Afghanistan

Defence

Successive Australian governments have skewed our defence priorities and failed our soldiers, argues Alan Stephens.

Ian Bickerton

Resolution of the war in Afghanistan requires the Taliban, the American and Karzai governments to recognise that victory, in any military sense, is illusory and cannot be fully realised, argues Ian Bickerton.

19June NATO

NATO must adapt to “globalised” security challenges such as cyber warfare, piracy and climate change, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has told a UNSW audience.

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Defence Minister Stephen Smith needs to provide strategic direction to his department in order to regain the respect of the defence force, argues Professor Alan Dupont.

The Afghan mission is too vital to abandon and quitting would bring large-scale horrors, according to defence experts.

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COFA alumnus Shaun Gladwell is Australia's newest official war artist. His work, shot in Afghanistan, is now being exhibited at the War Memorial in Canberra.

Uniken julaug2010

For many veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, the war never ends. Dogged by post-traumatic stress disorder, many also have drug and alcohol problems. In the latest issue of Uniken, we hear how UNSW research is helping change their lives.

The effectiveness of efforts by military and civilian agencies to cultivate the rule of law in Afghanistan is the focus of an international symposium at the UNSW next week.

One of the world's leading counter-insurgency experts, Dr David Kilcullen, will speak at UNSW next week (Thursday, 3 September).

America inside

As the eyes of the world remain firmly on the United States, a lecture will be held this week examining the American empire and the implications of that for the rest of the world.

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