What a busy week SIA have had! We are capping it off with our inaugural weekly roundup.
14th Annual National Security Summit (30-31 August 2016)
This week, our CEO, Dr John Bruni was invited to Canberra as a guest speaker at the 14th Annual National Security Summit, held 30-31 August.
The summit was attended by some of Australia’s and the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners on Defence, Security, Policing and Foreign Affairs. The discussions and dialogue at the summit were both robust and of exceptional quality.
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies – Australia (RUSIDSS-A)
While in Canberra, John was also given a tour of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies – Australia (RUSIDSS-A) offices, where he held discussions with National Chairman Rear Admiral Simon Cullen AM CSC (Retd) and National Company Secretary Air Commodore Peter McDermott AM CSC (Retd). Thank you RUSIDSS-A for your warm hospitality
In the Media
Earlier in the week, SIA Associate David Olney was interviewed on The Wire about the Islamic State attack on a Yemeni army complex and the current geopolitical situation in Yemen.
SIA’s Weekly Roundup
As of today, SIA will be posting weekly roundups at the end of each working week. The roundups will include latest update on SIA activities, events and publications, as well as a roundup and selection of each week’s most interesting news stories as elected by SIA.
New Articles now available
We published three excellent and timely articles on key issues this week.
The first, The Enemy of my Enemy by colleague Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, ARC Future Fellow & Research Professor Middle East & Central Asian Politics, Deakin University is on the need to accept the shifting dynamics in the international order to bring about an end to hostilities in Syria and other areas in the Middle East.
The second, What Follows in Uzbekistan? by SIA Advisory Board member, Dr Jonathan Ludwig is on current events unfolding in Uzbekistan.
Last by not least, US-GCC Relations anhttps://www.sageinternational.org.au/articles/fractured-zones/us-gcc-relations-and-the-fight-against-isis/d the Fight Against ISIS by SIA Advisory Board member, Dr Imad Harb.