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STRATEGIKON is the podcast of SAGE International Australia (SIA), based in Adelaide, South Australia. SIA is a private think tank dealing with foreign policy, international and national security and defence issues. Established in 2008, SIA is the only institution of its type in the state of South Australia. STRATEGIKON had humble beginnings. Starting 12 months ago, on a wing and a prayer, and leveraging off SIA's small but powerful network of international experts, we aim to provide a niche forum for forward thinking people. While non-ideological, our philosophical leanings are toward a Stoic outlook on the world, where calm is preferred to chaos.

STRATEGIKON is the podcast of SAGE International Australia (SIA), based in Adelaide, South Australia. SIA is a private think tank dealing with foreign policy, international and national security and defence issues. Established in 2008, SIA is the only institution of its type in the state of South Australia. STRATEGIKON had humble beginnings. Starting 12 months ago, on a wing and a prayer, and leveraging off SIA's small but powerful network of international experts, we aim to provide a niche forum for forward thinking people. While non-ideological, our philosophical leanings are toward a Stoic outlook on the world, where calm is preferred to chaos.
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STRATEGIKON is the podcast of SAGE International Australia (SIA), based in Adelaide, South Australia. SIA is a private think tank dealing with foreign policy, international and national security and defence issues. Established in 2008, SIA is the only institution of its type in the state of South Australia. STRATEGIKON had humble beginnings. Starting 12 months ago, on a wing and a prayer, and leveraging off SIA's small but powerful network of international experts, we aim to provide a niche forum for forward thinking people. While non-ideological, our philosophical leanings are toward a Stoic outlook on the world, where calm is preferred to chaos.

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Episodes

Russia's Limited War Option: Vostok 2018 (STRATEGIKON Ep 51)

10/13/2018
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John & David is joined by Special Guest Prof. Julian Lindley-French as they look deep into Russia's contemporary grand strategy. Was the fuss about Russian military exercise Vostok 2018 justified? Here is extra information on some of the names/terms used in this episode for those who may not be familiar with them: General Valery Gerasimov - Russian Chief of the General Staff Glavnoye Razvedyvatel'noye Upravleniye (GRU) - Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the...

Duration:00:56:32

A Postcard from Irbil (STRATEGIKON Ep 50)

9/18/2018
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In this episode John & David interview Prof Albert Wolf. Albert recently moved to the KRG from his last posting in Afghanistan. Here, we discuss issues surrounding KRG, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Israel. Here is extra information on some of the names/terms used in this episode for those who may not be familiar with them: Hashd al Shabi - also known as the Popular Mobilisation Units, largely Shia Iraqi, but has some Sunni, Christian and Yazidi Iraqis as well Sairoon Alliance of the Shiite Iraqi...

Duration:00:53:01

Venezuela: The Countdown to Chaos (STRATEGIKON Ep 49)

8/20/2018
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Prof. R. Evan Ellis, US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute discusses the problems plaguing the South American country, Venezuela with John Bruni. SHOW NOTES - Here is extra information on some of the names/terms used in this episode for those who may not be familiar with them: Venezuela: Population - 31 million. Colectivos: groups of criminal paramilitaries that support the Venezuelan government. They have been around since the 1960s, espousing leftist ideology and claiming to...

Duration:00:58:10

China in Latin America: Easy Money or Easy Geopolitics? (STRATEGIKON Ep 44)

3/26/2018
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John speaks with Special Guest noted author, commentator and scholar on Latin America, Dr. R. Evan Ellis, US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute. SHOW NOTES - Here is some extra information to highlight some of the terms/names and acronyms used throughout this episode: MERCOSUR - South American Trade Bloc, founded in 1991. CELAC - Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, a regional bloc founded in 2010. FOCAC - Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, founded in 2000. For more...

Duration:01:03:59

Sergei Skripal, Novichok and the UK-Russia 'Dirty War' (STRATEGIKON Ep 43)

3/20/2018
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John, David and Shaz ask Special Guest, CDRE Patrick J. Tyrrell on the implications of the Novichok nerve agent attack against former Russian spy & double agent, Sergei Skripal. SHOW NOTES - Here's some interesting links on the Skripal case & its implications thus far: http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/sergei-skripal-exrussian-spy-possibly-poisoned-through-bmw-vents/news-story/5b2cffd599116bc7805385ae1466fa68...

