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20 Jun 2019
Recognising the limits of US power and pulling our weight in a changing world
The great myth of the ‘end of history’ following the collapse of the Soviet Union promised an unencumbered American Peace – however, the rapidly...
20 Jun 2019
Stimulating debate: Looking ahead to the next Defence White Paper
As both the global and regional power paradigms continue to change, Australia’s defence capabilities will accordingly need to evolve. The 2016 Defen...
19 Jun 2019
Flying the flag – US presence reaffirms strategic partnership
Nobody does forward deployed power projection quite like the United States – the arrival of the USS Wasp in Sydney Harbour ahead of Exercise Talisma...
19 Jun 2019
Growing European 6th-generation air combat program and the opportunities for Australia
As the joint European pursuit of sixth-generation air combat capabilities continues to gather pace, the collaborative nature of the European program p...
19 Jun 2019
A national strategy must acknowledge a changing global order
The changing nature of the global order, particularly in the Indo-Pacific, and the apparent willingness of potential adversaries to use economic, poli...
18 Jun 2019
Understanding Australia’s strategic moat in the ‘sea-air gap’
The strategic buttress of congested waterways and densely populated archipelagos of the ‘sea-air gap’ has formed the backbone of Australia’s def...
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...

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