Semi-Weekly Bulletin

The Austral Peace and Security Network (APSNet) Semi-Weekly Bulletin covered critical national and regional security issues, broadly understood, in Australia and the surrounding region. Archives from 2005 until 2010.

APSNet, Semi-Weekly Bulletin

The Last APSNet – A Message to Readers

After six years of publication, I have to tell you that this week we will be publishing the final APSNet bulletin and the final APSNet Policy Forum essays and APSNet Special reports…

On March 1st, 2011, Nautilus will launch a new information service incorporating work from all three of the Nautilus Institute nodes in Melbourne, Seoul and San Francisco. The new service will borrow an acronym from our longtime lead publication, Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network : NAPSNet. Only this time NAPSNet will signify the NAutilusPeace and Security Network.

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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, December 15, 2010

  1. Warlord ally ‘plotting with Taliban’
  2. Defence costings dodgy: US
  3. Rudd calls for inspections of Israel’s nuclear facility
  4. Chinese furious at military build-up
  5. Afghanistan: our secret fears
  6. A commentary by Thomas Darnstädt
  7. Indoleaks touts revealing WikiLeaks documents, but technical problems persist
  8. Dozens feared dead in Christmas Island asylum-seeker boat crash
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, December 8, 2010

  1. Scathing attacks on Rudd revealed in US diplomatic cables
  2. Rudd meets a brutal reality
  3. Outrage and Apologies: Washington Fights to Rebuild Battered Reputation
  4. The WikiLeaks wake up call
  5. Call to beef up Torres Strait police
  6. Cameron eyes 2011 Afghan pullout
  7. Judge dismisses bid to remove Anwar al-Awlaki from US ‘kill list’
  8. 2010 PwC Melbourne Institute Asialink Index
  9. Two thirds of states seen highly vulnerable to climate change by 2030
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, December 1, 2010

  1. General targets war between military and media
  2. Minister attacks defence
  3. Australian help might be required in a war, says Rudd
  4. Cables reveal doubts about Pakistani nuclear security
  5. Indonesia’s billion-dollar forest deal is at risk
  6. Riots after Solomons ex-rebel jailed
  7. Indonesia: “Christianisation” and Intolerance
  8. Four injured, one dead in Abepura shooting
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, November 24, 2010

  1. North Korea fires artillery at South Korean island of Yeongpyeong
  2. Spy agency ASIS shuts six foreign stations
  3. NATO adopts transition plan for Afghan war
  4. Afghanistan Transition, Missing Variables
  5. [Afghanistan] US often asked for more troops
  6. Kevin Rudd calls for boost to DFAT
  7. Veterans fail to prove illnesses result from nuclear tests in Australia and Pacific
  8. George W. Bush can’t fight for freedom and authorise torture
  9. North Korea Reveals Stunning Nuclear Advance
  10. China Should Remain Prudent in Its Nuclear Fuel Path
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, November 17, 2010

  1. US politicians dismayed by Afghan president’s demand that military scale back operations
  2. Afghanistan: Slaughter of commanders drives Taliban to the table, suggests NATO strategy working
  3. China: Into stormy waters
  4. Defence accused of covering up $90m contract row
  5. Solomon Islands: Australia tried to stifle Moti career
  6. Sobering report on the cholera situation on PNG’s Daru Island
  7. Australia’s foreign aid budget under review
  8. New Zealand: White Paper puts us back in ANZUS
  9. Labour trafficking
  10. Five steps to becoming a more effective UN member
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, November 10, 2010

  1. Allies unite in bid to defend space assets
  2. Australia to balance China, US ties, says Stephen Smith
  3. Obama and China play rival suitors to Indonesia
  4. Indonesia: Red herring trial draws criticisms
  5. Six years later, army to pull out of Timor,
  6. US, Australian leaders canvass Kandahar plan
  7. Indonesia to buy attack aircraft, bombs
  8. Aussie, Afghan troops kill Taliban leader
  9. What was that in aid of? How Canberra is generous to a fault
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, November 3, 2010

  1. WA joins the space race
  2. Fighter jets face delays of up to three more years
  3. New Zealand shakes up defence forces
  4. Afghan warlord’s private army trained in Australia
  5. German Defense Minster urges more Chinese involvement in Afghanistan
  6. Swift army response to torture shows Indonesia is changing
  7. Japan, Vietnam tie up on reactors
  8. Speech at the Wikileaks-Iraq War Logs Press Conference
  9. Labor in deal to deport Afghans
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, October 27, 2010

  1.  MPs call for Afghan strategy rethink
  2. Warship project running aground
  3. Australian commandos seriously injured during hunt for bomb maker in Afghanistan
  4. Jakarta joy masks fears for new role
  5. ASIO chief David Irvine says terror threat still real
  6. Nauru instability ‘Aussie phosphate plot’
  7. Iraq: The shaming of America
  8. Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupts
  9. Urban violence in an urban village: a case study of Dili, Timor-Leste
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, October 20, 2010

  1. Afghanistan: Leaders march in lockstep
  2. Afghanistan: ‘We need a clear exit strategy’: former ADF chief Peter Gration
  3. Afghan Taliban say not talking to government
  4. Kabul: the awkward ally
  5. Julia Gillard defends Diggers’ rules
  6. Indonesia: Protests, Violence Stir Tensions Ahead of SBY’s First Anniversary
  7. Abuses will not stop co-operation with Indonesia
  8. Pirate attacks down off Africa, up in Asian waters
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