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On Her Majesty’s secret disservice

The reporter who uncovered the truth about Kim Philby, the 20th century’s most infamous spy, and his warnings for democratic society

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Viral injustice

Julian Assange’s extradition trial continues as an attack on journalism

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Laurie Matheson, our man in Moscow

Was ‘Australia’s James Bond’ working for the KGB? Or ASIO? Or both?

Image of Marshall Islands, 1946

Nuclear brinkmanship and the doomsday scenario

The risk posed by the global weapons complex is much worse than you know

Image of surveillance of David Combe

Looking for moles

The third volume in ASIO’s official history confirms infiltration by Soviet intelligence

Illustration

China flexes

The dispute over the South China Sea will come to affect more than just China’s near neighbours

Spies like Oz

John Blaxland’s ‘The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO 1963–1975’

Robert Domm interviews Xanana Gusmão, October 1990.

Oil and water

Australia blurs the lines with Timor-Leste

Lines in the sand

The US and China’s struggle for power in Asia

Citizenship and its discontents

Talk of stripping citizenship is just one example of Tony Abbott’s alarmist rhetoric