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15 Oct 2021
AUKUS: Shaking up the Indo-Pacific status quo
The AUKUS trilateral partnership between Australia, the UK and the US is a significant step towards countering the rise of China’s interests and inc...
14 Oct 2021
State of play — Powering ahead with the SEA 5000 project
Three years have passed since the federal government selected BAE Systems Maritime Australia to deliver the Hunter Class frigate program. ...
13 Oct 2021
Challenges for the nuclear submarine task force
What hurdles lie ahead for the nuclear submarine task force? Former Royal Australian Navy officer Christopher Skinner explores.  ...
12 Oct 2021
Helping industry reap the benefits of the AUKUS deal
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price reflects on the new opportunities available to local businesses under the trilateral AUKUS partnership. ...
11 Oct 2021
Submerged in scrutiny
In mid-September, the Commonwealth government scrapped the much scrutinised SEA 1000 contract in favour of locally built nuclear-powered submarines. S...
7 Oct 2021
Has Biden awoken from an Indo-Pacific slumber?
Analysts from the US Studies Centre explore whether the AUKUS deal has signalled the start of a bolder US posture in the Indo-Pacific. ...
6 Oct 2021
Information warfare, an immediate threat
Australia must expedite cyber and AI technology sharing arrangements with the United States and United Kingdom to address the immediate threat of cybe...
5 Oct 2021
Will AUKUS undercut Australia’s sovereignty?
Could Australia’s nuclear submarine deal with the United States and the United Kingdom scupper efforts to bolster the nation’s sovereign defence c...
1 Oct 2021
Assessing Germany’s Indo-Pacific push
What does a bolder German posture in the region mean for Australia and its regional partners? ...
30 Sep 2021
Supporting defence innovation with an Australian DARPA
Establishing an Australian DARPA is an essential step to progress the critical link between Defence and defence industry, in turn fostering world-clas...
30 Sep 2021
The F-35 as the foundation of allied deterrence in the Indo-Pacific
Joe North, chief executive of Lockheed Martin Australia, explains why the company’s fifth-generation fighter jet will be the “lynchpin” of allia...
29 Sep 2021
Exploiting the post-Afghanistan chaos
Following their tumultuous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the US signalled its broad swathe of political and military vulnerabilities to the world. In ...
28 Sep 2021
Timely realisation of the Australian nuclear submarine force
Former RAN officer Chris Skinner explains how Australia could fill a potential capability gap exposed ahead of the delivery of a nuclear-powered subm...
24 Sep 2021
What does it all mean, and what can Australia do?
Senator for NSW and retired Major General Jim Molan analyses the new AUKUS partnership, and makes the case for Australia to develop a comprehensive na...
24 Sep 2021
Will AUKUS spur a new-look defence strategy?
Australia’s historic trilateral security partnership with the UK and the US should be the catalyst for a major defence policy overhaul, according ...
23 Sep 2021
Australia must prosecute the benefits of AUKUS to the Indo-Pacific
Responses to the new AUKUS agreement differ across the region, from outright support through to worry about the increased militarisation of the Indo-P...
22 Sep 2021
The sub story no one wants to hear
It’s the sub story no one wants to hear – the coming end of the submarine era. But we must expect it, writes Roger Bradbury, emeritus professor of...
20 Sep 2021
Continuity of Australian submarine capability must be assured
Former Royal Australian Navy officer Chris Skinner examines Australia’s new nuclear submarine program, comparing the program’s projected timeline...
16 Sep 2021
Can Canberra trust Washington to keep Beijing at bay?
Will the Biden administration fulfil its promises to Australia and its regional neighbours as they contend with a coercive China? ...
14 Sep 2021
Regional superpowers seize initiative in Afghanistan
The recent Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has provided a unique opportunity for regional superpowers to leverage the unfolding political chaos. ...

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