The federal government has a lot of cybersecurity resources, but the private sector plays a key role in national cyber defense.
The new National Cybersecurity Strategy reiterates the government’s focus on resilient infrastructure and taking the offensive against hackers. But it also brings a fresh approach to the private sector.
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Dangerous war games, such as the Russian interception of a US drone over the Black Sea, have the potential to trigger real conflict. But there is no international law governing such behaviour.
Xi may speak with both Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskyy next week to push China’s peace plan for Ukraine, but we shouldn’t expect radical change in its foreign policy overnight.
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There are big power plays afoot in one of the world’s most contested and unstable regions.
TikTok has been banned on government employees’ devices in the EU and US.
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The evidence on whether TikTok poses a risk to users’ privacy and security.
Labor has touted a renewed engagement with the Asia-Pacific since coming to power. The submarine deal, however, is not in this spirit.
From Beijing with friendship? It’s complicated.
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Detente between Tehran and Riyadh will not magically solve all the political and sectarian tensions in the Middle East.
Supporters listen to former President Donald Trump at the CPAC meeting in Maryland in March 2023.
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A scholar of extremism attended the CPAC meeting in March, in part to try to understand political polarization, and only saw signs of a worsening divide.
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The Australian government has been careful not to over-hype the progress, talking about “stabilising” the relationship, rather than using stronger language
What are the two sides seeking from Albanese’s visit, and what does it mean for Australia-India relations?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill on Monday, March 6, 2023, announcing a probe into election interference.
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Leaks about Chinese interference in Canadian elections isn’t just about politics — it’s also a deeply concerning national security crisis that raises questions about the legitimacy of our elections.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, met with his then-Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, in March 2022 in Huangshan.
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China and Russia’s relationship is complex. But China’s decision to support Russia’s war on Ukraine could ultimately come down to China’s own political interests.
A Collins class submarine in a training exercise off the coast of the Northern Territory.
Albanese is expected to visit Washington in the next two weeks to announce the roadmap for the AUKUS submarine agreement.
Wine remains among South Africa’s major agricultural exports.
South Africa’s focus should be on maintaining smooth relations with critical export markets while searching for new ones.
Bipartisan committee with Beijing in its sights.
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US lawmakers heard testimony that suggests the era of engagement with China is over. Rather, policy may be hardening.
Demonstration in support of Ukraine in Vilnius, March 11, 2022.
Since 2021, the tiny Baltic nation of Lithuania has come up against three authoritarian regimes: Belarus, China, and Russia. Its capital, Vilnius, is at the forefront of Western support for Kiev.
Research across 67 countries shows single men were more inclined to ignore anti-Covid measures than their female or married peers. To face off new variants, health campaigns need to target them.
Peace proposal: Chinese envoy Dai Bing tells the United Nations that a ceasefire is the most urgent priority for Beijing.
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Beijing’s 12-point proposal is a broad-brush plan for an end to hostilities which positions China as a key power broker.
USS Chancellorsville transits the Taiwan Strait in August 2022.
China’s leaders could use an attack on Taiwan as a distraction from economic issues at home.
With no end in site to the Ukraine war, and the UN largely powerless, New Zealand now faces difficult military, humanitarian, diplomatic and legal challenges.