Are We Ready for Another Shock?

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Opinion – Xi Jinping’s People-Oriented Narrative – E-International Relations

When Xi Jinping came to power, first as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and then as President of the People’s Republic of China, the space for Chinese civil society gradually shrunk. In the last few years, political power has sought new ways of imposing its influence on people; censorship has risen, mainly through […]

Xi’s Awful Arithmetic

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AFP has dropped Angus Taylor investigation, report says – politics live

Australian federal police decide not to pick up inquiry into Taylor over doctored documents, Keith Pitt to take Matt Canavan’s former portfolio, and veteran affairs portfolio to move into cabinet. All the day’s events, live 3.59am GMT Josh Frydneberg continues to use old auditor-general reports to attack Labor, in some sort of tactic to explain […]

Reconsidering Great Power Competition Below Armed Conflict

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A Quiet Agreement Between China and South Korea on Denuclearization

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Wounded China Strikes Back After House Passes Uighur Sanctions Bill

China angrily hit back Wednesday after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting Beijing’s mass crackdown on Uighur ethnic Muslim minorities, less than one week after President Donald Trump signed separate human rights legislation on Hong Kong. The Uighur Human Rights Policy Act denounces the arbitary detention of an estimated one million Uighurs, Kazakhs and […]

Chinese students in Australia speak: ‘Australia embraces all cultures while losing its own’ | World news

Chinese students in Australia have been accused of trying to stifle freedom of speech on campus, of attacking pro-democracy protesters and of undermining the quality of education at our top universities which are increasingly dependent on the money they bring. They stand at the centre of many of our political debates as we navigate the […]

Tom Bossert’s Plan to Hijack the Hack

Tom Bossert spends a lot of time thinking about hacking.  The former Homeland Security Advisor to President Trump who also served as the country’s Chief Risk Officer and Senior Advisor on cyber, left his White House position in 2018. It happened just after Bossert spoke at The Cipher Brief’s Annual Threat Conference.  He returned to […]