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30 Jan 2019
Minister Pyne outlines Australia’s plan for Indo-Pacific region
Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has laid out Australia’s ambitions and commitment to Indo-Pacific Asia’s continuing peace, prosperity and stabi...
24 Jan 2019
The growing case for an Australian aircraft carrier
Japan's recent announcement that it would refit its Izumo Class vessels to act as F-35B carriers has seen ASPI kick off renewed debate about the viabi...

 

22 Jan 2019
Pyne’s Asia tour to reaffirm Australia’s commitment to regional peace
Defence Minister Christopher Pyne will visit Japan, China and Singapore from 22-28 January as part of continuing efforts to engage with regional actor...
17 Jan 2019
PM strengthens Aussie commitment to Pacific
In a rare move for an Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has jetted off to Vanuatu and Fiji as he looks to reaffirm the country’s commitment ...
11 Jan 2019
China backs rhetoric with ‘ship killer’ missile deployment
China has mobilised its DF-26 “ship killer” missile to north-west China’s plateau and desert areas, on the back of their Vice Admiral’s threa...
8 Jan 2019
A sign of the future? Xi doubles down on Taiwan reunification pledge
Chinese President Xi Jinping has reiterated calls for Taiwan to be returned to the mainland amid orders for China’s Armed Forces to be “battle re...
13 Dec 2018
South China Sea's challenges for Australia's Defence Force
Mounting tensions between China and the US in the South China Sea has placed Australia at the centre of a great power showdown, which has raised ques...
10 Dec 2018
There's no I in team - The ever-improving relationship between Defence and Industry
The key to a strong defence sector is an effective relationship between defence and industry, and this is something that is "constantly improving". ...
29 Nov 2018
‘But what about the men in the trenches?’ - How armed force recruitment has evolved since WWI
A reported 7,000 men attempted to enlist for deployment at Sydney’s Victoria Barracks during the first week of Australia’s involvement in the Firs...
28 Nov 2018
Accelerated warfare and preparing Army for future conflict
Army is building on the success of Plan Beersheba, integrating doctrine, technology and personnel as part of Accelerated Warfare, to develop a lethal,...
22 Nov 2018
Asia's up and coming fighter powers
The decreasing cost of powerful fighter aircraft is paving the way for rising powers to invest heavily in potent air dominance and air superiority pla...
21 Nov 2018
Asia’s simmering fighter race
As Australia and other regional allies prepares to receive their first F-35s, regional air forces have been modernising and expanding their own figh...
15 Nov 2018
Korean, Indian and Australian destroyers bringing up the rear
Responding to the growing regional destroyer fleets, Korea, India and Australia are rapidly expanding their own major surface combatant fleets, with ...
14 Nov 2018
Backbone of the fleet: The major players’ destroyers
Destroyers serve as the backbone of any navy. As Australia expands and modernises its own fleet of destroyers, we take a closer look at potent destro...
7 Nov 2018
Dive! Dive! The emerging submarine power players
While the major powers continue to be the focus of much of the spotlight, the region’s emerging powers are quietly developing their own potent subma...
5 Nov 2018
PM reaffirms commitment to defence capability and regional security
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has used his 'The Beliefs that Guide Us' address to the Asia Society Australia to strengthen the government's pledge to...
2 Nov 2018
Run silent, run deep: Understanding the regional sub rivalry
Navies throughout Indo-Pacific Asia have increasingly recognised the advantages provided by submarines, leading to growing numbers of submarines opera...
30 Oct 2018
Strategic deterrence: More than just nukes
Strategic deterrence has long been the realm of major powers, however the decreasing cost of key weapons systems, rising wealth and competing strategi...
18 Oct 2018
Responding to Australia’s increasingly dangerous predicament of proximity
Australia’s once insulating ‘tyranny of distance’ is rapidly being replaced by a dangerous ‘predicament of proximity’ to the fastest growing...
11 Oct 2018
What Australia's response to China could look like
Some of the nation's top strategic minds think Australia needs to shake-up its thinking in response to China’s unprecedented military build-up and i...

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