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National security

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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Law and order

Viral injustice

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

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History

Laurie Matheson, our man in Moscow

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

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Nuclear brinkmanship and the doomsday scenario

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

Illustration

Australia’s $60 billion submarine dilemma

A decision on our underwater fleet cannot be put off much longer

A woman greets her fiance aboard the HMAS Sydney, 1969. Photo by Cliff Bottomley. Image courtesy of the National Archives of Australia.
Wilfred Burchett in Vietnam, c.1965. © The Wilfred Burchett Estate

Wilfred Burchett and the KGB

The legendary war correspondent was in the pay of the KGB

NSA surveillance

How the National Security Agency is undermining privacy and sovereignty

Major-General John Cantwell (CENTRE) in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, in 2010. © Brent Tero/ISAF Media

A price too high

It's time to cut and run

Army medic Jacqui de Gelder ready to heal or harm as necessary, Afghanistan, September 2009. © Gary Ramage / Newspix

The lady killers

Women in the military