Articles by: "Natalie Sambhi"
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Ready for the weekend? We’ve got your good reads and podcasts covered. Southeast Asia’s big news this week was the death of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, aged 91. A towering figure in Singapore’s politics and …

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This week’s wrap kicks off with an in-depth profile of German Chancellor Angela Merkel from the New Yorker’s December edition. Pay attention to Merkel’s strategy for dealing with Vladimir Putin and her razor-sharp insights into …

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Kim Jong Un unveils sculpted eyebrow work and defined hair at Politburo meeting today | @KCNAWatch pic.twitter.com/lbejbtJeUb — Frank Feinśtein (@frankfeinstein) February 19, 2015 In this week’s collection of reads and podcasts, we’ve got Islamic State …

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We’re keeping your Black Friday screens bright with infographics of the conflict in Syria, private military security companies, China’s military, India and Australian uranium, Fatboy Kim and more. The Institute for the Study of War …

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‘If al Qaeda were a corporation today, it would be roughly equivalent to Microsoft: A big name but an aging brand, one now strikingly out of touch with the 18–35-year-old demographic.’ Over at Foreign Affairs, …

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This week’s reading picks include US grand strategy, India’s Machiavelli, oversight in Afghanistan and China’s two silk roads, also Jokowi’s CNN interview, new podcasts and more. If America is to assure its future security and …

ASPI suggests: Australia Day edition

It’s a long weekend with Aussies preparing to celebrate their national day, Australia Day, on Monday 26 January, so here’s our pick of articles, podcasts and events for your defence fix. No doubt many readers …

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Welcome back for the second 2015 round-up of new reports and recommended links. Not to be outdone by the Army, the US Navy is now looking at Iron Man suits aka military exoskeletons (like the …

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Welcome back for 2015! Of the news items and commentary surrounding this week’s Charlie Hebdo shooting, consider reading these thoughts by The New Yorker’s Philip Gourevitch on which is mightier: the pen or the gun. …

ASPI suggests: Christmas edition

We’re kicking off the last round-up for 2014 with peek into the new year: our colleagues at CSIS have predicted five events that will shape Southeast Asia in 2015 including a ruling on the Philippines’ South China …

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This week’s top story has been the detailed report dissecting the CIA’s justification of its ‘enhanced interrogation’ program. For a quick rundown, see this New York Times piece summarising the report’s findings on the major …

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‘The warrior ethos is at risk!’ Headlining today’s round-up is a speech by the US Army’s Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster at a Veterans Day ceremony. Specifically, it’s worth reading the second half, which discusses the importance …