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17 Jul 2017 07:58

The G20 Hamburg riots and the German election

The G20 riots in Hamburg have raised a number of pertinent political questions about domestic security and political extremism in Germany.

24 Jul 2017 12:45

From ONA to ONI: Getting closer to the original plan

The new report on the current state and working of the Australian Intelligence Community (AIC) was prepared by two very knowledgeable, able and experienced people in Michael L’Estrange and Stephen Merchant, after wide consultation. So it must be very satisfying for those currently working in the...

24 Jul 2017 11:11

China’s naval surveillance off Australia: Good news and bad

The ABC’s Andrew Greene broke the story last weekend that a Chinese Navy electronic intelligence-gathering vessel had been spotted off the Queensland coast in the vicinity of the Talisman Sabre defence exercises, which it was almost certainly monitoring. Australia’s Department of Defence had...

24 Jul 2017 7:09

The Australian Intelligence tradition

Most of the early commentary on Malcolm Turnbull’s changes to Australia’s security and intelligence arrangements focused on his decision to bring together the principal domestic security agencies – ASIO, the AFP, the Australian Border Force, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and...

22 Jul 2017 8:00

Weekend catch-up: Home Affairs, intelligence reviews, citizenship and more

By John Gooding, Digital Editor at the Lowy Institute and Associate Editor at The Interpreter. This week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the formation of a Home Affairs 'super-ministry', to be run by current Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. The recalibration will see the...

21 Jul 2017 8:43

Doklam: Paths ahead for India and China

As the India-China standoff at the Doklam tri-junction area enters its second month, it is clear this is the most serious crisis between the two countries in 30 years. There are several ways in which it might develop. Unilateral concessions and Chinese escalation are unlikely, with the local...

20 Jul 2017 16:53

A Home Affairs Ministry: Details to follow

While responses to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement on 18 July about the creation in 2018 of a Home Affairs Ministry ranged widely, the fact is that the decision has been made. But the announcement was short on detail and unclear in some areas, and the challenge now is to understand...

20 Jul 2017 15:25

New Zealand and fighting the nuclear threat: More effort required

The recent news that two-thirds of United Nations member states negotiated a treaty that bans nuclear weapons was undoubtedly met with enthusiasm in much of New Zealand, which reportedly had a leading role in shepherding the talks to success. Alongside the Kiwis, 121 other non-nuclear UN member...