The recent rise of advanced underwater drones has highlighted Australia's $50 billion gamble on traditional submarines which won't be deployed for decades.
Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: the new French right, birds versus drones, who ya gonna call? Trust-busters! And how many anti-depressants are we taking?
Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: white terrorists, free speech and its discontents, and Plato's pooch.
Australia is moving from surveillance drones to armed drones. But given the US' record of using drones in countries without authorisiation (and given Abbott's penchant for "captain's calls"), are Australian armed drones a good idea?
A Crikey reader talks about his time in Yemen -- and when he might have met Christopher Harvard and Muslim Bin John.
Most developed nations are cutting their military spending as they tighten belts, writes freelance writer and foreign relations student David Donaldson. But China and Russia are happy to flex their military muscle -- and oddly, Australia seems to be joining them.
Drones delivering books? A TV stunt on 60 Minutes is all part of a fierce retail war in the United States on "Cyber Monday". The future of retailing is very weird indeed.
Pakistani barrister Shahzad Akbar is seeking retribution from the US over its drone war in his country. During his visit to Australia he spoke to Crikey about giving a voice to the voiceless.