The authors of this timely edition provide the reader with a new and engaging perspectives on the Kim Jung-un regime. Neither unpredictable nor irrational, the book makes clear, Kim adheres to a longstanding Byungjin policy that both contributes to and detracts from his core goals of economic and military development.
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Ajay Gudavarthy unpacks the success of the political right in India. In addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commanding lead, the book captures the emotions of everyday citizens and the ethical considerations associated with nationalism, as employed by the BJP.
Europe made great progress towards a “whole and free” continent during the 35 years until 2007/08, when a cascade of crises occurred, culminating in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Timothy Garten Ash argues that a Ukraine victory would offer the opportunity to renew efforts to create a “whole and free” Europe.
This book traces US diplomacy, relations, and activity in Southeast Asia through recent history, highlighting both the strengths and flaws in engaging in such American-centred approaches. Such analysis has significance for Australian diplomacy today, particularly regarding implications of responding to China’s rise.
Book Review: Revealing Secrets: An Unofficial History of Australian Signals Intelligence and the Advent of Cyber
The challenge of creating and breaking coded messages has been a crucial part of intelligence work for centuries. From cracking cyphers to intercepting communication networks, the incidentals of signals intelligence (Sigint) have adapted over time, but the fundamentals have stayed the same: to define the intent of adversaries.
Professor Raina MacIntyre proposes that we are entirely too complacent about the risks of pandemics. According to the author, pandemics are more likely than we think, they are more likely to have unnatural causes than we suspect, our responses are sluggish and inefficient, and we accord our social guardians far too much trust.