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STRATEGIKON is the podcast of SAGE International (SAGE), 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. Est. in 2015 STRATEGIKON is hosted by SAGE Founder/CEO Dr. John Bruni, long-time media commentator on national security issues & co-hosted by SAGE colleague, David J. Olney. STRATEGIKON is produced by Michael Migali, who is also ‘the asker of occasional questions.’ Our podcast is proudly powered by the Auscast Network, Australia’s Coolest Podcasting Network. Let STRATEGIKON be your window to all things security and foreign affairs.

STRATEGIKON can be found on Twitter, YouTube, and the SIA website.

Early episode music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com): "One-eyed Maestro" Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution

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STRATEGIKON is the podcast of SAGE International (SAGE), 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. Est. in 2015 STRATEGIKON is hosted by SAGE Founder/CEO Dr. John Bruni, long-time media commentator on national security issues & co-hosted by SAGE colleague, David J. Olney. STRATEGIKON is produced by Michael Migali, who is also ‘the asker of occasional questions.’ Our podcast is proudly powered by the Auscast Network, Australia’s Coolest Podcasting Network. Let STRATEGIKON be your window to all things security and foreign affairs.

STRATEGIKON can be found on Twitter, YouTube, and the SIA website.

Early episode music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com): "One-eyed Maestro" Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution

    Hyper-Realist Bombs 2 - The Chinese Opportunity? China's Response to the Russia/Ukraine Conflict

    Hyper-Realist Bombs 2 - The Chinese Opportunity? China's Response to the Russia/Ukraine Conflict

    Rhoderick Miller is back. This time, Rhoderick offers his Hyper-Realist perspective on how China has responded to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and whether the conflict could inspire a People’s Liberation Army invasion of Taiwan.

    Is it the right time for China to realize their decades-long ambition of claiming Taiwan, or is China facing too much internal insecurity to concern itself with large-scale invasion?

    Furthermore, why has Australia’s response to the growing insecurity in the Indo-Pacific region been so inadequate, and what should Canberra be doing instead?

    This Podcast is Produced by Michael Migali for SAGE International Australia.

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    • 52 min
    Hyper-Realist Bombs - General Thinking on Ukraine

    Hyper-Realist Bombs - General Thinking on Ukraine

    Rhoderick Miller, an old friend of John and David, joins the podcast to break down the escalating war in Ukraine. Rhoderick offers a unique and contrarian analysis of what exactly is happening on the ground and what outcomes we can expect in the coming weeks.

    Mainstream media narratives are depicting a surprisingly robust Ukrainian fighting force, making life unexpectedly difficult for the Russians. Additionally, the Western world have hit Russia with "crippling" sanctions and widespread corporate boycotting, making it seem like Putin's war has severely backfired.

    Are the current media narratives a fairly accurate reflection of reality? Or is Russia’s war machine actually in a much stronger position than it seems? 

    This Podcast is Produced by Michael Migali for Co-host David Olney, and John Bruni, Director of SAGE International Australia.

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    • 52 min
    The Russian Opportunity - How can we avoid war in Eastern Ukraine?

    The Russian Opportunity - How can we avoid war in Eastern Ukraine?

    Since the surprise Capture of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and Russia’s active support of pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine, Ukraine has gone from relative obscurity to front-page news. The simmering Russian backed war in Eastern Ukraine, which began in 2014, catapulted to international infamy when in July 2014, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists operating a Russian-made book surface-to-air missile system, killing all 298 passengers and crew.

    Since then, the war in the east has cost 14,000 lives with no end in sight. Late last year, Russia mobilized 100,000 troops at the Ukrainian border, this action as well as bellicose language from the Russian President regarding NATO pressing up against Russia's border has many speculating that a Russian war against Ukraine could start in the first part of 2022.

    So, as we are in the first part of the 2022, are we on the precipice of the first major European war since the collapse of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, and if so, what can we do to avoid it?

    This Podcast is Produced by Michael Migali for Co-host David Olney, and John Bruni, Director of SAGE International Australia.

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    • 49 min
    Mexico - Land of Tragedy & Hope feat Dr. R. Evan Ellis

    Mexico - Land of Tragedy & Hope feat Dr. R. Evan Ellis

    Mexico is often linked in the public mind to two major issues - the global narcotics trade and illegal immigration into the United States. Of course, both are true, but there is also much more to modern Mexico. Join John, David, and Tim as they discuss Mexico, its multiple complexities, and challenges with returning guest Dr. R Evan Ellis, Research Professor of Latin American Studies, US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute.  

    This Podcast is Produced by Tim Whiffen of Whimsy Productions for Co-host David Olney, and John Bruni, Director of SAGE International Australia.

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    • 50 min
    Ethnic Extremism in Ethiopia - What Can Be Done About It? Feat Dr. Yonas Adaye Adeto

    Ethnic Extremism in Ethiopia - What Can Be Done About It? Feat Dr. Yonas Adaye Adeto

    Ethiopia entered a new age in 2018 with the election of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. No longer run by the former Tigray dominated Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), Abiy Ahmed ushered in a change to Ethiopia’s ethno-federalist structure and in doing so replaced the privileged minority Tigrayans with a new political elite consisting of the majority Oromo and Amharic peoples. In doing so, this move unleashed resentment among the former Tigrayan elite of Ethiopia which possibly lies at the heart of what seems to be a growing civil war between the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Addis Ababa. Join John as he discusses Ethiopia and its ethnic complexities and challenges with the Director of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Dr. Yonas Adaye Adeto.

    For more information on this from both sides of the story please watch - the BBC's Hard Talk:

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/ncW2V_Y4jMw

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/JtmXRE5kepk

    This Podcast is Produced by Tim Whiffen of Whimsy Productions for Co-host David Olney, and John Bruni, Director of SAGE International Australia.

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    • 47 min
    COVID-19 - Who is to Blame? Feat. Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann

    COVID-19 - Who is to Blame? Feat. Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann

    With the COVID-19 Pandemic raging its way continually through countries, savaging populations of India and South Africa, the question still on everyone's lips is "who's to blame"? With some rallying for independent investigations what seems to be apparent is that while the virus was released by accident, the following actions and containment were not handled well, and certainly there has been some opportunism by parties to gain strategic footholds during a delicate time. Joining us to discuss these pertinent issues is the Human Rights Law Professor at the University of Canberra, Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann.

    This Podcast is Produced by Tim Whiffen of Whimsy Productions for Co-host David Olney, and John Bruni, Director of SAGE International Australia.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 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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