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Australia lags decades behind in the submarine race

Australia lags decades behind in the submarine race

The recent rise of advanced underwater drones has highlighted Australia's $50 billion gamble on traditional submarines which won't be deployed for decades.

Nouveau right

Nouveau right

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?

White terror

White terror

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.

Drone warfare in TV news

Drone warfare in TV news

Time to call CASA?

Death from above: Australia gets in on the drone strike game

Death from above: Australia gets in on the drone strike game

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?

The day I (might have) met Harvard and Bin John

The day I (might have) met Harvard and Bin John

A Crikey reader talks about his time in Yemen -- and when he might have met Christopher Harvard and Muslim Bin John.

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: light at the end of the tunnel edition

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: light at the end of the tunnel edition

Julia Gillard reviews Game of Thrones, Arthur Sinodinos can't recall much of anything, and the Greens are OK in WA.

As nations demilitarise, China, Russia — and Australia — are taking up arms

As nations demilitarise, China, Russia — and Australia — are taking up arms

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.

The new drone war: Amazon and the online retail battle

The new drone war: Amazon and the online retail battle

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.

Akbar v the drones: the Pakistani lawyer taking the US to court

Akbar v the drones: the Pakistani lawyer taking the US to court

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.