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Rules Based Audio: The scramble for information control over Africa
Podcasts
Rules Based Audio: The scramble for information control over Africa
In this episode, Sasha Fegan discusses the influence of disinformation in the media landscape in Africa.
Commentary
How do we keep an eye on our spies?
Our intelligence services have never been more important to us, and democratic governance is part of their strength. But do we need to look at this again? Originally published in…
Commentary
Exploit Xi and Putin mutual distrust to limit China-Russia partnership
Originally published in The Australian.
Commentary
Australian intelligence should not be used for political goals. The US is still recovering from Trump doing just that
The political consensus on China is a dead end. Australia should harness political debate to produce smarter policies. Originally published in The Guardian.
The Indo-Pacific Operating System: How can America shore up the regional order?
Interactives
The Indo-Pacific Operating System: How can America shore up the regional order?
Five essays from experts from, or based in, Southeast Asia provide a sense of the region’s complexity and the nuance with which any effort to shore up – or rebuild – regional…
Commentary
What Taiwan really wants
Originally published in The New York Times.
The Director’s Chair: Penny Wong on politics, China, and the job of Foreign Minister
Podcasts
The Director’s Chair: Penny Wong on politics, China, and the job of Foreign Minister
In this episode of The Director’s Chair, Michael Fullilove speaks with Senator Penny Wong, the Shadow Foreign Minister and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.
Commentary
International rules make U.S.-China conflict more likely
Cross-border principles governing conduct only exist if they are accepted by states. Originally published in Nikkei Asia Review Ben Scott