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A never-ending cycle of blame

Just as Australia is bedding down the Snowden spying controversy (documents revealing that Australian intelligence agencies tapped the phones of the senior Indonesian leadership, including Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono …read more

Peace in our time?

The announcement by the Obama Administration that a deal had been hammered out with the Iranians over their nuclear program caused mixed reactions. Open consternation came from House Republicans, who …read more

The Holy Grail of Military Reform

The United States and many of its allies are in the process of dealing with the post-Afghanistan strategic environment. Soon it will be passé to talk of counter-insurgency campaigns, of …read more

Erdogan’s Way

News from Turkey indicates that the Turkish people’s experiment with ‘soft political Islam’ as represented by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), is becoming an unmitigated …read more

North Korea: Keep Watch and Carry On

North Korea’s current bellicosity should be no cause for alarm.  Everything that we’ve seen and heard from Pyongyang has been carefully calibrated to have a rhetorical impact.  The country is …read more

Security and the Cyber-Realm

The recent cyber-attack on the New York Times has again raised the question of what to do about the destabilizing capability of cyber-warfare – a capability to conduct raids, attacks …read more

Australia goes to the polls…

Prime Minister Gillard’s decision to conduct an eight months long federal election campaign is either a bold move by an arch-strategist, or a sign of desperation. The problem with extremely …read more