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Bioterrorism in Asia
May 07, 2009
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
May 07, 2009
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?
February 02, 2009
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
February 02, 2009
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
February 02, 2009
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
December 22, 2008
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
December 22, 2008
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...
November 01, 2008
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
November 01, 2008
Terrorists for Sale
Foreign journalists are under mounting pressure from their editors to secure interviews with central figures in Al Qaeda…
Terrorists for Sale
October 30, 2008
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
August 27, 2008
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
June 17, 2008
Carrying the Load
Carrying the Load
June 17, 2008
Lords of Kabul
His dashing figure and aristocratic demeanour once prompted compliments from world leaders and couture tsars alike.
Lords of Kabul
April 14, 2008
Borderline Hit Job
Pado Mahn Sha, the 65 year-old leader of the Karen National Union (KNU), Burma’s largest armed opposition group, sat outside his house in Mae Sot following a briefing session with a foreign analyst.
Borderline Hit Job
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