In Nigeria, an ongoing 13-year armed conflict in the Northeast and persistent incidents of violence in some parts of the Northwest and South have resulted in a range of humanitarian consequences. For many, especially women and girls, living in the crossfire may best be described as a smothering experience.
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Filter in Australian Outlook
17 March 2023: The Week in Australian Foreign Affairs
Book Review: Pacific Power Paradox
With the AUKUS Deal Now Sealed, the UK's Rishi Sunak goes from Strength to Strength
The Wagner Group in Darfur – Can Australia Do Anything?
Changing Norms and Ideas about Reproduction Among Women in China
The e-CNY: Implications for the Future of Digital China
Alongside the promulgation of a radical new plan for the development of a “Digital China,” China’s domestic governance institutions are undergoing changes that include a vision for big data-driven financial oversight. At the crossroads of these two developments lies the e-CNY, a sovereign digital currency that many believe will have profound implications for the future of China’s digital economy.
United Kingdom: The Conservative Party Between Competence and Ideology
The End of the Normative Middle Power Ship
The relative and changing power of states in the Indo-Pacific is assiduously displayed by the Lowy Institute’s Asia Power Index, which ranks states empirically as well as by influence. The 2023 edition reveals a recurring pattern - the US and China continue to grow comprehensively in power, further diverging from the middle power ranks.
AI Cooperation Between Australia, Japan, and the United States
AI (Artificial Intelligence) has the ability to transform the future of Australian security in both positive and negative ways. In the context of current security development paradigms, the challenges of information warfare, cybersecurity, nuclear deterrence, and space-based capabilities must be at the forefront of national thinking.