Articles by: "John Coyne"
The virtual meets reality

For outsiders, even governments, e-diasporas are a new and much-needed channel for communication with migrant groups and their nations of origin. E-diasporas present risks and opportunities for migration management, workforce planning, diplomacy, political engagement and …

ASEAN: securing integrated borders

The 23rd ASEAN Transport Ministers meeting on 12 October ended on a high note with the signing of an agreement on cross-border transport of passengers by road vehicles. The pact makes it easier to facilitate …

Disrupting the ice flow: will Australia’s new strategy deliver?

Earlier this week, the minister for justice, Michael Keenan, formally released the Commonwealth Law Enforcement International Engagement Methamphetamine Disruption Strategy. The Australian Federal Police (AFP)–led strategy is meant to provide ‘the framework for the Australian …

Encryption: the perils of ‘going dark’

In June, Andrew Davies produced a pair of Strategist pieces (see here and here) on the encryption challenge to security, in the process succinctly explaining why our telecommunications intercept (TI) capability is ‘going dark’. Andrew’s …

Home affairs: painting over the cracks?

If our domestic security agencies’ past operational achievements (see, for example, here and here) are anything to go by, the success of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Home Affairs portfolio seems inevitable. Turnbull could be forgiven …

Law enforcement and the Home Affairs portfolio

The media commentary that followed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s 18 July Home Affairs portfolio announcement (see here, here and here) almost exclusively concentrated on Australia’s counterterrorism (CT) arrangements. Despite the announcement, Australia’s continued success in …