Intelligence

A Geostrategic SWOT Analysis for Australia

A spectrum of potentially existential matters face the nation and the world: concerning great power contestation, the environment and governance.

Who is watching the watchers? It's a bureaucratic maze

Guarding Australia in an alphabet soup of spy organisations, Australia needs a new National Security Adviser to balance competing advice with clear strategy.

ASIS Director-General launches new book - 'Intelligence and the Function of Government'

Paul Symon launches a new book which captures the essence of intelligence: its history in Australia, the difficulties of getting it right, and the challenges that lie on the horizon.

Professor John Blaxland selected to write official ASD history

"This project will explain how and why ASD emerged as it did following the Second World War. It will explore the significance of ties with allies, examine the impact of evolving technology, and demonstrate how the directorate responded to changes in government priorities, in legislation and strategic circumstances. I think it will change the way we understand how Australia responded to its defence and international security challenges.”

‘New Technologies’: Questions of Agency, Responsibility and Luck: Sarah Logan in Conversation with Toni Erskine

Sarah Logan, ‘ “New Technologies”: Questions of Agency, Responsibility and Luck: Sarah Logan in Conversation with Toni Erskine’, in Caroline Kaltofen, Madeline Carr, and Michele Acuto, eds,

The Needle and the Damage Done: Of Haystacks and Anxious Panopticons

‘The Needle and the Damage Done: Of Haystacks and Anxious Panopticons’, Big Data & Society, 4(2) 2017: 1-13.

Intelligence and the Function of Government

The Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Paul Symon AO, will launch the book Intelligence and the Function of Government (MUP) by Dr Rhys Crawley and Dr Daniel Baldino.

New home affairs department seems to be more about politics than reform

The rationale seems to conflate the important intelligence review with an inadequately justified rearrangement of federal government agencies, writes Professor John Blaxland.

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

The Christmas market truck assault in Berlin, which has left 12 dead and dozens injured, is a disturbing echo of the truck-borne attack on Bastille Day celebrants on the Nice promenade in July.

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