-centred global alliance network, Australia’s regional obligations in the South Paciﬁc are as pertinent to Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands’s drawdown as they were to its inception. Canberra’s imperatives in the Paciﬁc have...
The Internet and other information technologies have transformed the way New Zealanders live. Connectivity is an integral part of New Zealand’s economic growth and international competitiveness.
Ninety percent of New Zealand households and 96 percent of businesses now have an Internet connection. New Zealanders...
Vietnam’s foreign policy is at an important crossroads. Recent actions by China, particularly in the South China Sea, and a sophisticated adjustment in approach by the United States have combined with demographic and other changes within the country to cause a significant...
Although the prime focus of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been on establishing a state—a caliphate—in the Middle East, it has also sought to gain a presence beyond that area. Southeast Asia is one region that’s now receiving...
Few strategic issues have galvanised public attention in Australia as the decision by the Northern Territory Government to lease key facilities in the Port of Darwin to a Chinese company, Landbridge. This Strategic Insights brings together items published on our blog The...
Executive Summary Russia’s ambitious decision to ‘rebalance’ its strategic orientation towards Asia is going relatively unnoticed, yet has the potential to generate significant regional effects. It is engaging in a large-scale military modernisation project with the intention of projecting power into Asia. Its relationship...
The “13/11” massacre reveals the scale of the ISIS threat. That makes a coherent response vital
“The bomber will always get through.” In the deep valley of the 1930s, a phrase used by the British conservative politician Stanley Baldwin came to stand for...
Freedoms of navigation and overflight (FON) are extremely important to Australia both economically and strategically. This is mainly because of Australia’s dependence on seaborne trade most of which passes through the archipelagos to our north and north-east. The archipelagic arc stretching from Indonesia, the Philippines...
This report explores the key border security concepts and emergent policy challenges that will impact on Australia's border security policy.
Effective border security allows for the seamless legitimate movement of people and goods across Australia’s borders, which is critical to enhancing...
In the face of the attacks in Paris and Beirut, the philosophical heritage of stoicism carries a radical challenge
In the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, the messages in the French newspapers were mixed. Editorials in Le Figaro, Sud-ouest and Le Parisien...