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Dr. John Bruni is Founder and CEO of SAGE International Australia (SIA), an Adelaide-based private think tank specialising in the analysis of foreign policy, international and national security issues in Australia's 'defence state' of South Australia (SA). Est. in 2008, and partners of the Swiss Centre for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, we are the only institution of its type in SA and STRATEGIKON, created in 2016, is the podcast of SIA.

Dr. John Bruni is Founder and CEO of SAGE International Australia (SIA), an Adelaide-based private think tank specialising in the analysis of foreign policy, international and national security issues in Australia's 'defence state' of South Australia (SA). Est. in 2008, and partners of the Swiss Centre for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, we are the only institution of its type in SA and STRATEGIKON, created in 2016, is the podcast of SIA.

Location:

Adelaide, SA

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Dr. John Bruni is Founder and CEO of SAGE International Australia (SIA), an Adelaide-based private think tank specialising in the analysis of foreign policy, international and national security issues in Australia's 'defence state' of South Australia (SA). Est. in 2008, and partners of the Swiss Centre for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, we are the only institution of its type in SA and STRATEGIKON, created in 2016, is the podcast of SIA.

Language:

English

Contact:

0448581890


Episodes

Europe - Edgy in the East feat. CDRE Patrick J. Tyrrell OBE RN (Ret’d)

8/27/2020
In this episode of STRATEGIKON, we examine the ongoings in Belarus and the likely fate of Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko. Also up for discussion, changes to European security caused by the recent decision of President Trump to relocate US forces from Germany to Poland. And finally, Europe’s southeast in the Eastern Mediterranean, tensions rise between NATO members and long-time regional rivals Turkey and Greece, making Europe a fascinating hot topic at the moment. Our virtual...

Duration:01:06:10

Australian Cyber Security - Story from the Trenches feat. Cynch Security

8/4/2020
It is a scary world out there in the cyber-universe, and while we have covered many of the public sector concerns from a political level, what are the threats facing every Australian from citizens to business owners? Cynch Security is a cybersecurity service for small business, and are at the forefront of the cyber-fitness, or indeed, lack thereof in the Australian community. Joining John, David, and Tim on STRATEGIKON to discuss the practical and real circumstances facing every Australian...

Duration:00:57:01

Politics by Other Means Pt 2 - China’s June Cyber-Attack on Australia and the Global Implications of this New Style of Conflict

7/10/2020
Part 2 of a two-part discussion: On June 19th Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia announced that many public services were experiencing a hack from a 'state player' without giving any details as to who it may have been behind the attack. With many commentators speculating that China may be behind the attack and with their history of these tactics of information gathering it is a very real example of the new state of play for international security. Between the anti-Chinese sentiment...

Duration:00:51:32

Politics by Other Means Pt 1 - China’s June Cyber-Attack on Australia and the Global Implications of this New Style of Conflict

7/4/2020
Part 1 of a two part discussion: On June 19th Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia announced that many public services were experiencing a hack from a 'state player' without giving any details as to who it may have been behind the attack. With many commentators speculating that China may be behind the attack and with their history of these tactics of information gathering it is a very real example of the new state of play for international security. Between the anti-Chinese sentiment...

Duration:00:56:38

COVID-19 - Transformation of the International Security Order feat. David Khandan, Sandy Wade, Don Randall, & Mark Smethurst

6/18/2020
Whether you're opposed to phrases like the 'new normal', or you're optimistic about how the world will look after COVID-19, the world is going to be very different, at least for a while. Of particular interest is the shifting in tensions in the strategy and international relations world, which has been affected perhaps more than any other academic field as borders are closed and blame is thrown for lives and investments lost. Though COVID-19 is getting mainstream attention in almost every...

Duration:01:15:31

The Collapsed Oil Price - Unleashing the Genie in the Middle East? feat. Dr. Imad Harb

5/24/2020
The international price of oil is now in negative territory and having an immensurate impact on the world, but especially in the Middle East where oil is the foundation of many sovereign states. The duel economic blows of the COVID-19 crisis and the oil price wars are forcibly dragging Gulf states backward, particularly affecting the burgeoning middle classes. If these issues are not dealt with adequately, questions could be raised about the capability of several authoritarian states in the...

Duration:00:50:25

An interview with Senator Jim Molan AO DSC - Australia’s Strategic Policy Challenges & Opportunities

4/16/2020
In this episode, John, David and Tim are joined by Senator Jim Molan AO DSC. Jim is a former Australian Army Major-General and is now a high profile Senator for the Liberal-National Coalition known for his public interest in Australia’s strategic policy. We begin this episode by asking Jim about his military experience and his opinions on some of the pressing issues facing Australia in the near-term. Support the show: https://www.sageinternational.org.au/strategikon-merch/ See...

Duration:00:36:48

Corona All Over Pt. 2 - An In-depth Analysis of the Broader Asian Responses and Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic feat. Purnedra Jain

4/14/2020
While the COVID-19 Pandemic is ravaging the economies and societies of nations worldwide, Asia seems to have a large diversity of responses and impacts. What cultural and political settings have changed how the pandemic his hit each country, and how will this impact the region more broadly into the future. This is the first episode of two that examines a few key players in the Asian region to understand what factors change the social, economic, and diplomatic, consequences such a crisis can...

Duration:00:43:22

Corona All Over Pt. 1 - An In-depth Analysis of the Broader Asian Responses and Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic feat. Purnedra Jain

4/14/2020
While the COVID-19 Pandemic is ravaging the economies and societies of nations worldwide, Asia seems to have a large diversity of responses and impacts. What cultural and political settings have changed how the pandemic his hit each country, and how will this impact the region more broadly into the future. This is the first episode of two that examines a few key players in the Asian region to understand what factors change the social, economic, and diplomatic, consequences such a crisis can...

