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Internal security


The Islamic Revolution’s impact on political Islam and the Middle East

This paper argues that the fear of a foreign invasion has driven post-Revolutionary Iran to pursue active contacts with terrorist organisations, but Tehran has also worked closely with Washington against al-Qaeda and in post-invasion Iraq.
Policy report

UN funding cuts for peacekeeping have consequences for Ghana

Contributing personnel to UN peacekeeping has been central to Ghana’s foreign policy and essential in shaping the country’s security sector. However, with the police and military still facing considerable challenges at home, and with the prospect of funding for UN peacekeeping missions being cut, Ghana’s...
Discussion paper

The creation of two new provinces in Papua New Guinea - a story of false starts and near fatal collisions

This discussion paper attempts to provide some insight into the creation of two new provinces in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 2012.

Tiptoeing around the nine-dash line: Southeast Asia after ASEAN

Southeast Asia is one of the most diverse regions on the planet, and its geopolitical importance is on the rise. While individual states in this part of the world have been strategically significant in the past, Southeast Asia now finds itself thrust into the limelight...

New considerations for China’s 2016 G20 Presidency

It is now close to the halfway point in China’s 2016 G20 Presidency, and this issue of the G20 Monitor discusses several additional considerations for China as it pursues a vision of an innovative, invigorated, interconnected, and inclusive world economy. In light of the challenges...
Discussion paper

Pakistan’s security outlook in the global power shift - part 1

As a middle income, developing country, and despite being overwhelmed by internal conflicts, political instability and a lack of governance, Pakistan has remained an active international actor in global politics. For its critics however, it is this prominent international role – especially during the long...

Inquiry into the attendance of legal representatives at ASIO interviews, and related matters

An inquiry into the attendance of legal representatives at ASIO interviews, following a complaint which initiated the report. This report is an abridgement of a more comprehensive and detailed report that has been provided to the Attorney-General. This version of the report is unclassified and...