Duration:00:49:58

'Shock & Horror?' One Year of Trump's World Disorder & What Lies Ahead (STRATEGIKON Ep 42)

1/19/2018
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SHOW NOTES – Following please find some interesting factoids on the year that was (2017): Trump officially begins his presidency of the US 20/01/17 Within this time, there were just too many events to note here that could adequately describe the international devolution from the post-World War II order – but here is a very short timeline to show just how disruptive 2017 was: JANUARY Mexican-US relations plummeted due to Trump’s proposed Wall to prevent overland illegal migration from Central...

Duration:00:54:41

Jerusalem – Israel’s Undivided Capital & the 2018 Palestinian Crisis (STRATEGIKON Ep 41)

12/14/2017
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SHOW NOTES – Following please find some interesting factoids regarding the history of Israel & the Occupation of Palestine & a link on PNAC (Project of the New American Century) Jews were forced to leave Israel during the Roman occupation of ancient Judaea (70 CE). Surviving Jewish communities flourishing throughout the Mediterranean and within Europe. Modern Israel was founded on the back of the NAZI Holocaust 1942-45. Between 1945-47, an Exodus of surviving European Jewry to the British...

Duration:00:51:57

Saudi Winter of Hope? The impacts of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS)(STRATEGIKON Ep 40)

11/27/2017
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SHOW NOTES – Following please find some interesting links regarding MBS & Saudi domestic and foreign policy: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, power behind the throne, BBC, 6/11/17 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40354415 How the War in Yemen Explains the Future of Saudi Arabia, The Atlantic, 8/11/17 https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/11/saudi-arabia-iran-yemen-houthi-salman/545336/ Qatar blockade and Saudi Arabia: could there be a power shift in Doha?...

Duration:00:57:11

Fitness to Rule: Is China’s global leadership a sure thing?(STRATEGIKON Ep 39)

11/19/2017
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SHOW NOTES Following please find some interesting links regarding observations on modern China: Ikenberry G.J., The Rise of China and the Future of the West: Can the Liberal System Survive? Foreign Affairs, January/February 2008 Issue: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/asia/2008-01-01/rise-china-and-future-west Luce E., The Changing of the Global Economic Guard, The Atlantic, 29/04/2017: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/04/ china-economy-populism/523989/ Former...

Duration:01:06:12

The Centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution (STRATEGIKON Ep 38)

11/7/2017
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Show Notes A number of interesting articles regarding the Centenary of the Russian Revolution have been published. Below are a couple of links to the better ones we’ve found, including this visual anthology from American strategic forecast company, STRATFOR: https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/100th-anniversary-russian-revolution-visual-anthology http://theconversation.com/why-putin-is-shy-about-celebrating-the-centenary-of-the-russian-revolution-74394...

Duration:01:03:46

Swamp Monster: The Battle for the Heart and Soul of the United States of America (STRATEGIKON Ep 37)

10/31/2017
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Show Notes In another explosive day in Washington DC, the Mueller ‘Trump-Russia’ Probe found its first two scalps – Trump 2016 campaign manager Paul Manafort & his deputy Rick Gates, both of whom were indicted on 12 counts ranging from money laundering to acting as unregistered foreign agents to the former pro-Russian Ukrainian government of Viktor Yanukovych. Presently, their alleged crimes and misdemeanours have nothing to do with the 2016 Trump campaign itself, therefore sparing the US...

Duration:00:40:02

ZAPAD 17 – Routine Russian military training exercise, or template for war? (STRATEGIKON Ep 36)

10/15/2017
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SAGE International Australia (SIA) Chairman of the Advisory Board, CDRE Patrick J. Tyrrell OBE RN (Ret'd) joins us this week to analyse the implications of the latest Russian military exercise ZAPAD 17. What was behind this massive display of Russian military power? Was is designed to frighten a weak and dishevelled European Union, especially the former Soviet occupied Eastern Europe? Was it to send a message to Ukraine? The Baltic States? Or was this show of force simply part of ongoing...

