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The Bhutan Inssurgencies
The cliff-perched fortresses that dot Bhutan’s mountainous perimeter serve as a testimony to a longstanding effort to keep out foreigners.
The Bhutan Inssurgencies
Bioterrorism in Asia
East Asia
Bioterrorism in Asia
The dramatically titled World at Risk report released in December 2008 by a US congressional commission predicting that a bioterrorist attack is likely in the next five years may have been aimed primarily at a domestic American audience, but it has also served to remind Asian nations of their vulnerability.
Bioterrorism in Asia
East Asia
Inside the Axis of Evil
Living in Kemalist Turkey is instructive in how a country can nourish a Great Leader cult and still veer short of dictatorship.
Inside the Axis of Evil
February 02, 2009
Where Now For Hamas?
Just before midday on 27 December, 2008, Israel’s air force,the fourth largest in the world, attacked more than 40 locations in the Gaza Strip.
Where Now For Hamas?
South Asia
Jihad: The Struggle Continues
When 10 gunmen terrorised central Mumbai for three days last November, effectively holding an emerging great power to ransom, elements from within Pakistan were immediately suspected.
Jihad: The Struggle Continues
Oceania
The Impact Of Somali Piracy
Graham Cooke explores the link between piracy and Islamic extremism in the Gulf of Aden.
The Impact Of Somali Piracy
Oceania
The Fever That Swept The West
Now that the ‘age of change’ is here, Richard Neville questions Australia’s role in post-9/11 security excesses.
The Fever That Swept The West
East Asia
Asian Space Race
India’s launch in late October 2008 of its first lunar mission marked its ascendancy to an elite group of nations.
Asian Space Race
Oceania
Looking Ahead...
Given the potential for the current financial turmoil to weaken international commitment to multilateralism, the coming year will be vital for the Rudd Government to drive effective global solutions to key global problems.
Looking Ahead...
South Asia
Cyberspace in Pakistan is no terrorist playground, says this expert.
US President George Bush is now calling Pakistan one of three “theatres” in the War on Terror, and authorising deadly raids into its territory.
Cyberspace in Pakistan is no terrorist playground, says this expert.
November 01, 2008
Security Council Wheel of Fortune
Ignoring the need to quietly and steadily rebuild relationships and Australia’s international reputation, Rudd in a grand statement announced that Australia will seek a seat on the UN Security Council in 2013.
Security Council Wheel of Fortune
South Asia
Terrorists for Sale
Foreign journalists are under mounting pressure from their editors to secure interviews with central figures in Al Qaeda…
Terrorists for Sale
East Asia
Seaborne again
Japan’s constitution may prevent it from possessing an offensive military force, but as the ships on display during the Japan Coast Guard’s 60th birthday.
Seaborne again
Southeast Asia
We have unity now
At 66 years of age, Commander Richard Yoweni doesn’t think he is getting too old to keep battling Indonesia.
We have unity now
Oceania
Carrying the Load
Carrying the Load
Central Asia
Lords of Kabul
His dashing figure and aristocratic demeanour once prompted compliments from world leaders and couture tsars alike.
Lords of Kabul
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