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White nationalism has a long history in Austrailia that has been reinforced by transnational ties to extremist groups in the United States.
AUKUS has already sparked a hullabaloo, both with allies such as France and with adversaries such as China. This post explains the naval nuclear propulsion portion of AUKUS, its operation and legal basis, and the controversy surrounding it.
We summarized the 531-page, heavily redacted report by the inspector general of Australia’s Defense Force alleging war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan.
As Australia invests in a new cybersecurity posture, the U.S. has the opportunity to nourish an alliance and respond to Chinese pressure.
Adam Ni and Yun Jiang are two
Australia passed national security and foreign interference laws at the end of June that Attorney General Christian Porter has called the country’s biggest counterintelligence overhaul in decades.
Editor’s Note: Programs to counter violent extremism (known as “CVE”) attempt to offer non-military and non-law enforcement means to fight terrorism, working with communities to identify potential radicals and move them away from violence. Critics who have the ear of the Trump administration deride them as weak and ineffective, and programs at DHS and other agencies are on the chopping block. Eric Rosand, a non-resident fellow at Brookings and the director of the Prevention Project, calls for renewing U.S. CVE efforts.
Australia is weighing in on the encryption debate regarding exceptional access by law enforcement.
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