Post Tagged with: "Australia"

Airpower Hopes: The West versus the Islamic State, and the Evolution of Warfare

Airpower Hopes: The West versus the Islamic State, and the Evolution of Warfare

Western leaders should not embrace the ‘can do’ elements airpower offers, and seek policies which would not have the volatile backlashes associated with its use.

Australia-China and the Rise of Pax-Sino: Where to Now?

Australia-China and the Rise of Pax-Sino: Where to Now?

Unless Australia understands the new Asia-Pacific environment and ceases elevating the US and other regional Euro-centric allies, frictions with China will continue.

The Future of Slavery in Australia

The Future of Slavery in Australia

Slavery and trafficking will not be defeated unless those fighting it can simultaneously prevent its growth, whilst strategically responding to its current expressions.

Australia Should Pursue Ambitious Climate Change Mitigation Policies

Australia Should Pursue Ambitious Climate Change Mitigation Policies

A successful transformation of the energy system will ultimately depend on a political agenda that comprises a plurality of efficient climate policy instruments.

The Anzac Myth and Australian National Identity

The Anzac Myth and Australian National Identity

Rather than recognise foundation heroes, Australians celebrate the deeds of WW1 soldiers. These ‘Anzacs’ have become an integral part of national identity.

Asylum Seeker and Refugee Policy in Australia Under the Abbott Government

Asylum Seeker and Refugee Policy in Australia Under the Abbott Government

Although successive Australian governments have sought to ‘stop the boats’, the current government has announced controversial ‘border protection’ policies that have attracted significant criticism.

National Security and Public Accountability in Australia

National Security and Public Accountability in Australia

The maintenance of national security and the evolution of an Australian Intelligence Community has raised questions concerning its necessity, and the most accountable ways of sustaining it.

We Need to Talk About Julia

We Need to Talk About Julia

Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s prominent position in Australian life brought into much clearer focus a corrosive culture of commentary on difference. Gillard may have departed, but we really do need to talk about Julia.

Australia’s Economic and Security Dilemma: US or China?

Australia’s Economic and Security Dilemma: US or China?

To an external observer, it might seem like the US-Australian alliance is as strong as ever. However, if one looks deeper, rising discontent and disagreements are visible.

Calculating Whether a Two-Year Term on the UN Security Council is Worth Seeking

Calculating Whether a Two-Year Term on the UN Security Council is Worth Seeking

Australia has not withdrawn its SC candidacy. Whether that confidence is warranted will be revealed next week when the General Assembly meets to elect nonpermanent members of the Security Council.

Assessing the Risk of Global Climate Change on the Australian Defence Force

Assessing the Risk of Global Climate Change on the Australian Defence Force

While other militaries around the world have taken notice of climate change and are now acting, defence planners and policy elite in Australia are pre-occupied by global power shifts. In confining climate change as a third order issue, they are overlooking major risks.

Coming up for Air: Making Sense of the Australian ‘Future Submarines’ Debate

Coming up for Air: Making Sense of the Australian ‘Future Submarines’ Debate

The Australian government will decide on a new submarine programme before mid-2012, its largest ever defence procurement. The debate is part of the discourse about China’s rise. For the first time, Australia’s major trading partner is not a member of the Western alliance.

Why Australia Fears China’s Rise: The Growing War Consensus

Why Australia Fears China’s Rise: The Growing War Consensus

Inter-state war is threatening to make a dangerous come-back. But the good news is that great power war can be prevented.

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