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The fall of Singapore: the land campaign

15 February 2017

In December 1941 the Japanese established complete air and naval dominance in the region, sinking the British capital ships the Prince of Wales and the Repulse on 8 December and capturing all British...

Berlin attack: security intelligence has limits in preventing truck-borne terror

20 December 2016

How could such events be allowed to happen? Why weren’t intelligence agencies in Germany and France able to stay one step ahead of the perpetrators? After all, we have become used to hearing stories...

Official ASIO history says it was penetrated by foreign spies

26 October 2016

An official history of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation has conceded it was penetrated by Soviet agents during the latter half of the Cold War, confirming suspicions held for decades...

Asia's child migrants

17 September 2016

Leaving one’s birthplace to move to a new region or country has been one of the central features of human civilisation. An estimated 214 million people worldwide are international migrants and 740...

NATO Summit: Collective defence and nuclear deterrence

14 July 2016

When the NATO heads of state and government convened in Wales in 2014 following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, their meeting was widely heralded as historic; yet it is likely that last week’s Warsaw...

Brexit campaigner Michael Gove will run to be the next Conservative Party leader and UK prime minister.  Photo: Jack Taylor

Brexit shows the vandals aren't at the gates; they’re the ones in power

4 July 2016

Political leaders who jettison facts undermine the very fabric of our democracies and threaten our future, writes Mathew Davies. In the run-up to Britain’s referendum on the EU, Michael Gove,...

No more middle ground in our democracies.

No more middle ground in our democracies

19 February 2016

The centre of politics across major democracies is being hollowed out by a combination of anger, impatience and fatigue, writes Mathew Davies. Hillary Clinton’s 0.3 per cent victory over Bernie...

Russian President Putin meets Bashar al-Assad

However Annoying, Failure to Engage Russia Is Not an Option

16 February 2016

UN negotiations to end the five-year civil war in Syria and form a transitional government will resume at the end of this month. With 250,000 people dead and more than half of the 22 million pre-war...

Does it matter who runs our offshore immigration detention centres?

13 December 2015

The company that is responsible for running our offshore detention centres where asylum seekers harm themselves every four days could be sold to a Spanish company. Broadspectrum, formally known as...

Obama calls for calm in Russia-Turkey feud.

Obama calls for calm in Russia-Turkey feud

1 December 2015

US President Barack Obama is pushing for a 'de-escalation' of a furious war of words over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, a White House official says.Obama called on Monday for an easing of...

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