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Dr. John Bruni is Founder and CEO of SAGE International Australia (SIA), an Adelaide-based private think tank specialising in the analysis of foreign policy, international and national security issues in Australia's 'defence state' of South Australia (SA). Est. in 2008, and partners of the Swiss Centre for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, we are the only institution of its type in SA and STRATEGIKON, created in 2016, is the podcast of SIA.

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Dr. John Bruni is Founder and CEO of SAGE International Australia (SIA), an Adelaide-based private think tank specialising in the analysis of foreign policy, international and national security issues in Australia's 'defence state' of South Australia (SA). Est. in 2008, and partners of the Swiss Centre for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, we are the only institution of its type in SA and STRATEGIKON, created in 2016, is the podcast of SIA.

    The Philippine Security Dilemma - Waiting on a Change (Feat. Dr. Chester Cabalza)

    The Philippine Security Dilemma - Waiting on a Change (Feat. Dr. Chester Cabalza)

    The CCP's assertiveness in the South China sea poses threats across all of South East Asia, but the Philippines is subject to extensive security threats. With no compromise or help in sight, what challenges does the Philippino political elite face to turn the tides in their favour? While it appears that Washington has all but forgotten the Philippines, how can regional players approach this regime in Manila? To answer some of these questions and provide insight from the ground, John and David speak with Dr. Chester Cabalza of the International Development & Security Cooperation (IDSC).



    This Podcast is Produced by Tim Whiffen of Whimsy Productions for John Bruni, Director of SAGE International Australia.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ending America's Forever Wars - Reflections and Progress Feat. Raspal Khosa

    Ending America's Forever Wars - Reflections and Progress Feat. Raspal Khosa

    In this episode of STRATEGIKON, John, David, and special guest, Adelaide-based independent defense analyst Raspal Khosa, reflect on the "middle east" and the US operations throughout the region. With speculation of President Biden ending operations in Afghanistan throughout the media and the deadline to decide on May 1st, the Taliban has renewed relevance. President Biden has already shown his intentions throughout his vice presidency and the stakes are high for leaving. Luckily, Raspal is able to help David and John break down the political complications, explain the history of international influence and oocupation, and make educated guesses at what will happen next.

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    Trump's Legacy - 6th of January Surprise feat. Dr. Imad Harb

    Trump's Legacy - 6th of January Surprise feat. Dr. Imad Harb

    In this episode of STRATEGIKON, John, David and Tim are inquiring into the intricacies of President Trump's second impeachment after he has left office, and the tides left in the Republican Party in 2021. Joining us from the United States to discuss these issues is Dr. Imad Harb, SIA’s Senior Non-Resident Fellow Greater Middle East & Director of Research and Analysis at the Arab Center Washington DC.

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    • 45 min
    Brexit - The Hard Reality feat. CDRE Patrick J. Tyrrell OBE RN (Ret’d)

    Brexit - The Hard Reality feat. CDRE Patrick J. Tyrrell OBE RN (Ret’d)

    In this episode of STRATEGIKON, we examine Britain one year after the decision to leave the European Union, and at the end of the time in which they could make a deal with the EU. Of course, we could not ignore the strategic goings-on in America and China with this discussion, so we also consider the UK and the EU in the context of the world economic and strategic orders. Our virtual studio is hosted by John Bruni, Co-Hosted by David Olney, and joined by our regular guest CDRE Pat Tyrrell from Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Producer Tim Whiffen was only able to make the discussion in spirit, so John recorded this one. Well done John!

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Hermanos de Armas ‘Brothers at Arms’ - A tale of two countries Colombia and Venezuela feat. H.E. Alberto José Mejia Ferrero & Prof. R. Evan Ellis

    Hermanos de Armas ‘Brothers at Arms’ - A tale of two countries Colombia and Venezuela feat. H.E. Alberto José Mejia Ferrero & Prof. R. Evan Ellis

    John, David and Tim are joined by Ambassador of Colombia to Australia, H.E. Alberto José Mejia Ferrero & Prof. R. Evan Ellis, US Army War College, to discuss the complications Colombia faces with the Venezuela crises. This region is of utmost significance to Australia as our interests shift from rising tensions with the Chinese Communist Party. With the Colombian embassy being closed in Venezuela and the Venezuelan refugee crisis at its peak, it is imperative for Australian's to watch with a keen eye for how assistance can be offered to strengthen important South American relations.

    Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays from all of us here at STRATEGIKON, may 2021 bring along new challenges for sure, but also the wisdom carried through from 2020.

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    Grand Games in the Indo-Pacific - SIA's Research Report feat. Emeritus Prof. Purnendra Jain

    Grand Games in the Indo-Pacific - SIA's Research Report feat. Emeritus Prof. Purnendra Jain

     

    John, David & Emeritus Professor Purnendra Jain discuss SIA's report on the power dynamics of the Indo-Pacific & its recommendations. In this welcome back to the STRATEGIKON podcast, the discussion revolved around what has been keeping these intellectuals so busy! We are looking forward to creating more podcasts for you as the ever-changing world develops new and interesting dynamics.

    In this past year, Sage International Australia has produced a report titled; "The Strategic Implication of Changing Dynamics & Regional Partnerships on Major Power Competition in Indo-Pacific" authored by Dr John Bruni, David James Olney, Prof. Purnendra C. Jain, Dr Jonathan Z. Ludwig, & CDRE Patrick J. Tyrrell OBE RN (Ret'd).

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6 Ratings

Whimbot ,

Love a good IR Debate

Some of the best episodes are when John and David have slight disagreements or talk really in depth on hypotheticals because you get these great perspectives without either claiming to win which shows just how balanced and informative the show is. Keep up the good work gentlemen.

Jezza1976 ,

Thought provoking for novices and experts

Having started listening to this podcast with little knowledge of international relations I could pick up most of what was talked about and found it educational, having listened for a long time and caught up on a lot of international tensions I am hooked, what a great podcast to engage with the complexities of a globalised earth.

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