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COVID-19 - Who is to Blame? Feat. Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann

With the COVID-19 Pandemic raging its way continually through countries, savaging populations of India and South Africa, the question still on everyone's lips is "who's to blame"? 

Research Report: Grand Games in the Indo-Pacific

In this past year, Sage International Australia has produced a report titled; "The Strategic Implication of Changing Dynamics & Regional Partnerships on Major Power Competition in Indo-Pacific" authored by Dr John Bruni, David James Olney, Prof. Purnendra C. Jain, Dr Jonathan Z. Ludwig, & CDRE Patrick J. Tyrrell OBE RN (Ret'd).

Emeritus Professor Purnendra Jain joins John, David & Tim to discuss SIA's report on the power dynamics of the Indo-Pacific & its recommendations.

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What is SAGE International?

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.


 

PSA: Australia's Tension with the Chinese Communist Party

China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian tweeted a doctored photo depicting an Australian soldier committing a heinous act. This has ramped up tensions in an already stressed relationship between Australia and the Chinese Communist Party administration. This situation has been commented on and reported on to the nth degree, but what we are hearing is largely lacking sophistication and isn't particularly perceptive. David is here to give some insight into the crisis Australia faces and what can be done by the Australian Government and its allies to cope with these pressures.

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Hermanos de Armas ‘Brothers at Arms’: A tale of two countries Colombia and Venezuela

John, David and Tim are joined by Ambassador of Colombia to Australia, H.E. Alberto José Mejia Ferrero & Prof. R. Evan Ellis, US Army War College, to discuss the complications Colombia faces with the Venezuela crises. This region is of utmost significance to Australia as our interests shift from rising tensions with the Chinese Communist Party. With the Colombian embassy being closed in Venezuela and the Venezuelan refugee crisis at its peak, it is imperative for Australian's to watch with a keen eye for how assistance can be offered to strengthen important South American relations.

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More about STRATEGIKON

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.


 

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

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 at the cyber front is Susie and Tim of Cynch Security. Susie, the CEO of Cynch, and Adam, the Chief Technological Officer, are leading experts in the field of cybersecurity with years in experience with a variety of public and private entities of diverse size. This episode of STRATEGIKON makes it abundantly clear just how at risk we are, and yet, provides some pragmatic discourse toward a more secure future in the virtual spaces we create.

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Learn more about Cynch Security, their work in communicating the importance of these issues, and their services here.

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China’s June Cyber-Attack on Australia and the Global Implications of this New Style of Conflict

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 in the public Australian sphere, and the hesitance for the Australian Government to decouple their dependence from China there is a lot to consider.

Joining the STRATEGIKON team are a few faces the audience will be familiar with in discussing some answers to many questions the public will have for these attacks. One thing is for certain, we need a change of language to discuss these ideas to avoid conflating cyber with kinetic warfare.

This double episode features Pete Warren Editor of Future Intelligence and Chair of the Cyber Security Research Institute; CDRE Patrick J. Tyrrell OBE RN (Ret’d) SIA Senior Non-resident Fellow Global and Maritime Security & Prof. Andrew Jones, Visiting Professor of Cyber Security, University of Suffolk.

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