Duration:00:40:14

Horn of Africa: Region of Conflict or Region of Optimism?(STRATEGIKON Ep 35)

9/20/2017
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STRATEGIKON can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud and the SIA website: www.sageinternational.org.au > Today we are joined by Col. Sandy Wade OBE (Ret'd) to discuss the current situation on the Horn of Africa region. > Col. Wade is an Associate at Africa Advisory Partners Limited, specialising in investment advice in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. This follows a recent career as a Defence Attache and then diplomat in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Recently involved in international and multinational...

Duration:00:46:53

Marginal Losses in Institutions & Systems feat. David Olney (STRATEGIKON Ep 34)

7/31/2017
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John, and Shahrezad (Shaz) in absentia, interrogate David on his theory that identifying and eliminating marginal losses from institutions and systems of public and private governance can lead to better organisations and to better organisational outcomes. STRATEGIKON can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud and the SIA website: www.sageinternational.org.au > What are 'marginal losses' and why is knowing about them important? > Can organisations be improved by identifying marginal losses? > What...

Duration:00:47:34

Crisis in the Gulf: Qatar v. GCC feat. Dr Imad K. Harb (STRATEGIKON Ep 33)

6/15/2017
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John Bruni and Imad K. Harb discuss the current crisis between the Sheikhdom of Qatar and its GCC neighbours. What caused it? Can it be reversed? What is at stake? STRATEGIKON can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud and the SIA website: www.sageinternational.org.au > Why is Qatar so unlike its GCC neighbours? > Does Qatar support terrorist organisations? Is this a fair and accurate picture? > Has Qatar over-stepped its mark? > What roles are Turkey, Iran and Russia playing in this dispute? > Can...

Duration:00:42:31

"A Postcard from Kabul" feat. Prof Albert B. Wolf (STRATEGIKON Ep 32)

5/31/2017
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John, David and Shahrezad discuss developments in Afghanistan with Prof Albert B. Wolf, Assistant Prof. in Political Science, American University of Afghanistan, Kabul. Special thanks to Ms. Zubaida Akbar, Director of Communications, AUA STRATEGIKON can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud and the SIA website: www.sageinternational.org.au > Analysing the strength and resilience of the Taliban > Are the Afghan National Security Forces up to the task of protecting Afghanistan? > Looking at the...

Duration:00:46:47

Hostage Negotiations - Reflecting on the Lindt Cafe Siege Inquiry

5/30/2017
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SIA Associate & Co-host of STRATEGIKON speaks to ABC Adelaide's Ali Clarke on the difference in negotiating styles between traditional sieges and those involving terrorists.

Duration:00:11:53

Trump: A Never Ending Story

5/22/2017
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In this episode, John Bruni and Jonathan Ludwig examine the turmoil within the Trump White House. What has Russia got on the US president? Is Moscow pleased with developments in Washington DC? How will the Comey dismissal play out? And much, much more. STRATEGIKON can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud and the SIA website: www.sageinternational.org.au > The Comey dismissal. > Washington DC in crisis. > Russian 'satisfaction'? > Trump's vulnerability to impeachment. > Can the US recover...

Duration:00:51:29

Russia's Growing Presence in the Middle East, Part II

5/9/2017
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In this episode, John, Jonathan and Imad analyze Russia's growing presence in the Middle East. In Part II, we look at the Turkey-Iran-Russia nexus; the role of Russian arms sales in winning friends in the Middle East and examine Russia-Israel ties. STRATEGIKON can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud and the SIA website: www.sageinternational.org.au > Turkey's blossoming relationship with Russia, what is it based on? > What happened to the vaunted Russian S400 surface-to-air missile system? Why...

Duration:00:36:57

Russia's Growing Presence in the Middle East, Part I

5/1/2017
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Do you want to hear more than just cynical rhetoric on Russia's Growing Presence in the Middle East? Then listen to the latest episode of STRATEGIKON and the analyses of Drs. Ludwig and Harb In this Episode, John, Jonathan and Imad analyse Russia's growing presence in the Middle East. In Part I, we look at what brought Russia to this region and what its motivation is for staying. Does it have the strength to maintain itself for the duration? STRATEGIKON can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud and...

Duration:00:28:17