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19 May 2020
Automated airbases: The answer to recruitment shortfalls?
Since the birth of our nation, Australia “has been a small country living in a land of giants”, as termed by Coral Bell for the Australian Strateg...
18 May 2020
PM signals shift in economic, national sovereignty plans post-COVID
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given a rare glimpse into the early stages of what Australia’s post-COVID-19 recovery strategy will look like, giv...
15 May 2020
We have an inquiry, now what? What should we expect, what should we ask for post-COVID inquiry?
The public groundswell has finally seen Australian political leaders commit to an inquiry into the impact of COVID-19, but what should the Australian ...
15 May 2020
F-35 saga: US officials take DoD to task over ballooning costs, deadlines
In a report tabled earlier this week by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), a number of issues were flagged with the F-35 Joint Strike Figh...
14 May 2020
Less kowtowing, more cowboy: ASPI head
ASPI executive director Peter Jennings has responded to calls for a more benign approach to Australia’s strategic and national sovereignty policies ...
14 May 2020
US analyst raises concerns about America’s military primacy in Indo-Pacific
It is something that Australia and other allies have taken for granted – the undisputed primacy of the US and its capacity to throw its military pro...
13 May 2020
Echidna or Combat Wombat? Preparing for the Defence Strategic Update
As Australia’s public and strategic policy community wait with bated breath for the release of the new Defence Strategic Update in response to the c...
12 May 2020
Photo Essay: Australians in Vietnam
In the early ’60s, South Vietnamese leader Ngo Dinh Diem called for assistance from the US and the Western world against the communist north. Like ...
11 May 2020
National Security Strategy debate means there is one sure-fire winner – Australia
The reality of COVID-19 has prompted Australia’s political and strategic apparatus to accept that the nation’s preparedness and resilience to an ...
8 May 2020
Government to splurge on fuel, but not fuel security
Energy Minister Angus Taylor announced on 22 April that the government is spending $94 million to buy up oil at rock-bottom prices. While this might b...
6 May 2020
US Defense Sec Esper calls for funding focus on modernisation programs
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has called for greater accountability and targeted focus of funding for the US Defense Department as the nation’s a...
5 May 2020
Spend less on defence? International politics expert says yes
It is no secret the Indo-Pacific’s regional power dynamic is changing, with once developing nations emerging as great powers with appropriate econom...
4 May 2020
Again?! The price has exploded, again?! Future sub price grows by $10bn
It is starting to sound like a bad joke, but unfortunately, it isn’t. Australia’s most-complex defence procurement project ever, the Attack Class ...
30 Apr 2020
Consensus that Australia needs a new post-COVID economic strategy
Amid mounting threats of economic coercion and the looming challenge of a global economic downturn, many public policy experts and journalists are n...
29 Apr 2020
‘Prepare for the worst’, Australia’s political and military leaders warned
With each passing day, the national security challenges to Australia’s sovereignty continue to evolve. Now it has been revealed that the Department ...
29 Apr 2020
COVID-19 an opportunity for terrorists or a threat to their existence
The international security zeitgeist is moving away from the war on terror and shifting more towards great power competition between China, the US and...
28 Apr 2020
Chinese ambassador redoubles threats, as nation juggles ‘new normal’
Beijing’s ambassador to Australia, Cheng Jingye, has joined a growing chorus from Beijing placing increased pressure on the Australian government t...
28 Apr 2020
ASPI raises mounting concerns about SEA 1000 future submarine costs
ASPI analyst Marcus Hellyer has raised renewed concerns about the costs associated with the long-term development and ‘future-proofing’ of the Roy...
27 Apr 2020
CSBA CEO calls for serious US consideration of Aussie B-21 collaboration
Thomas Mahnken, CEO of the Centre for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) think tank has called for renewed US support to accommodate a potenti...
23 Apr 2020
INSIGHT: Cyber and information warfare – MAJGEN Marcus Thompson AM, Department of Defence
Major General Marcus Thompson AM has been the head of the information warfare division at the Department of Defence since its establishment in 2017. ...

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