Monthly Archives: August 2012

Third Korean nuclear test – why the big deal?

Hayley Channer and Rod Lyon at the ASPI’s new blog, The Strategist, argue that North Korea may be about to conduct another nuclear test and that such a test would be “a game changer”, prompting a variety of responses from … Continue reading

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Australia – solar home capital of the world?

A striking statistic made its way around Twitter today – Australia leads the world in domestic solar installations. According to the SMH, 392,500 homes switched on their solar panels for the first time in 2011, far more than acknowledged leaders … Continue reading

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ONA got it wrong

In 1980, it seems that Australia’s main intelligence analysis agency, the Office of National Assessments, prepared an assessment of the consequences of a US-Soviet nuclear war for Australia. It’s just been declassified, and Philip Dorling summarizes the conclusions in the … Continue reading

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