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APDR Editor Kym Bergmann.

Podcasts are an easily accessible method of conveying information and at APDR we have decided to supplement our analysis of Defence issues by adding a regular segment from Canberra-based editor, Kym Bergmann. These will be weekly to begin with, though there will be scope for them to be available on, or the day after major events.

The intention is for the podcasts to provide additional background information on a broad range of topics mainly about national security topics concerning Australia and the Indo-Pacific region.  If time permits it might also be possible to look at events further away, such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

A typical podcast will be 10-20 minutes long, though that will depend on the amount of news that has come out that is worth further discussion.  Further down the track there could be scope for including interview material and discussions with one or more guests.

Many national security topics are complex, and the hope is that the podcasts will enable more detailed explanations of current events, supplied in a format that is easy for people to listen to while doing other things, such as travelling to work.

Feedback is appreciated – and if there are any matters that people would like discussed or questions answered, please email Kym on:  The email subject line needs to begin APDR podcast:, followed by the topic.  Please put in copy:


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Kym Bergmann
Kym Bergmann is the editor for Asia Pacific Defence Reporter (APDR) and Defence Review Asia (DRA). He has more than 25 years of experience in journalism and the defence industry. After graduating with honours from the Australian National University, he joined Capital 7 television, holding several positions including foreign news editor and chief political correspondent. During that time he also wrote for Business Review Weekly, undertaking analysis of various defence matters.After two years on the staff of a federal minister, he moved to the defence industry and held senior positions in several companies, including Blohm+Voss, Thales, Celsius and Saab. In 1997 he was one of two Australians selected for the Thomson CSF 'Preparation for Senior Management' MBA course. He has also worked as a consultant for a number of companies including Raytheon, Tenix and others. He has served on the boards of Thomson Sintra Pacific and Saab Pacific.


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