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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

Reiwa Era Japan feat. Prof. Purnendra Jain (STRATEGIKON) Episode 57

4/17/2019
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On May 1st, Japan's current Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate. As every Japanese emperor reigns in his own specific era, the post-Akihito era has been named Reiwa, promising a period of order and harmony. So, what will the Reiwa Imperial Era spell for Japan? Will it be an era of order and peace as the name suggests? In this episode, we’ll be joined by SAGE International Australia’s Prof. Purnendra Jain, our resident expert on Japan and Northeast Asia to discuss these issues. We hope that...

Duration:00:54:33

STRATEGIKON Live from the Auscast Festival (STRATEGIKON 56)

4/8/2019
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John, David, and Tim take to the Adelaide Podcast Festival during the Fringe 2019 to talk to a live audience about the importance of security and showcase a bit of what STRATEGIKON is all about. With a brief overview of China, North Korea, and ISIS, the team briefly cover a lot of ground and give good insight into some well talked about topics. Thank you to the Adelaide Podcast Festival, and all the sponsors, including Omny and Zoom for having us.

Duration:00:17:21

Shahrezad Ghayrat and The World Uyghur Congress- (STRATEGIKON)Episode 55

3/15/2019
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STRATEGIKON is the podcast of SAGE International Australia, Adelaide’s only private not-for-profit think tank specialising in defence, security & foreign affairs. In this episode we speak to former SIA Intern/Research Assistant Ms Shahrezad Ghayrat. Ms Ghayrat who now works for the World Uyghur Congress, based in Munich, Germany is currently interning at the European Parliament. She recently launched the Unrepresented Women campaign for the UNPO: https://www.facebook.com/Shahrezadi As a key...

Duration:00:39:33

Yuletide Greetings from SIA & STRATEGIKON 2018 (STRATEGIKON Ep 54)

12/22/2018
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John gives his summary of SIA's & STRATEGIKON's year.

Duration:00:05:46

2018 US Midterm Elections: Victory for the Man with a Plan?(STRATEGIKON Ep 53)

10/30/2018
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Welcome to our Halloween Special! With the US Midterms around the corner, we thought we'd put this important electoral event under the STRATEGIKON microscope. In this episode, John speaks to SIA's Dr. Jonathan Z. Ludwig direct from Stillwater Oklahoma. Usually, we’d take the time to put down a few helpful explanations – factoids if you will – however, as we are talking about a topic that is currently saturated with media coverage, mainstream and social, we just thought that this time...

Duration:00:50:28

Austability: Story of an Australian Security Company (STRATEGIKON Ep 52)

10/25/2018
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John and David interview David Khandan, Executive Director of Austability. In this episode we look at this Aussie security company's approach to a range of issues from counter-terrorism, radicalisation, cyber as well as women & child protection. Here is extra information on some of the names/terms used in this episode for those who may not be familiar with them: Retired US Army Major Jim Gant, former Green Beret, also referred to as 'Lawrence of Afghanistan' for his Village Stability...

Duration:00:49:42

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

Analysing the Outbreak of Peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea (STRATEGIKON Ep 48)

8/6/2018
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John Bruni and Col. Sandy Wade OBE (Ret'd) examine how solid the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea is. What is the likelihood of this peace being a permanent feature of the Horn of Africa? SHOW NOTES - Here is extra information on some of the terms used in this episode for those who may not be familiar with them: The Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) is the current ruling party of Ethiopia (formed in 1988 as a resistance group to the Derg military...

Duration:00:51:25

Cordeaux interviews Bruni on the Trump-Kim Summit

6/12/2018
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FIVEaa's Jeremy Cordeaux interviews SIA's Dr. John Bruni on the Trump-Kim Singapore Summit (12 June 2018)

Duration:00:23:59

Afghanistan: A Forensic Examination of a State in Crisis (STRATEGIKON Ep 47)

4/26/2018
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John and David with Shaz absent but with us 'in spirit' take the opportunity to interview Prof. Albert Wolf again, this time on the fate of the nation he is currently working in, Afghanistan. SHOW NOTES - Here is extra information on some of the terms used in this episode for those who may not be familiar with them and also some useful terms to know when unpacking events in Afghanistan: Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K) the name of the branch of the Islamic State that is active in...

Duration:00:45:47

Israel & Iran: Checkmate in Syria? (STRATEGIKON Ep 46)

4/19/2018
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John, David (in the studio) and Shaz (not) discuss with Professor Albert Wolf the problems posed for Israel by Iran's close proximity to it in Syria. How will these enemy states traverse the Syrian landscape to fulfil their national security ambitions? SHOW NOTES - Here are a couple of terms that were used in the podcast that our listeners might not be familiar with: Pasdaran - another term used to describe the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the guardians of the Islamic...

Duration:00:51:04

Dr. John Bruni on BBC5live

4/14/2018
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BBC5live's Dotun Abedayo interviews Assoc. Prof. Robert D. English, International Foreign Policy & Defense Analysis, University of Southern California School of International Relations and Dr. John Bruni, Founder & CEO of Australian think tank, SAGE International Australia on the US-led airstrike against three alleged chemical weapons sites in Syria.

Duration:00:14:19

Of Barbs, Hubs & Spokes: The North Korea Security Dilemma (STRATEGIKON Ep 45)

4/13/2018
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John & David are joined by Prof. Purnendra Jain, internationally renowned Japan scholar & Northeast Asian security expert from the University of Adelaide, Dept. of Asian Studies SHOW NOTES - Following is a list of some useful factoids regarding our Northeast Asian security special for those unfamiliar with some of the terms used: KOREA UNDER JAPANESE RULE - 1910-45 the Korean Peninsula was one indivisible territory under Japanese imperial rule. It has been considered an ambivalent period....

Duration:01:05:14

BBC Interview with Dr. Bruni on attack against Syrian airfield

4/9/2018
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John Bruni being interviewed by the BBC on the possible origin of the latest airstrike against the Syrian Arab Air Force airbase outside of the city of Homs. The Pentagon denies responsibility for the airstrike, so is it possible that an American proxy took the lead on this attack?

Duration:00:05:48

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...

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...

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...

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...

Duration:00:51:57