National security

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The third volume in ASIO’s official history confirms infiltration by Soviet intelligence
By David McKnight
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The dispute over the South China Sea will come to affect more than just China’s near neighbours
By Michael Wesley
John Blaxland’s ‘The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO 1963–1975’
By David McKnight
Robert Domm interviews Xanana Gusmão, October 1990.
Australia blurs the lines with Timor-Leste
By Mark Aarons
The US and China’s struggle for power in Asia
By Hugh White
Talk of stripping citizenship is just one example of Tony Abbott’s alarmist rhetoric
By Mark McKenna
Frank Moorhouse’s ‘Australia Under Surveillance’ and David Horner’s ‘The Spy Catchers: The official history of ASIO, 1949–1963’
By David McKnight
Army medic Jacqui de Gelder ready to heal or harm as necessary, Afghanistan, September 2009. © Gary Ramage / Newspix
Women in the military
By Anne Summers
"Best friends" George W Bush and John Howard, 8 September 2007. © Mick Tsikas/EPA/Corbis
Afghanistan a decade on from September 11
By Sally Neighbour
Refugees aboard the Tampa, 27 August 2001. © Tampa/Wilhelmsen Group/AFP
By Peter Mares
Assange arrives at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court with his lawyer Jennifer Robinson for his extradition hearing, 24 February 2011. © Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images
Julian Assange, sex crime and feminism
By Guy Rundle
Julian Assange
By Robert Manne
Fewer than 20 years ago Julian Assange was sleeping rough. Even a year ago hardly anyone knew his name. Today he is one of the best-known and most-respected human beings on earth. Assange was the overwhelming winner of the popular vote for Time...
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Alyssa McDonald
Photographers try to catch a glimpse of suspects arrested in raids across Sydney less than a week after the Howard government amended counterterrorism laws to make it easier for police arrests, 8 November 2005. © David Gray / Reuters
Our intelligence services
By Sally Neighbour
Julian Assange holds a press conference on the 'Afghan War Diary' in London, 26 July 2010. © Leon Neal / AFP / Getty Images
Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks
By John Birmingham
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Hugh White
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