Policy, Guns and Money: The UN, influence operations and intelligence agencies

In this episode, ASPI’s Genevieve Feely speaks to gender equality and social inclusion expert Amy Haddad about multilateralism to mark the 75th anniversary of the UN. They discuss the challenges the organisation faces, opportunities for reform, and changes in gender representation at the UN.

Next, Jake Wallis and Samantha Hoffman from ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre discuss their report, Retweeting through the Great Firewall, and how they went about analysing 170,000 Twitter accounts to uncover an influence operation targeting Chinese-speaking communities outside of mainland China.

And finally, ASPI’s Graeme Dobell and historian Peter Edwards discuss the evolution of Australia’s intelligence agencies and why, following the establishment of the home affairs portfolio, there should be an inquiry into the intelligence agencies similar to those conducted by Justice Robert Hope in the 1970s and 1980s.