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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...
1 Jul 2020
‘The future is now’: Defence boost backed in by experts
Senator Jim Molan and ASPI’s Peter Jennings have thrown their weight behind defence spending boosts, as Canberra ups funding to 2 per cent of GDP o...
30 Jun 2020
PM to reaffirm commitment to nation’s defence capability investment
As regional tensions continue to mount, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has moved to reaffirm the nation’s commitment to defence expenditure, with an ...
30 Jun 2020
Japanese Izumo carrier modification progresses well
Japan’s unprecedented wave of military modernisation is at a critical juncture as the first of the Izumo Class ‘helicopter carriers’ marks a cr...
29 Jun 2020
US House Armed Services Committee backs calls for Indo-Pacific Deterrence Initiative
Following plans outlined by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) has identified US$3.6 billion to sup...
26 Jun 2020
Japan shifts focus from defensive Aegis to ‘pre-emptive’ strike capability
Following revelations that Japan has formally cancelled its introduction of the Aegis Ashore defence system, the country has shifted gears with a focu...

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