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Terror is a task for all our federated resources

National security was a key issue at the last COAG meeting, writes Dr Anthony Bergin.

Video: James Clapper interviewed by Rory Medcalf

The Australia-US alliance, challenges for intelligence communities, and more.

Work with the US to monitor Chinese FDI

Australia's economic dependence on China exists but it is often exaggerated in public opinion and political discourse concludes research by the Australian National University, writes Richard Fontaine in the Australian Financial Review.

China's dream of economic power may come with great risks

The most surprising aspect of the Belt and Road initiative is how it has prompted a risk-averse China to embrace increased risks abroad, writes Dr Michael Clarke in _The National Interest_.

Gulf cleavage a long time in the making

Dr Jennifer Hunt takes a closer look at the unfolding dispute between Qatar and the Gulf states.

Twisted beliefs driving Islamist butchers

Terrorists operating against Western targets claim their acts are inspired, and in many cases required by Islam, writes Anthony Bergin.

China's influence in Australia is not ordinary soft power

Professor Rory Medcalf on the intrusive influence of the Chinese communist party.

US-Australia bond transcends transitory occupant of White House: James Clapper

I first came to Australia in 1984, visiting Alice Springs as commander of the US Air Force Technical Applications Centre...

Why Xi Jinping’s Belt & Road rhetoric of inclusion rings hollow among the Muslim Uygurs of Xinjiang

Michael Clarke says the creation of a veritable police state in Xinjiang is fuelling alienation and even radicalisation among Uygurs.

Will enhanced soldiers fight a just war?

Technologies enhance soldiers but could they reduce their moral capacity?

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