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Expert analysis, insights and opinion on the national security challenges facing Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Produced with the support of Policy Forum. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Expert analysis, insights and opinion on the national security challenges facing Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Produced with the support of Policy Forum. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Australia

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Expert analysis, insights and opinion on the national security challenges facing Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Produced with the support of Policy Forum. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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English

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0261256413


Episodes

Women in National Security: Julie-Ann Guivarra of the National Indigenous Australians Agency

6/30/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, we bring you the fifth instalment of the Women in National Security mini-series, produced in collaboration with Accenture. In this episode of the National Security Podcast, hosts Gai Brodtmann, National Security College Futures Council member, and Meg Tapia, Principal Director for Defence and National Security at Accenture, are joined by Julie-Ann Guivarra, Group Manager of the Strategic Policy Group in the National Indigenous Australians...

Duration:00:42:25

Young Australians in national security and foreign affairs

6/23/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Kate Clayton and Dom Dwyer join Will Stoltz to discuss how young Australians are seeking to influence policymakers and what can be expected of the next generation of leaders. Young Australians in International Affairs (YAIA) and the Youth National Security Strategy (YNSS) are two organisations seeking to equip the next generation of security and foreign affairs decision-makers to lead in an uncertain world. Through distinctly different...

Duration:00:33:57

Critical submarine cables: a deep dive into undersea infrastructure

6/16/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Samuel Bashfield and Anthony Bergin join William Stoltz to discuss the importance and vulnerabilities of submarine cables. In the Indo-Pacific, submarine cables carry over 95 per cent of international data traffic, including telephone and data communications. But they are vulnerable to a variety of environmental, accidental and malicious threats. Samuel Bashfield and Dr Anthony Bergin, join Dr William Stoltz, to analyse the current...

Duration:00:38:06

Development, conflict mitigation, and security for the Pacific

6/10/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Bridi Rice from the Development Intelligence Lab and Erol Yayboke from the Center for Strategic and International Studies join Will Stoltz to discuss the intersection of security and development issues in the Pacific region. Recent events in the Pacific, including the signing of the new Solomon Islands-China security agreement and the regional tour of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, have placed development assistance at the forefront of...

Duration:00:45:17

‘Secret statecraft’ in the spotlight

6/2/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Emily Hitchman and Dr William Stoltz join Professor Rory Medcalf to unpack what ‘secret statecraft’ means in the Australian context and why it should be studied more. Call it intelligence, spying, or covert action, a whole realm of ‘secret’ statecraft operates out of the public eye in Australia, hidden by layers of classification, deniability, and secrecy. Yet — as the recent public address, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Australian...

Duration:00:46:38

Post-election impressions with Duncan Lewis and Caitlin Byrne

5/25/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Major General (retd) Duncan Lewis and Professor Caitlin Byrne join Professor Rory Medcalf to discuss the potential policy implications of Australia’s change in government. The 2022 federal election has brought a significant change to Australia’s political landscape. The election of a progressive Labor government led by Anthony Albanese ends nine years of conservative Coalition rule. But what does this mean for Australia’s foreign and...

Duration:00:45:21

Women in National Security: Catherine Burn, Deputy Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service

5/19/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, we bring you the fourth instalment of the Women in National Security mini-series, produced in collaboration with Accenture. In her first-ever public interview in the role, Deputy Director-General of Capability and Corporate Management for the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) Catherine Burn joins Gai Brodtmann, National Security College Futures Council member, and Meg Tapia, Principal Director for Defence and National Security at...

Duration:00:43:35

Election explainer: outlining the national security policies on offer

5/12/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Policy Adviser at ANU National Security College Felicity Millar investigates several national security policy issues with expert commentators in the lead up to the 2022 federal election. With the 2022 federal election fast approaching, it’s time to assess the range of national security policies on offer to the electorate. In this episode, Felicity Millar is joined by four experts – Senior Lecturer at ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre...

Duration:00:58:21

The Pacific’s ‘Pandora’s box’: unpacking the Solomon Islands-China security deal

5/5/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Anna Powles and Henry Ivarature join Rory Medcalf to discuss the controversial Solomon Islands-China security deal and the major challenges it presents for Australia and its neighbours in the Pacific. The recently-signed Solomon Islands-China security deal raises many questions about sovereignty and the national interest – of Solomon Islands, Australia, and their neighbours in the region – as well as claims it could lead to a Chinese...

Duration:00:50:14

Women in National Security: Abigail Bradshaw, Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre

4/28/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, we bring you the third instalment of the Women in National Security mini-series, produced in collaboration with Accenture. In this episode of the National Security Podcast, hosts Gai Brodtmann, National Security College Futures Council member, and Meg Tapia, Principal Director for Defence and National Security at Accenture, are joined by Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and Deputy Director-General of the Australian Signals...

