Matt Wordsworth speaks to research fellow at the Lowy Institute Lydia Khalil about the Iraqi government’s angry reaction to the results of the recent Kurdish independence referendum. Read more
Geraldine Doogue interviews Alan Dupont on Radio National about Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and changing foreign policy. Read more
Donald Trump has chosen Exxon Mobil chief Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state but his choice is set to face bipartisan resistance in the Senate over his business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read more
Princeton professor Aaron Friedberg, a former Asian affairs adviser to vice president Cheney, shares his concerns about Donald Trump’s China policy with NPR’s Ailsa Chang. Read more
Flocks of Swans
By Wouter Klijn, May 2016, http://www.i3-invest.com/ins-detail/flocks-of-black-swans/
The idea of a Black Swan, as popularised by the investor and philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb, refers to a highly improbable, but nevertheless devastating event and when it comes to investing Taleb argued that it is likely we will see more of these events than has been the case in the past.
Professor Aaron Friedberg of Princeton University, spoke at The Institute of World Politics on the growing great-power rivalry in the Pacific.
Professor Alan Dupont is interviewed by Military Associate James Brown, following the launch of his paper – Inflection point: the Australian Defence Force after Afghanistan – at the Lowy Institute. Read more
Security is no longer just about bombs, tanks and fighting wars, according to Professor Alan Dupont, Director of UNSW’s new Centre for International Security and Development. Read more