Duration:00:50:24

Sovereign Capability - Lessons to learn from COVID-19

4/5/2020
What are the minimum essential skills, technology, manufacturing, real resources and infrastructure within any country to enable them to sufficiently survive global pandemic or equivalent crises? On today’s episode, John and David co-isolate before the restrictions would have disallowed to discuss the missing part of public discourse on COVID-19 - Sovereign capability. Australia is particularly exposed to dependency on trade with other countries who provide many of these capabilities and...

Duration:00:44:46

Idlib - Multiple Affairs in the Badlands Feat. Dr. Imad Harb

3/26/2020
The Idlib balance of power is threatened as the last rebellion holdout in Syria by threatened by conflicting and complex interests. There is a current cease-fire, but as the "Battle for Idlib" is the last stand against the Syrian regime's sovereignty, it seems only a matter of time until violence breaks out once again. This an extraordinary Civil war which has attracted the strategic and tactical interests of Iran, Turkey, and Russia, bringing the conflict to the attention of NATO and other...

Duration:00:52:26

Indo-Pacific II: Thoughts and Observations

3/12/2020
This episode is a conversation with Dr. John Bruni, David Olney, and Tim Whiffen concerning John and David's latest trip to Canberra. The report John and David must produce for the DoD has lead to many meetings with large and small states who either give or receive foreign aid. The implications from the different perspectives on aid gives a fairly dire diagnosis of the Australian approach to soft power. These observations include some ideas that for the sake of Chatham House Rules cannot be...

Duration:00:43:01

2020 Raisina Dialogue - Purnendra Jain's observations and discussions with the IDSA in India

1/30/2020
This episode is a conversation with Prof. Purnendra Jain, a member of the SIA Advisory Board and SIA's Head of Research & Academic Development about his research trip to India. The report John and David must produce for the DoD is in collaboration with Purnendra and his trip included meeting with staff from the Institue for Defense Studies and Analysis, an Indian Think Tank, and attendance at the Raisina Dialogue. These observations include some ideas that for the sake of Chatham House Rules...

Duration:00:54:25

Boris’ Brexit Breakthrough - STRATEGIKON

1/18/2020
Boris Johnson has won a landslide election proving the British people want Brexit and want a hardline, perhaps conservative approach to the deals yet to be made. Boris has many decisions to make and a lot of Britains future is uncertain with new alliances and old tensions brewing in the liberation of British people from the political and economic bureaucracy of the European Union. To talk to us about this, in a general discussion, is Commodore Pat Tyrrell OBE RN (Retd), Pat is Chair of the...

Duration:00:43:07

Target: Soleimani - STRATEGIKON

1/10/2020
Qasem Soleimani was brazenly assassinated by the Trump administration on January 3rd, 2020. Iran responded with missile strikes on military bases in Iraq with no American casualties. Australia and the UK are wondering what its future is in Iraq and what will happen next. To talk to us about this, in a general discussion, is Commodore Pat Tyrrell OBE RN (Retd), Pat is Chair of the SIA Advisory Board, Senior Non-Resident Fellow Global & Maritime Security.CDRE Tyrrell is Director of Vale...

Duration:00:27:31

An Interview with Senator Rex Patrick, Senator for South Australia, Centre Alliance - Key Issues in Australia's Security (STRATEGIKON)

12/13/2019
Rex Patrick is a Senator for South Australia representing the Centre Alliance Party who joined John, David and Tim in the STRATEGIKON studio to answer some questions pertinent to the future of Australia's security and flourishing. The Centre Alliance Party's Website: https://centrealliance.org.au/ Support the show: https://www.sageinternational.org.au/strategikon-merch/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:03:48

Rushan Abbas - The Uyghur struggle and the fate of liberty in China (STRATEGIKON)

12/5/2019
Rushan Abbas is a well known Uyghur activist who graced the STRATEGIKON studio with her presence to tell John and David more about her experiences of persecution and what the rest of the world could and should be doing. Rushan Abbas’s Campaign for Uyghurs site at: https://campaignforuyghurs.org/ The US Congress recently passed new sanctions on China for its treatment of Uyghurs. More information on this can be found by following this link:...

Duration:00:44:01

Indo-Pacific - Inter-state Dynamics and Perceptions

11/7/2019
This episode is a conversation about SIA's research trip to Canberra. In an aim to talk about the interesting ideas at the ambassadorial/HC level meetings we had, this discussion maintains Chatham house rules: We talk about the ideas but not where the ideas have come from. The report John and David must produce with collaborators is being done on behalf of the Defense, as such this podcast presents learnings about small and medium states defence spending and priorities. This week's music...

Duration:00:58:46

Short-sighted or short-changed? - What can we do for long term strategy in Australia feat. David Khandan

10/14/2019
John Bruni, CEO of SAGE International Australia, recently went on a trip and found himself in Dubai, wherein an interesting conversation was had with David Khandan. Tim, John and David interview David Khandan, Executive Director of Austability to recreate the magic of that conversation. In this episode, we look at the Australian Government and diagnose some problems with the short elected terms and prescribe some new approaches to a range of issues for long term strategy. This week's music...

Duration:00:49:34

The Power and the Oil - Threats to the Gulf States Feat. Commodore Pat Tyrrell OBE RN (Retd)

10/4/2019
Iran has been placed in a very difficult bind by the US and other countries with extreme economic interest in Iranian Oil. The US has put blame for the recent attack on oil tankers off the Gulf of Oman on Iran, further sparking tensions in the area. Iran's fringe political groups are pushing back against the US administration in a big way since the dispute and the reality of an Iranian attack against the US is becoming serious. There are desires to remove the Iranian regime throughout the...

Duration:00:58:46