Issues Brief


  • Issues Brief

    While we still do not know the fate of the Malaysian Airlines 777 that vanished between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, we do know that both governments and airlines have been increasingly lax about checking for stolen passports. At least two of the...

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  • On the Brink: Ukraine Tells Russia that Invasion Means War

    The crisis in Ukraine has escalated dramatically over the weekend, with Crimea having been successfully invaded by 6,000 airborne and ground troops in what could be the start of a wider invasion. Washington threatens to contain...

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  • After the fog: an uncertain future in store for Ukraine

    Ukraine’s Maidan revolution this week culminated in the overthrow of President Yanukovich. Even so, clamours of a ‘democratic triumph’ would be premature. The fate of this divided country remains as uncertain as ever. During an emergency...

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  • Issues Brief

    It perhaps should come as no surprise, given China’s recent assertiveness, but there are concerns on Canberra’s Russell Hill on the navy exercises China is conducting in the Indian Ocean. This follows China’s financial support for new ports in...

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