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JOHN MENADUE. Australian Strategic Policy Institute. By their fruits you will know them.

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute is not in the habit in recent years of speaking truth to power. It has seriously departed from the original charter that Hugh White explained. It acts  like a foreign entity.  

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JOHN MENADUE. White Man’s Media – missing in action on our future submarines (FSM)

For eight months in Pearls & Irritations, Jon Stanford, Michael Keating, myself and others, have drawn attention to major problems with the proposed build of the Shortfin Barracuda submarine in Adelaide by the French company, DCNS.  With the exception of Brian Toohey … Continue reading

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ANDREW FARRAN. Defence & Australian Strategic Policy Institute – Joined at the Hip

  Following on John Menadue’s recent item in which he dissected the funding of Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) and the pervasive influence of the ‘Australia/US Defence and Intelligence Complex’ of which ASPI is a part, he questioned whether ASPI … Continue reading

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Jon Stanford. French submarines and the East and South China Seas. – why?

A response to Richard Broinowski.  While the government might emphasise the roles for the new submarine that may be regarded as defensive – “intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance” – Richard Broinowski ignores perhaps the most important role, namely power projection in … Continue reading

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