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23 Sep 2020
Marines establish new littoral capability to counter South China Sea forts
The US Marines have introduced a new littoral regiment designed to directly counter Beijing’s South China Sea island fortresses, with a focus on rap...
22 Sep 2020
US Marines prepare for distributed amphibious warfare ship capabilities
Distributed warfare is emerging as a key focus for the modernisation efforts of US Marine Commandant, General David Berger. At the core of these effor...
21 Sep 2020
Is Australia really prepared for regional conflict? Paul Dibb asks important question
As the war of words and tensions between great powers continue to rise, with Australia at the epicentre, acclaimed Australian strategist Paul Dibb has...
18 Sep 2020
Conflicting jurisdictions a major threat to cohesive, national policy making
Every day the battle between the Prime Minister and various state and territory leaders seems to get worse, as both sides dig their heels in. This div...
18 Sep 2020
US industry gears up for Reaper replacement with focus on long-range, strike
A collection of US defence contractors are lining up to provide the US Air Force with a replacement for its MQ-9 Reaper series of UAS, with the focus ...
17 Sep 2020
US Defense Secretary urgently calls for more shipbuilding funding
US Defense Secretary Dr Mark Esper has reaffirmed urgent calls for an increased level of funding for US Navy shipbuilding programs as the naval arms r...
17 Sep 2020
Cheeky buggers: The US Air Force has already built and flown its future fighter?
In a major milestone for the US Air Force’s ‘next generation air dominance’ fighter program, Dr Will Roper, the Assistant Secretary of the Air F...
16 Sep 2020
‘Reshoring’ industry as a means of enhancing and building national security?
COVID-19 has plunged the Australian and global economy into a major recession and revealed a startling vulnerability to easily constrained global sup...
16 Sep 2020
There needs to be some compromise in the relationship: Paul Kelly
Despite a growing war of words turning into very real efforts to economically and politically coerce Australia into compliance, there could be room f...
15 Sep 2020
Opposition MP calls on government to reconsider Darwin port deal
Northern Territory MP Luke Gosling has called on the Commonwealth government to conduct an in-depth review of the Chinese acquisition of the Port of ...
15 Sep 2020
Beware the wolf: ASPI executive director issues renewed warning
ASPI executive director Peter Jennings has issued a renewed warning for Australian policymakers: “Beware the wolf”, as Beijing steps up its econom...
14 Sep 2020
Ahead of future fight, US reworks carrier air wing formation
As peer competitors increasingly challenge the supremacy of the aircraft carrier, the US Navy is responding with a range of modernisation and developm...
11 Sep 2020
Calls for Prime Minister to ‘balance’ nation’s relationship with two superpowers
Lowy Institute non-resident fellow Alan Dupont has issued a challenge to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, calling on the government to make a concerted ...
10 Sep 2020
Chinese Navy flexes muscles with dual carrier operations
With global tensions rising and the war of words between Beijing and Washington escalating, the rising power has sought to flex its growing military c...
9 Sep 2020
ASPI expert calls for need to ‘accelerate national policy making’ to focus on future challenges
Deputy director of ASPI’s professional development program, Gill Savage, has joined growing calls from across the breadth of Australian society to c...
8 Sep 2020
Government MPs push infrastructure investment to secure economic growth
A growing number of government MPs and ministers have joined a choir of economists calling for Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to use the federal budget to ...
8 Sep 2020
US Navy launches development of ‘large unmanned surface vessels’
The US Navy has kick started the research and development of ‘large unmanned surface vessels’ (LUSV) to help the fleet meet its platform shortfall...
7 Sep 2020
Budget cuts to impact delivery time line for US Navy SSBNs
Despite what was a seeming commitment to ever-increasing funding for the US Navy’s top strategic force multiplier, the Columbia Class ballistic miss...
4 Sep 2020
Norway sets the standard for allied attack submarine basing
As global tensions continue to require an increasing rotation of US force multipliers and strategic deterrence assets, Norway is setting the benchmark...
3 Sep 2020
Government outlines ‘5-year plan’ to boost economy through recession
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg have announced a five-year plan to help the nation’s economy fight back from the ‘Grea...

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