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Allan Behm

Allan Behm is a strategic analyst and former diplomat and senior Defence official. He was chief of staff to former climate change minister Greg Combet. 


Articles by Allan Behm (3)

  • Chilcot: Intelligence, policy and war

    Sir John Chilcot’s report had an impressively long gestation. The eventual release of 12 volumes totalling over two and a half million words amounts to a comprehensive indictment of British Prime Minister Blair’s unilateral decision to support the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.
  • Bull, red or otherwise: What Greg Sheridan gets wrong about religion, war and Duncan Lewis

    Is Red Bull the beverage of choice down at News Limited? Greg Sheridan's excited commentary on ASI0 Director-General Duncan Lewis's interview with Samantha Maiden might suggest that stimulants have an impact on the interface between reason and the written word. The introductory sentence of his opinion piece in The Australian today displays a level of hyperbole that transcends Mr Sheridan's standard offering.
  • A larger Australia: Situation, size and strategy

    This is the fifth in a series of posts marking the launch  of A Larger Australia, the book of the 2015 Boyer Lectures, by Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove. Australians have never really come to terms with the fact that we are the world's only continental nation.