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Gorana Grgic

In the first of two policy briefs with the NATO Defense College as part of her 2021 NATO Partners Across the Globe Fellowship, Dr Gorana Grgic addresses the strategic quandary that the Indo-Pacific...

21 July 2021
 
Victoria Cooper

Joe Biden faced a tall order upon assuming the presidency. The United States was in the throes of a pandemic, unprecedented economic upheaval and was coming to grips with the first attack on...

12 May 2021
 
John Lee

Under Xi Jinping, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has established as its paramount geopolitical objective the replacement of the free and open, rules-based order in Asia with an alternative world order, one...

19 April 2021
 
Fiona Cunningham

The United States and China are entering into a period of intense strategic competition. Canberra has responded, in part, by increasing its security cooperation with Washington and other powers in an effort to...

29 September 2020
 
David Uren

The COVID-19 crisis is having unequal impacts on the labour force with low-paid workers suffering the most. The forced shutdowns have halted the delivery of most personal services, which had been the major...

1 May 2020
 
Justin Wastnage

The novel coronavirus is first and foremost an international health disaster. A quarter of the world is under restricted conditions, if not total lockdown. Yet, sadly, this pandemic will be measured almost equally...

15 April 2020
 
David Uren

Both the Australian and United States governments are spending about twice as much to soften the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as they invested in fiscal packages following the global financial crisis. The...

9 April 2020
 
Jim Golby

Although the US federal government was slow to mobilise resources to confront the novel coronavirus, President Donald Trump and the Department of Defense on March 17 began taking several significant steps – including...

3 April 2020
 
Lesley Russell

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world brings more than illness, death and economic chaos; it brings existential and ethical dilemmas about how to provide care for the elderly who are most at risk...

25 March 2020
 
Lesley Russell

As the novel coronavirus sweeps around the world, public health systems and political leaders in every country are put to the test – literally in the case of testing capacity and figuratively in...

18 March 2020
 
Bryden Spurling

For those interested in the long-term prosperity and strength of the United States, Australia and their like-minded partners, and in the success of democracy as a model, current trends should be of serious...

3 February 2020
 
Stephan Frühling, Andrew O'Neil, David Santoro

In August 2019, the United States withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, paving the way for development of longer-range conventional and, possibly later, nuclear cruise and ballistic missiles that could target...

7 November 2019
 
Leigh Dayton

The Australian Research Council’s research in Bionic Vision Science and Technology initiative — the so-called bionic eye initiative — offers a productive way to explore the barriers to successful innovation in Australia. It...

24 July 2019
 
Lindsay Gorman

As artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics technologies progress, the increasing autonomy of unmanned military systems will drive new operational concepts with the potential to transform modern war. The Indo-Pacific’s contested littoral sandboxes and...

25 March 2019
 
Dougal Robinson

The US Congress plays an important albeit limited and context-dependent role shaping US foreign policy in Asia. During President Donald Trump’s first two years in office, the Republican-majority Congress appropriated two major increases...

7 March 2019
 
Bruce Wolpe

The US government may still be partially shutdown, but the 116th Congress has duly convened and Democrats are wasting no time with their new-found control of the House of Representatives and its powerful committees...

17 January 2019
 
Charles Edel

Donald Trump’s presidency has raised profound questions about the role the United States will play in world affairs, and whether his election and isolationist vision represents an anomaly or is indicative of deeper...

4 October 2018
 
Sarah Nolet

Barriers exist in Australia that are limiting the development and the widespread diffusion of digital agriculture technologies, and therefore the maturation of the sector. Overcoming these barriers by bridging the disconnect of expectations...

16 August 2018
 
Sarah Graham

Partisanship has become the dominant driver of social and political conflict in the United States and state-federal relations are increasingly conducted in the same vituperative style as Capitol Hill partisanship. This will have...

9 August 2018
 
Elsina Wainwright

For the first 18 months, Donald Trump’s administration has systematically deprioritised human rights — driven largely by the president’s disinterest, ‘America first’ transactionalism, and ‘pattern of appreciation for strongman-type leaders’. This is a...

9 July 2018