News

25
Mar
2017
Little Girl at Edithvale Beach
Port Phillip Bay is an area of 1930 square kilometres and the tidal range in the bay is governed by the water flowing in and out through The Rip from Bass Strait. Several hundred lives have been lost in its turbulent waters.
23
Mar
2017
Aerial photo of London
The London terrorist attack was characteristic of an IS-inspired lone-wolf attack and a reminder that thi9s style of terrorism will occur no matter what intelligence we collect or precautions we take.
17
Mar
2017
Soldier in tank
Mosul will be taken back from Islamic State within a month, according to optimistic Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The interim period will present an enormous humanitarian challenge as hundreds of thousands of Mosul residents flee to already crowded refugee camps.
08
Mar
2017
Australia
Fairfax Media reports that the Prime Minister is considering a proposal to create "a US-style department of homeland security" built on the existing Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Does such a reorganisation make sense bureaucratically?
02
Mar
2017
NSW Country Link Train
In October 2016, Professor Clive Williams wrote about the Canberra-Sydney rail link, comparing it with the much better rail services in some Third World countries. The response was promising, at first.
27
Jan
2017
Clive Williams
Last week's tragic Bourke Street mall attack probably had less to do with the Victorian bail granting system, and more to do with Australia's inadequate mental health management system.
06
Jan
2017
Military
A suspension of bilateral military co-operation is less critical for Australia than it is for Indonesia. There would be cause for much greater concern if co-operation with Indonesia was to break down in other more important areas of the relationship.
21
Dec
2016
Clive Williams
The apparent terrorist attacks on Monday in Berlin and Ankara will cause widespread concerns about similar incidents internationally in the lead-up to Christmas
24
Nov
2016
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met US President Barack Obama at APEC as leaders grapple with how to respond to terrorism. Photo: Pablo Martines Monsivais
Malcolm Turnbull returned from the APEC Leaders' summit in Peru all fired up about counter-terrorism, and that was the theme of his national security statement to the House on Wednesday.
14
Nov
2016
A tank in Mosul
Leading Australian military law scholar and former Defence intelligence officer, Professor Clive Williams, has urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to draw down Australian military involvement from Iraq once the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul is re-captured.

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