Articles by: "Anthony Bergin"
DWP 2016: the ADF’s peacetime roles

Last year, the Defence White Paper expert advisory panel set out to gauge public attitudes to Defence. The community made it clear to the expert panel, chaired by ASPI’s Executive Director Peter Jennings, that they …

Mike Rothery and national security

George C. Scott played the somewhat crazy Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Buck Turgidson, in the dark cold war comedy Dr Strangelove. One of Buck’s great lines was ‘what’s cooking on the …

Defence: advancing our interests down south

In a recent opinion piece with Tony Press, I mentioned that last November, an RAAF C-17A Globemaster delivering heavy lift cargo flew from Hobart to Australia’s Wilkins runway near Casey Station in Antarctica. The flight …

Building back better

Australian infrastructure, along with the threat of natural or manmade disasters, is particularly complex, making infrastructure failures inevitable. That’s why I read with interest Paul Barnes’ post on improving the disaster resilience of critical infrastructure in …

Encryption technologies and counterterrorism

In the lead up to the Paris tragedy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned about the dangers of ‘going dark’: data stored on e-mail, text messages, phone calls, live chat sessions, photos and videos being …