Senior Lecturer in Security Studies at Macquarie University
Adam Lockyer is a Senior Lecturer in Security Studies at Macquarie University and the 2015 Fulbright Scholar in US-Australian Alliance Studies
History will likely show that ISIS's new strategy was the point in time when it was forced to roll the dice...and lost.
Western countries dismissed Russian overtures because they believed that the Assad regime would be overthrown in a matter of weeks. But, in 2015, Russia will not easily abandon a resurgent Assad.
02/10/2015 10:16 AM AEST
By taking the decision to bomb ISIS targets in Syria, Australia has picked a side in the Syrian civil war. It is nonsense to think that Australia is not now tacitly helping the Assad Regime's war effort.
15/09/2015 8:50 AM AEST
Clearly, the facts on the ground -- or "on the ice" -- in Australia's territory are that Chinese flags are flying over more and more of it, and the Chinese are getting a better picture of where the territory's natural resources are located.
28/08/2015 5:39 AM AEST