Doing defence policy better

Australia needs to decide what it wants its defence forces to actually do in order to get policy right, writes Hugh White AO.

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Myanmar’s mannequins mastering rulers

Smooth talker shows political co-optation not a one-way street.

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Top intelligence analyst has second thoughts on Pine Gap

Use of drones for counter-terrorism causes rethink.

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President Jokowi: 10 years too soon

Jokowi may be a ‘fresh start’, but there’s still a lot of the old order in Indonesia’s democracy.

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Megawati Sukarnoputri. An all too familiar face?

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