Duration:00:54:20

The European Union’s Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

4/21/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, the European Union and French ambassadors to Australia join Professor Rory Medcalf to discuss the EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific ahead of the EU Indo-Pacific Forum, which will be hosted by ANU National Security College on 25 May 2022. Why does the Indo-Pacific matter to the European Union? What is the significance of the European Union’s Indo-Pacific strategy? And how does the European Union see itself engaging in the...

Duration:00:55:16

Climate change, disaster preparedness, and the Australian Defence Force

4/14/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, James Mortensen and Anastasia Kapetas join Will Stoltz to explore the increasing threat of natural disasters in Australia and the role of the Australian Defence Force in responding to them. In recent years, Australia has faced a series of devastating natural disasters – on the back of intense bushfires and cyclones, thousands of Australians are currently grappling with the impact of historic flooding. With these events happening more...

Duration:00:36:55

Indo-Pacific diplomacy and the war on Ukraine

4/7/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Tanvi Madan and Ben Herscovitch join Rory Medcalf in conversation to look at what impact the war on Ukraine might have on diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific. How should India’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine be interpreted? What has China learned from Russia’s strategic miscalculations? And how will the war shift the diplomatic landscape in the Indo-Pacific? In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Tanvi Madan, Senior Fellow...

Duration:00:47:49

Women in National Security: Australia’s first Space Commander Catherine Roberts

4/1/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, we bring you the second instalment of the Women in National Security mini-series, produced in collaboration with Accenture. In this episode of the National Security Podcast, hosts Gai Brodtmann, National Security College Futures Council member, and Meg Tapia, Principal Director for Defence and National Security at Accenture, are joined by Air Vice-Marshal Catherine Roberts, the inaugural head of the Australian Defence Force’s new Space...

Duration:00:48:01

UK-Australia relations with High Commissioner George Brandis

3/30/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, His Excellency the Hon George Brandis QC, Australia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, joins Will Stoltz to discuss Australia’s relationship with the United Kingdom and the ongoing war in Ukraine. The UK-Australia relationship is at a high-water mark of trust and collaboration, cemented by the AUKUS Pact, the UK-Australia free trade agreement, and a united response to Russia’s war on Ukraine. But can the United Kingdom keep one eye...

Duration:00:29:50

Reporting the war on Ukraine with journalist Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop

3/25/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, investigative journalist Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop joins Will Stoltz to discuss his time reporting from the war in Ukraine and the importance of public interest journalism. Has the role of war correspondents changed following one of the most broadcast conflicts in history? How do reporters avoid enabling disinformation campaigns? And are citizen journalists helping or hindering public understanding of the conflict in Ukraine? Sean...

Duration:00:35:40

A new age of economic statecraft?

3/16/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Helen Mitchell and Dirk van der Kley join Will Stoltz to examine the so-called unprecedented regime of economic sanctions targeting Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. What are sanctions, and how do they work in practice? Which, if any, of the sanctions imposed on Russia are unprecedented, and will they have the desired impact? And how might economic statecraft be irrevocably changed following the conflict in Ukraine? Sir Roland Wilson...

Duration:00:44:31

A path to peace: Sir Lawrence Freedman on Russia’s war on Ukraine

3/11/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Sir Lawrence Freedman joins Professor Rory Medcalf in conversation to discuss Russia’s war on Ukraine. How could Russia’s war on Ukraine end? Is there a credible path to lasting peace? How concerned should the international community be about the nuclear dimension of this war? On this episode of the National Security Podcast, Professor Sir Lawrence Freedom from King’s College London joins Head of ANU National Security College Professor Rory...

Duration:00:41:53

Women in National Security: Nina Davidson from the Office of National Intelligence

3/8/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, we are joined by Nina Davidson, Deputy Director-General Intelligence at the Office of National Intelligence, to bring you the first instalment of the Women in National Security mini-series, produced in collaboration with Accenture. In this episode of the National Security Podcast, hosts Gai Brodtmann, National Security College Futures Council member, and Meg Tapia, Principal Director for Defence and National Security at Accenture, are joined...

Duration:00:27:19

Consequences of Russia’s war on Ukraine

3/2/2022
In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Mick Ryan, Katherine Mansted, Rory Medcalf and Will Stoltz discuss their initial reactions to the unfolding conflict in Ukraine. Whether Kyiv endures Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion, or is overwhelmed, the lessons of this conflict will redefine global security for decades. In this episode of the National Security Podcast, former Commander of the Australian Defence College Major General (Rtd) Mick Ryan, Director of Cyber...

Duration:00:25:10