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Honeymoon period’s over for Biden with real test to begin
March 01 2021
US President Joe Biden has “had it easy so far”, but will soon be tested by the unpredictable nature of the geopolitical chess game, one analyst o...
Is there an end in sight for the war in Afghanistan?
Is there an end in sight for the war in Afghanistan?
Is the Trump administration’s proposed May 2021 departure from Afghanistan realistic? Former Swedish PM Carl Bildt examines the ‘forever war’ in Afghanistan.
February 26 2021
Overcoming obstacles to build stronger ties with Indonesia
Overcoming obstacles to build stronger ties with Indonesia
Australia should invest more capital in building ties with Indonesia if it hopes to realise the potential of the strategic relationship, one analyst observes.
February 25 2021
Op-Ed: The submarine program is affordable and value for money but needs more work
Op-Ed: The submarine program is affordable and value for money but needs more work
There have been frequent media stories of government and community concern over the projected costs for the Attack Class future submarine program, and most of those concerns...
February 24 2021
In the face of a rising region, is Australia really a ‘middle power’?
In the face of a rising region, is Australia really a ‘middle power’?
Australia has long been described as a ‘middle power’, particularly within the post-Second World War order – however, in the face of a rising Indo-Pacific,...
May 29 2020
Minor, middle or great power? Defining Australia’s role in the Indo-Pacific
Minor, middle or great power? Defining Australia’s role in the Indo-Pacific
The rise of Indo-Pacific Asia is serving to exacerbate Australia’s identity crisis, with politics playing an important role in navigating the quagmire of ideas to...
May 01 2019
The teeth in China’s anti-access/area denial defences
The teeth in China’s anti-access/area denial defences
China’s pursuit of a reliable counter to US and allied multi-domain power projection platforms like carrier strike groups has resulted in the development of an...
April 24 2019
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Sovereign industry key to enhancing undersea battlespace: Thales
With more than half of the world’s submarines expected to be operating in our region in the coming decades, Australia’s surface warships and submarines require...
August 24 2018