Algorithms won’t solve the ADF’s recruitment crisis

Using automated systems, such as those enabled with artificial intelligence, to assist with recruitment can create efficiencies, but the increasingly complex interplay of machines, ownership and control of data, contract performance and human factors makes …

Buying time to avoid war over Taiwan

Could the United States and China go to war over Taiwan? China regards the island 145 kilometres off its coast as a renegade province, and President Xi Jinping raised the issue at the recent 20th …

The politics of South Pacific riots

A riot in a South Pacific city is a political act as well as a spree of violence and looting. The urban riot is an extreme expression of political and economic failure in the islands. …

Negotiating the nuclear minefield at AUSMIN

Nuclear weapons are once more a serious political issue. They seem likely to be a topic of close discussion at next week’s AUSMIN talks, especially after Washington’s recent concerns that the Albanese government might seriously …