National Security Podcast: Terrorism 2.0

As ISIS is put on the run in the Middle East, what can be expected from al-Qaeda? Is it a spent force or are its fighters preparing to rise again? What of Southeast Asia in the wake of the Marawi siege – will we see more large-scale insurgency attacks? And why is the Indonesian military now a counter-terror force? In this National Security Podcast, Chris Farnham puts these vexed and alarming questions to Professor Bruce Hoffman and Dr Sidney Jones. Listen here: https://simplecast.com/s/b75bd2fa

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National Security Podcast: Summitry and strategy

This week on the National Security Podcast, Chris Farnham talks to Zack Cooper about Trump’s diplomacy, from the recent G7 Summit to US grand strategy in the Indo-Pacific. Could trade disagreements with allies lead to fractures in America’s security partnerships? How does Trump square US strategic goals in Asia with his withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership? And what advice for Australian policymakers seeking to get the most out of the US alliance? Listen here:

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National Security Podcast extra: Trump 0, Kim 1

Brought to you by Policy Forum with the support of the ANU National Security College, the National Security Podcast is a new fortnightly series tackling Australia and the region’s national security challenges. On this special Pod Extra, Chris Farnham chats with Michael Cohen about the Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore. They discuss whether international legitimacy matters for the North Korean regime, how the longevity of Trump’s presidency could bear on the nuclear negotiations, and what leaders in China, Japan and South Korea might be thinking in the wake of the summit.

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