• Australian universities must wake up to the risks of researchers linked to China’s military

    Clive Hamilton     |      July 20, 2019

    China’s aggressive program of acquiring technology from abroad should be a cause of concern for Australian universities. Yet, our system of vetting research collaborations is clearly broken, putting Australian security at risk.

  • Rethinking Australia’s citizenship bans

    John Coyne     |      July 6, 2019

    The logic behind Australia’s terrorism-related loss-of-citizenship provisions is meant to be brilliantly simple, but the reality of the measure could be counter-productive to its aims.

  • The high stakes of grand strategy

    Peter Layton     |      June 27, 2019

    The Chinese challenge in Asia, and the Russian threat to the west, are real and require genuine debate, perhaps even strategic innovation. This may all sound intellectually confronting, but it’s vital to confront reality. Our future may well depend on it.

  • It’s time for Canberra to stop kowtowing to Beijing

    Geoffrey Barker     |      June 20, 2019

    Managing relations with China is the most challenging foreign and security policy problem facing Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his re-elected government. While appeasement is always the easy option, a strong stance is required to protect the region and our liberties.

  • The threat to the West from ‘political warfare’

    Brendan Nicholson     |      June 18, 2019

    A new form of ‘political warfare’ has emerged in the internet age, with information campaigns, cyber operations and social media propaganda used by hostile state actors to undermine western democracies.

  • More is at stake than merely leaked information

    Brendan Nicholson     |      June 9, 2019

    Australians are right to be alarmed about police raids on the ABC and a newspaper journalist’s home.

  • Australia should stop bolstering China’s military

    Alex Joske     |      May 22, 2019

    A clear statement that Australia will not increase the war fighting capability of the Chinese military would be common sense and offer a guiding principle for future decision-making.

  • An agenda for Australia’s lead cyber negotiator

    Bart Hogeveen     |      May 4, 2019

    Australia’s place on a U.N. cyber-security body offers a unique opportunity to help shape the international agenda.

  • The ADF must invest in new technology

    Michael Shoebridge     |      April 30, 2019

    The Federal government has invested in new planes, ships and fighting vehicles to strengthen Australia’s armed forces but it should also embrace experimentation and investment in autonomous and semi-autonomous systems for land, air, sea and undersea operations.

  • Australia remains vulnerable to a catastrophic cyber attack

    Greg Austin     |      April 23, 2019

    Scott Morrison has taken credit for ‘stopping the boats’, but his government has failed to do anything meaningful to bolster cyber security and Labor isn’t offering anything better.

  • How the Chinese military exploits Western universities and tech firms

    Alex Joske     |      April 15, 2019

    The willingness of Western universities and tech firms to work with Chinese experts without checking their links with the PLA could advance China’s military capability to our strategic disadvantage.

  • Reducing Australia’s vulnerability to foreign interference

    Peter Layton     |      April 12, 2019

    Russia and China have used a range of overt and underhand means to influence the results of democratic nations’ elections in recent years and Australia must step up its measures to guard against such interference.