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Hedging our bets? Concerns mount about Modi’s ‘new’ India
September 13 2023
With China’s antagonism rising, the Western world has sought to hedge against the worst instincts of the rising superpower with India emerging a...
Mutually assured destruction: War over Taiwan would decimate both economies
The concept of mutually assured destruction (MAD) has long been associated with great power competition and nuclear conflagration. Now, thanks to globalisation, we have...
September 12 2023
‘Steady and sturdy’ or managed decline? Confronting the national security implications of our declining economic performance
There is a growing recognition among Australia’s public policy and national security communities that our increasingly lacklustre long-term economic performance will...
September 08 2023
Pull our weight: Renewed concerns emerge over new wave of US ‘isolationism’
For most people alive today, they have no lived memory of the world without America’s role as the “Leader of the Free World”. However, the American peace of...
September 06 2023
Yes, this ‘Cold War’ is different – Australia needs to act accordingly
Where the previous Cold War was characterised by an ideological competition between the US and Soviet Union, backed by military and economic power, this new “Cold...
September 05 2023
Japanese defence budget reveals major expansion in naval, air forces
Amid mounting tensions in the Western Pacific, Japan’s Kishida administration has doubled down on the nation’s defence spending, committing US$53 billion...
September 04 2023
Beijing’s economic fragility and its implications for the Indo-Pacific
Despite reassurances from Xi Jinping’s government about the enduring vitality and stability of the Chinese economy, the data and reality on the ground reveal a...
September 01 2023
Questions mount over America’s capacity, resolve on Ukraine support
Despite repeated assurances that the US will continue its support for Ukraine “for as long as it takes”, concerns are now emerging that America’s capacity...
August 31 2023
Forward defence, archipelagic deterrence or continental defence? The reality is a bit mixed
Despite the findings of the Defence Strategic Review and the seeming reorientation of Australia towards a concept of “National Defence” and the creation of a...
August 30 2023
Intergenerational report reveals mixed bag for Defence spending over long-term
The latest intergenerational report has revealed a mixed bag for Defence spending over the next four decades, raising questions about the nation’s capacity to fund its...
August 29 2023
Enter the multipolar era: BRICS expands members in challenge to world order
We have entered the next stage in the evolution of the multipolar world with the Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS)-led economic and political bloc adding...
August 28 2023
Prepare for a ‘two-front’ war in potential China conflict: Atlantic Council
It is every military planner’s worst nightmare – a war on two-fronts. Now experts from across the US defence and national security community at the Atlantic...
August 25 2023
Learning the historic lessons of deterrence by deception
Deterrence is classically separated into two categories, deterrence by denial and deterrence by punishment, however, deterrence by deception can provide an equally potent...
August 24 2023
China continues expanding influence, presence and power projection across the globe
It is no secret that Beijing has been actively building a global network of economic and military infrastructure, building influence and its presence as part of its march to...
August 23 2023
Yes, the US Navy is ‘still more powerful’ than China, but it is relative
Adjunct professor, Australia-China Relations Institute at UTS, Greg Austin has caused quite the debate highlighting the comparative strength of the US Navy over the...
August 22 2023
Do we need to better utilise our most precious resource?
There is no escaping the fact that the Australian Defence Force is slated to undergo some truly transformative capability developments. However, are we utilising our most...
August 21 2023
We’re an island, for crying out loud! We need a bigger, stronger Navy
It goes without saying that the ongoing debate about the future of Australia’s surface fleet is shaping up to be one of the most contentious decisions in recent memory,...
August 17 2023
Confronting disorder – Who is better prepared, the US or China?
Great power competition is well and truly the flavour of the month, but as the world holds its breath around competition between the US and China, broader international...
August 16 2023
Does China’s slowing economy make them more dangerous?
There is an old saying about the most dangerous animal being the one with nothing to lose – now, with growing concerns about an economic slowdown and mounting...
August 15 2023
Dragon’s treasure: Beijing’s economic indicators reveal a build up, but for what?
In the era of renewed great power competition, the whole-of-nation economic and industrial capacity will provide all competing nations with key strategic advantages over...
August 14 2023