Compassion alone is no substitute for a balanced, considered approach to refugee policy, writes Alan Dupont.
Two key reports offer a taste of the forthcoming defence white paper, writes Alan Dupont.
The asylum-seeker debate is simplistically and erroneously framed as a humanitarian or national security issue when in fact it is both, writes Alan Dupont.
The WikiLeaks and Snowden disclosures have been detrimental to the interests of the Western democracies, writes Alan Dupont.
While Australia shouldn't be unnecessarily provocative, we can’t afford to simply sit back and watch China flout global convention, writes Alan Dupont.
One of the great difficulties in assessing China’s geopolitical intentions is the apparent contradiction between its uncompromising security policy and its seductive economic outreach, writes Alan Dupont.
The Abbott government must resist the temptation to play politics with defence policy, writes Alan Dupont.
Future historians may well come to see 2014 as a bellwether year in international affairs, marking an epochal shift to a new, more turbulent world order, writes Alan Dupont.
If Islamic State is to be defeated it must be exposed for the totalitarianism it is, writes Alan Dupont.
The challenge for Australia is to help persuade Beijing that muscular unilateralism is contrary to China’s own interests as well as the region’s, writes Alan Dupont.