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

APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, June 7, 2010

  1. Off-the-shelf subs on Defence’s radar
  2. Relations strained as East Timor buys Chinese navy boats
  3. Space jump better late than never
  4. PM takes extra care with Israel
  5. Myanmar ‘nuclear plans’ exposed
  6. Jakarta helps stop terrorists
  7. Chief of Navy outlines the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) strategic vision
  8. Afghan leader forces out top 2 security officials
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, June 3, 2010

  1. Australia to take greater Afghan training role
  2. Rudd urges Gaza report
  3. RBA note scandal widens as Chavez joins list
  4. Defence no accounting trickster: Watt
  5. Call to ban timber logged illegally
  6. Hatoyama steps down, new Cabinet to be formed on Monday
  7. Taliban attacks shake Afghan peace gathering
  8. Sinking of the Cheonan: rethinking littoral warfare
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, May 31, 2010

  1. South Korea, on the rise and forever under threat, has become Rudd’s best friend in Asia
  2. Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) chief pitched for Indon deal
  3. Call for probe into naval shipbuilding
  4. Faulkner falls short on budget transparency test
  5. Australia begins legal action against Japan over whaling
  6. U.N. official to ask U.S. to end C.I.A. drone strikes
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, May 27, 2010

  1. Dirty Money
  2. Shake-up creates new court for military
  3. In spy games, fury has no coin
  4. A nation adrift in Asia literacy
  5. Detente dead and buried with North Korea
  6. Boat crew stowed in city motel
  7. Indonesia Agrees to 2-Year Freeze on Forest Concessions in $1b Deal
  8. Self-Defense Force (SDF) personnel voice doubts about Hatoyama’s leadership
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, May 24, 2010

  1. Torpedo project turns 12 and still hasn’t made its point: auditor-general
  2. Fund diplomacy and aid, says former defence head
  3. Aid, or buying a seat on the UN Security Council?
  4. South Korea hits out at Pyongyang for torpedo hit
  5. [Japan] Hatoyama breaks promise on Futenma
  6. [Afghanistan] Bold base strike shows Taliban’s rising resolve
  7. Afghan MPs threaten to boycott Hamid Karzai’s Taliban peace talks plan
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, May 20, 2010

  1. Downgrade APEC, says Kevin Rudd
  2. Japan, Australia sign bilateral defense logistics agreement
  3. [South Korea] North sank ship: report
  4. Why Thai politics is no longer normal
  5. In ambush,  a glimpse of a long Afghan summer
  6. The India-China relationship: a tempered rivalry?
  7. Financing of terrorism: risks for Australia
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, May 17, 2010

  1. Our virtuous nuclear posture
  2. Problem defence projects list slashed
  3. Review more tinker than tailor
  4. U.S. efforts in Kandahar, barely begun, already are faltering
  5. Obama’s flailing wars
  6. Thai protesters agree to U.N.-monitored talks, but government rejects conditions
  7. [Indonesia] Govt may free political prisoners in Papua
  8. Indonesia’s Bakrie grabs new post
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, May 13, 2010

  1. Emphasis on protecting troops
  2. Faulkner under fire on projects
  3. Terrorism alert intensifies ocean patrols
  4. Review of spooks to go ahead
  5. Nuclear waste site a target for terrorists, expert warns
  6. Reserve force ordered into retreat
  7. Avoiding tensions, Obama reassures Karzai
  8. Distrust of Afghan leaders threaten U.S. war strategy
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, May 10, 2010

  1. China navy ties ‘important’
  2. US winning sanctions push against Tehran
  3. East Timor accuses Woodside
  4. Critics question need for Malaysia’s nuclear power plan
  5. Nuclear Power in Singapore
  6. Exit Sri Mulyani: Corruption and reform in Indonesia
  7. India and Pakistan’s proxy war puts Afghanistan exit at risk
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APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, May 6, 2010

  1. Dud’s army: dodgy kit puts troops at risk
  2. Fighters clear path for local work
  3. Curb urged on Iranian nukes
  4. Australia, East Timor at odds over gas field
  5. Uranium no bar to India deal: Crean
  6. National security information environment roadmap: 2020 vision
  7. [Indonesia] Sri Mulyani’s departure may threaten anti-graft drive
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