Wagner chief Prigozhin reportedly killed, but has Putin cooked his own goose?

MATTHEW SUSSEX | Perhaps the most unexpected thing about the plane crash that reportedly killed Yevgeny Prigozhin, the bombastic head of Russia’s infamous Wagner group,… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #57

SOVINDA PO | The political situation in Myanmar as of 16 August 2023 Recently, the military junta has extended the country’s state of… Read More

The AUKUS deal will be hotly debated at the ALP national conference, but its real vulnerabilities lie in America

MATTHEW SUSSEX | This year’s ALP national conference, beginning August 17, promises to be somewhat feistier than its recent COVID-affected (and boring) predecessors. Yet… Read More

Breaking boundaries to reimagine space is crucial

SARAH FURMAN AND ELISE STEPHENSON | The Deputy Head of NASA, Pam Melroy, was clear in telling her Australian audience in early… Read More

Are Western intelligence agencies “fuelling an armed rebellion” in Myanmar?

ANDREW SELTH  |     For decades, Myanmar’s generals have been convinced that they are under attack from foreign intelligence agencies, which they believe operate… Read More

The latest risk: the intelligence sector’s stifling lack of diversity?

ELISE STEPHENSON AND SUSAN HARRIS RIMMER | In recent years, many global intelligence agencies are turning their eye inward with major reforms,… Read More

Putting PNG’s police shortage on the agenda

SEAN JACOBS  | A recent string of gruesome kidnappings of young women in Papua New Guinea’s Highlands have highlighted not only the persistent… Read More

Has history left Aung San Suu Kyi behind?

ANDREW SELTH  | It has been suggested recently that Myanmar’s imprisoned State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been left behind by history… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 19 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Prime Minister Sogavare returns from China The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare, has returned from a trip… Read More

Soft balancing and the slow demise of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

IAN HALL | On July 4, 2023, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation virtual leaders’ summit. Much of the … Read More


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