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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

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 regime)...

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 Afghanistan,...

Duration:00:45:47

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 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...

Duration:00:54:41

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

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

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

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

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

After US Strike on Syria Russia Threatens Real War

4/11/2017
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SIA CEO John Bruni Interviewed by FIVEaa's Jeremy Cordeaux on the state of the world

Duration:00:19:20

Blackout Adelaide: Neo-Liberalism & the Case for a Mixed Economy

4/1/2017
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Today, John, David and Shahrezad discuss the recent issues with the South Australian electricity sector and Premier Jay Weatherill's plan to fix what critics have labelled a third-world standard of electricity supply STRATEGIKON can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud and the SIA website: www.sageinternational.org.au > What is the South Australian government's plan to restore affordable and reliable power to the State's citizens? > To what degree did South Australia 'sleep walk' its way into a...

Duration:00:27:57

"The Grand Tour" of British & European Security

3/24/2017
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In this episode, John Bruni interviews CDRE Patrick J. Tyrrell OBE RN (Ret'd), Chairman of SIA's Advisory Board. We examine the recent terrorist attack in London, NATO, Brexit and the push for a new referendum on Scottish independence. STRATEGIKON can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud and the SIA website: www.sageinternational.org.au > The March 22 terrorist attack on Westminster, London > Co-operative arrangements in Europe for information sharing, how resilient are they? > How strong and...

Duration:00:42:15

Ghost Fleet: The Shape of War to Come? Part II

3/16/2017
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In this episode, John, David and Shahrezad discuss the geopolitical points raised in the book Ghost Fleet. How relevant are they in today's world, two years after the book's publication? STRATEGIKON can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud and the SIA website: www.sageinternational.org.au > Does the Sino-Russian alliance seem credible? > Where's China heading? > Where's Russia heading? > What's Europe's position? > Could Australia be blockaded as the book describes?

Duration:00:54:09

America's Education Black Hole - Putting the US at Risk?

3/9/2017
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In this episode, John Bruni and Jonathan Ludwig will be looking at the state of US education. If a nation’s strength is predicated on the effectiveness of its education system, what is the state of America’s tertiary education? STRATEGIKON can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud and the SIA website: www.sageinternational.org.au > Has there been significant policy changes implemented under the Trump administration? > Who is the new US Secretary for Education, Betsy DeVos and is she qualified for...

Duration:00:34:38