Australia’s Jakarta phone-tapping: was it illegal?

Alison Pert looks at the domestic and international legality of phone-tapping and espionage

27 Nov 13 | Comments (1)

Stopping the cheques

Australia’s performance at CHOGM and in Warsaw this month will accelerate the decline of its influence in the Pacific, writes Nic Maclellan

22 Nov 13 | Comments (0)

What will the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement mean for copyright?

Angela Daly examines the leaked chapter of the treaty’s recent draft

18 Nov 13 | Comments (0)

Drones in the distance

Western policies in Afghanistan and Pakistan are based on an outdated imperial playbook and a modern but mistaken belief in “surgical strikes,” writes David Stephens

14 Feb 13 | Comments (0)

Why Australia’s Security Council bid was a mistake

Starved of funds, Australia’s foreign affairs department has spread itself far too thinly since Kevin Rudd launched the bid, writes Danielle Cave

27 Sep 12 | Comments (1)

Dreams and nightmares

Graeme Dobell reviews a collection of essays about Australia’s strategic environment

21 Aug 12 | Comments (1)

Cause and effectiveness

Michael Cornish assesses the report of the Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness

20 Jul 11 | Comments (2)

Lonely evenings at the photocopier

Forty years ago this week, the New York Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers – until recently, the largest leak of all. Rodney Tiffen recounts a tale of two leakers

16 Jun 11 | Comments (0)