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Current turmoil in the Middle East is incubating a new generation of jihadists, and represents a serious threat to Australia’s security, argues this report.
The current turmoil in the Middle East is incubating a new generation of jihadists. Syria has...
As the Indian Ocean Region continues to grow in strategic significance, the need for a region-wide multilateral organisation capable of contributing effectively to regional issues will only become more pressing.
Key pointsDespite its failings, the time for replacing IORA has passed...
As of 30 September 2013, there were a staggering 9,644 people in immigration detention in Australia, the vast majority of whom arrived in Australia without a visa by plane or by boat. Of those 9,644 people being detained, 6,403 were in high security prison-like facilities....
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This research paper addresses some of the key military, political, and diplomatic aspects of Australia’s drawdown in Afghanistan, and provides some early indications as to what the post-2014 mission could look like.
Australia first sent troops to conduct operations in Afghanistan...
What effect is the seemingly unstoppable advance of social media, and in particular Twitter, having on world events? How it is shaping war and peace and how we think and what we do?
The Taliban use twitter so does the al-Shabaab militia in Somalia....
New Zealand Prime Minister Key is treading cautiously on the question of whether New Zealand should support a military strike on Syria. He has spoken to United Nations Secretary, General Ban Ki-Moon and New Zealand diplomats have been briefed by United States officials. The Prime...
This report examines the trajectory of the Syrian conflict in the wake of the Russian and US agreement to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons.
It argues that while that agreement, enshrined in Security Council Resolution 2118, may remove a pernicious class of weapons from the...
Two years after the start of the Arab uprisings, the Middle East remains as tumultuous as ever. Despite the uncertainty and flux, a number of emerging trends will influence the region in the post-revolutionary period and well into the future.The first trend is a marked...
This paper seeks to contextualise Australia’s bilateral relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran upon the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations, and at a time when the potential for military conflict is escalating.
It canvasses key milestones and events in the bilateral relationship from...