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18 Jun 2019
Allies, mates: The changing nature of the Australian-US Alliance
As Australia and the US prepare for the kick-off of the Talisman Sabre 2019 joint exercises, it is important to recognise the alliance and friendship ...
17 Jun 2019
Another front: The growing challenges of political warfare
Political warfare is emerging as another battlefront for Australia to engage with potential 21st century adversaries on. However, Australia, like its ...
17 Jun 2019
The Indo-Pacific’s maritime choke points: Sunda and Lombok
The Straits of Sunda and Lombok provide deep water alternatives to the Straits of Malacca within close proximity of the Australian mainland, reinforci...
14 Jun 2019
Identifying and developing national strategic industries
Robust, innovative and globally competitive industry is critical to any national security equation – clearly identifying and supporting the strategi...
14 Jun 2019
The Indo-Pacific's maritime choke points: Straits of Malacca
The Indo-Pacific is indisputably a maritime orientated region with maritime choke points serving as key strategic and economic challenges for establi...
13 Jun 2019
The limitations of unmanned and autonomous systems in a contested environment
Unmanned and autonomous systems are billed as one of the major force multipliers of the 21st century – across the air, land and sea domains they off...
13 Jun 2019
Australia to the rescue: Securing the allied rare earth element supply chain
Rare earth elements (REE) have emerged as the new wonder material of the 21st century, responsible for every contemporary technological marvel and cri...
12 Jun 2019
Defining Australia’s area of responsibility
Since 2009, successive Australian governments have sought to slowly shift the nation’s focus away from the Middle East towards what has become known...
12 Jun 2019
Load sharing: Enhancing the Australia-Japan strategic partnership
As challenges to the modern economic and strategic balance of power in the Indo-Pacific continue to mount, closer collaboration between Australia and ...
12 Jun 2019
Shifting from the ‘sea-air gap’ toward ‘forward defence in depth’
As the geo-strategic environment of the Indo-Pacific continues to evolve Australia’s traditional protective moat, the “sea-air gap” and the stra...
11 Jun 2019
Balancing the need for ‘green’ and ‘blue’ water naval capabilities
In recent weeks we have taken a closer look at how the shift towards the contested waterways of the Indo-Pacific, combined with advances in technology...
11 Jun 2019
Australia’s answer to NORAD: The growing need for continental IAMD
While AIR 6500 goes part of the way to introducing an Australian integrated air and missile defence and multi-domain battle management system, the gro...
10 Jun 2019
Defining the end goal for the Naval Shipbuilding Plan
Any good policy identifies an end objective then works its way back to the beginning. As Australia’s naval shipbuilding capability steadily grows, i...
10 Jun 2019
Back to the future: Combining a mothership with modern PT boats for sea control
PT boats combined high speed, swarming tactics and an arsenal to level the playing field against larger and more expensive surface ships during the P...
7 Jun 2019
How big is too big? Increasing the size of the ADF
The ADF is beset by an almost perfect storm. A period of modernisation combined with the increasing capability of regional peer and near-peer competi...
7 Jun 2019
Applying pressure: Pursuing a 5th-gen air superiority capability
Despite assertions otherwise, the F-35 is not designed to win a close-in air-to-air fight. Regional developments of fifth-generation air superiority c...
6 Jun 2019
Strengthening Australia’s defence industry through export hubs and partnerships
As Australia’s domestic defence industrial base continues to grow, the need to embrace export opportunities becomes critical to the enduring success...
6 Jun 2019
Turning of the tide: Remembering D-Day 75 years on
Seventy-five years ago, soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Armed Forces began the largest amphibious operation in history with the goal of lib...
5 Jun 2019
The carrier question and Australia’s options
As Korea, Japan, China and India continue to invest in aircraft carriers to enhance their maritime security and power projection capabilities – the ...
5 Jun 2019
Despite technology, conventional capabilities will still play a pivotal role
Despite the emphasis placed on revolutionary technologies like stealth, hypersonics, directed energy weapons, autonomous systems and cyber capabilitie...

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