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16 Jul 2020
What price is too high for our sovereignty? It’s time to ask the inconvenient question
With COVID showing no signs of going away, combined with rising tensions and coercion at the hands of our major trading partner, is it time to ask ...
15 Jul 2020
Is Australia’s new defence strategy a ‘high-risk, low-reward’ posture?
Debate is swirling surrounding the release of the 2020 Defence Strategic Update and the supporting Force Structure Plan. For Victor Abramowicz of th...
15 Jul 2020
Rule Britannia: Royal Navy commits to Indo-Pacific carrier deployment
There is a new carrier power preparing to flex its muscles in the Indo-Pacific – the Royal Navy is planning the maiden voyage of its newest flagship...
14 Jul 2020
Stick to the rules: Pompeo rebuffs Beijing’s SCS ambitions
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has issued a stark warning and clarification of America’s position on Beijing’s territorial ambitions and antago...
14 Jul 2020
Photo essay: The ADF in the Antarctic
Operation Southern Discovery encompasses the ADF’s contribution to Australian scientific, environmental and economic interests in the Antarctic and ...
13 Jul 2020
Japan confirms timeline for next-gen air superiority fighter jet
With regional tensions mounting and China’s own fifth-generation air superiority fleet growing, the Japanese government has announced it will redoub...
10 Jul 2020
The fundamental flaw in the ‘Defence of Australia’ strategy and constantly rehashing it
It has formed the basis of Australia’s defensive doctrine since the 1980s, but the Defence of Australia doctrine leaves the nation dangerously expos...
10 Jul 2020
'Stoking the fire': Griffith analyst slams Indo-Pacific arms race
As part of the $270 billion dished out to defence over the coming decade, Australia will join the region’s accelerating missile race. But as the Gri...
9 Jul 2020
Resilience and security aren’t the same, but there is an overlap
With the conversation about Australia’s national resilience continuing to grow, identifying and planning for the differences and commonalities betwe...
9 Jul 2020
Calls to couple force review with soft power rethink
The recent announcement of a $270 billion injection into defence infrastructure poses a unique set of questions – not just in terms of the hardware ...
8 Jul 2020
Australia can only deploy two fighters in a contested environment?
The isolation of Australia provides both defensive advantages and disadvantages – this ‘tyranny of distance’ is emerging as key concern for proj...
8 Jul 2020
French push ahead with future aircraft carrier development and acquisition
French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to identify the next-generation aircraft carrier platform, or platforms for the French Navy following yea...
7 Jul 2020
Australia’s ‘new’ defence paradigm? Really?
The government’s $270 billion investment in the nation’s defence capabilities has been described by many as a major step change towards the nation...
7 Jul 2020
Europe’s forced shift towards defence self-reliance should raise alarms
Much like the rest of the world, Europe’s post-war security has been disproportionately guaranteed by the US – as the US continues to embrace iso...
6 Jul 2020
‘Best defence is a good offence’: So why aren’t we going on the offensive?
It has often been said that “the best defence is a good offence”, and while the government’s recent $270 billion announcement takes steps toward...
3 Jul 2020
Strategist concurs, it is time for Australia to defend itself
Acclaimed defence policy expert Paul Dibb, author of the 1986 Dibb report, has applauded the Prime Minister’s $270 billion plan to enhance Australi...
3 Jul 2020
Defence strategy is a good beginning, but there needs to be more support
When viewed in isolation, the recently announced Defence Strategy Update and supporting $270 billion capability investment is a pivotal step change in...
2 Jul 2020
ASEAN summit fails to deliver on South China Sea flashpoint
After the 10-bloc ASEAN summit convened remotely on 26 June, many were hopeful that Vietnam – which chaired the meeting – would use it as a plat...
2 Jul 2020
Defence Minister to provide greater detail for future strategy, but is it enough?
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds is expected to finesse the picture of Australia’s future defence strategy and acquisition plan as painted by the Pri...
1 Jul 2020
Saddle up, lock and load: PM outlines $270bn worth of kit, force structure changes
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds have revealed the long awaited Force Structure Plan and Defence Strategy Update, d...

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