Americas
Mr. Kushner Goes to Calgary

Mr. Kushner Goes to Calgary

As Trump turns up the heat on Mexico, Canada works to not get burned.…

Trumping Australia’s American alliance

Trumping Australia’s American alliance

Donald Trump will stress test America’s alliance with Australia. He’s going to pressure lots of other areas—the alliance will get its share. Australia will strive to confine disagreements.…

Pax Americana in the time of Trump

Pax Americana in the time of Trump

Since he launched his presidential bid more than 18 months ago, Donald Trump has confounded prediction and eluded persuasive analysis. On Saturday morning (4am AEST), at the age…

Prospects for the UK–U.S. Special Relationship

Prospects for the UK–U.S. Special Relationship

The British government will try to deepen the country’s cooperation with the U.S. in the area of security and defence to offset the negative political and economic effects…

Trump’s New World

Trump’s New World

No other national election has as much global impact as that of the United States of America, and no other American election has generated as much uncertainty as…

Asia

As Promised, Trump Pulls the Plug on the Trans Pacific Partnership

As Promised, Trump Pulls the Plug on the Trans Pacific Partnership

Withdrawing from Obama’s signature trade pact will boost workers, Trump says. But they’re cheering in…

China Commissions New ‘Carrier Killer’ Warship

China Commissions New ‘Carrier Killer’ Warship

The new destroyer is the first to be assigned to the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s…

The History of a Scandal: How South Korea’s President Was Impeached

The History of a Scandal: How South Korea’s President Was Impeached

The biggest scandal in South Korean history almost never made it to light. …

Taiwan Begins Upgrade of 144 F-16 Fighter Jets

Taiwan Begins Upgrade of 144 F-16 Fighter Jets

The upgrade is slated to be completed by 2023. …

Indonesia Wrangles With Its Own ‘Fake News’ Crisis, Made in China

Indonesia Wrangles With Its Own ‘Fake News’ Crisis, Made in China

Fake news is dominating discussions in Indonesia too -- a nation divided along ethnic and…

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Counter Terrorism

Nation’s Top General Says He Has ISIS War Options Ready for Trump

Nation’s Top General Says He Has ISIS War Options Ready for Trump

But Russia still remains the biggest competitor to the United States…

The War on ISIS Cannot Be Won Militarily Alone

The War on ISIS Cannot Be Won Militarily Alone

The war on the Islamic State (ISIS) has significantly weakened the organization in Iraq and Syria. Yet ISIS can still punch above its weight as demonstrated in the…

Why al Qaeda and Islamic State Threats To Attack The West Should Be Taken More Seriously Now

Why al Qaeda and Islamic State Threats To Attack The West Should Be Taken More Seriously Now

Much like other moments when al Qaeda seemed destined for defeat, an emerging force arises to breath life into the ranks of global jihadists: this time, it was…

Deteriorating conditions for refugees might destabilize Lebanon

Deteriorating conditions for refugees might destabilize Lebanon

Consequences of the Syrian refugee crisis for the Palestinians in Lebanon…

Cyber

Trump and Offensive Cyber Warfare

Trump and Offensive Cyber Warfare

What will be President-elect Donald Trump’s policy on the use of offensive cyber weapons?…

Russian Hackers Were Only Getting Started in the 2016 Election

Russian Hackers Were Only Getting Started in the 2016 Election

After Russia’s hacking to influence November’s election, Rob Knake argues that we should expect to see Russia use its cyber exploitation…

Can Rudy Giuliani Make Cybersecurity Great Again?

Can Rudy Giuliani Make Cybersecurity Great Again?

Trump has tapped the former New York mayor to lead a computer security advisory council. …

Wary of Russian Cyber Threat, France Plans to Bolster its Army of ‘Digital Soldiers’

Wary of Russian Cyber Threat, France Plans to Bolster its Army of ‘Digital Soldiers’

With its own presidential election on the horizon, France could learn a thing or two from the U.S. election hacking debacle.…

Americas

Mr. Kushner Goes to Calgary

As Trump turns up the heat on Mexico, Canada works to not get burned.…

Trumping Australia’s American alliance

Donald Trump will stress test America’s alliance with Australia. He’s going to pressure lots of other areas—the alliance will get its share. Australia will strive to confine…

Pax Americana in the time of Trump

Since he launched his presidential bid more than 18 months ago, Donald Trump has confounded prediction and eluded persuasive analysis. On Saturday morning (4am AEST), at the…

Prospects for the UK–U.S. Special Relationship

The British government will try to deepen the country’s cooperation with the U.S. in the area of security and defence to offset the negative political and economic…

Americas

Mr. Kushner Goes to Calgary

As Trump turns up the heat on Mexico, Canada works to not get burned.…

Trumping Australia’s American alliance

Donald Trump will stress test America’s alliance with Australia. He’s going to pressure lots of other areas—the alliance will get its share. Australia will strive to confine…

Pax Americana in the time of Trump

Since he launched his presidential bid more than 18 months ago, Donald Trump has confounded prediction and eluded persuasive analysis. On Saturday morning (4am AEST), at the…

Prospects for the UK–U.S. Special Relationship

The British government will try to deepen the country’s cooperation with the U.S. in the area of security and defence to offset the negative political and economic…

Americas

Mr. Kushner Goes to Calgary

As Trump turns up the heat on Mexico, Canada works to not get burned.…

Trumping Australia’s American alliance

Donald Trump will stress test America’s alliance with Australia. He’s going to pressure lots of other areas—the alliance will get its share. Australia will strive to confine…

Pax Americana in the time of Trump

Since he launched his presidential bid more than 18 months ago, Donald Trump has confounded prediction and eluded persuasive analysis. On Saturday morning (4am AEST), at the…

Prospects for the UK–U.S. Special Relationship

The British government will try to deepen the country’s cooperation with the U.S. in the area of security and defence to offset the negative political and economic…

Oceania

As Promised, Trump Pulls the Plug on the Trans Pacific Partnership

Withdrawing from Obama’s signature trade pact will boost workers, Trump says. But they’re cheering in China.…

US vs them

What a Trump presidency means for peace and stability in our region.

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Australia’s Path Through Trump’s Policy Labyrinth

Since he launched his presidential bid more than 18 months ago, Donald Trump has confounded prediction and eluded persuasive analysis. On Saturday morning (4am AEST), at the…

Trumped or bust: how will the post-inauguration cards fall for Australia?

As the Trump bandwagon rolls down Pennsylvania Avenue and into the White House, the Australian government faces a number of policy conundrums, solutions to which will strain…

Russia and Central Asia

Did Western Sanctions Actually Help the Russian Military?

The Kremlin isn’t slowing down its military modernization, and has used Western sanctions to make money, and look elsewhere for supplies…

Russia Makes Play to Become U.N.’s Anti-Terror Czar

That could push Turtle Bay into a harsher counterterrorism stance. …

Russia Test Launches Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

The missile reportedly successfully hit its target in the Kamchatka Peninsula.…

Russia, military modernisation and lowering the nuclear threshold

Russia faces real challenges in sustaining its military modernisation efforts, given low oil prices, Western sanctions and the cost of operations in Ukraine and Syria. Despite that,…