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21 Jan 2022
Redefining the Army Reserve: An Israeli case study
Australia’s Reservists have played a phenomenal role in supporting the country during national emergencies. However, this has come at the expense of...
20 Jan 2022
Defending investment in armoured vehicle capability
Senator for NSW and retired Major General Jim Molan responds to criticism of the Commonwealth government’s multibillion-dollar acquisition of armou...
20 Jan 2022
Australian-made quantum computer reaches 99% accuracy milestone
Developed by a UNSW Sydney-led team, the silicone-based quantum computer has demonstrated that “near error-free quantum computing is possible” wit...
19 Jan 2022
Exploring a new approach to Defence spending
Was the Commonwealth government’s recent purchase of an enhanced fleet of Abrams tanks a good use of a funding “windfall”? ...
18 Jan 2022
Overcoming quantity with quality: Can the British military withstand troop cuts?
Under the British government’s force structure plan, Downing Street has resolved to reduce the size of the British Army by 9,500 soldiers to 72,500....
17 Jan 2022
Why the West must end its preoccupation with Putin’s Russia
The West’s response to Russia’s encroachment of Ukrainian sovereignty has distracted from the real threat, China, according to one former US presi...
14 Jan 2022
China’s economic forecasts slashed, but growth remains on the horizon
While China’s growth forecasts were revised down this week, moderate inflation has provided policymakers with a degree of flexibility adjusting the ...
13 Jan 2022
How will North Korea play its cards in 2022?
Should the international community expect the regime to overhaul its geostrategic posture in response to new internal, regional and global development...
11 Jan 2022
How likely is a direct military confrontation with China?
Does China pose a genuine military threat to Australia or have “hawkish” observers exaggerated tensions? ...
10 Jan 2022
Unmanned maritime vessels: Military gamechanger or expensive prototype?
Findings from the littoral combat ship (LCS) in the United States, a vessel that boasts a streamlined crew of 40 members, has demonstrated that reduce...
7 Jan 2022
Sweden launches Psychological Defence Agency, is it time for Australia to follow suit?
Sweden this week launched the Psychological Defence Agency, aimed exclusively at identifying and combating foreign information campaigns. With the ris...
6 Jan 2022
Xi, Putin laud Sino-Russian friendship in end of year conference – but will the love-in last?
At a video conference in mid-December, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladmir Putin reiterated their common interests and reaffirm...
5 Jan 2022
Deteriorating Croatian-Serbian relations, a flashpoint for NATO and Russia
Major increases in Serbia’s military budget, supported by China and Russia, coupled with a war of words between the leaders of Croatia and Serbia ha...
4 Jan 2022
Democratisation of technology in the era of great power competition
From drones to cyber operations and clandestine SOF missions, how has the democratisation of technology shaped the contest for control in the era of g...
24 Dec 2021
Strengthening ties: The value of enhancing a Philippine-Australia strategic partnership
As the Commonwealth government embarked on one of Australia’s largest and most ambitious naval capability upgrades since Federation following the c...
23 Dec 2021
Latest on the Joint Air Battle Management System
In August, the Department of Defence shortlisted Lockheed Martin Australia and Northrop Grumman Australia as finalists for the AIR 6500 Phase I projec...
22 Dec 2021
Taiwan is not a ‘chess piece’, warns China
In the past two years, Beijing has stepped up military and diplomatic pressure to assert its sovereignty claims over Taiwan, angering Taipei and causi...
20 Dec 2021
Exploring South Korea’s emergence as a key geostrategic ally
Canberra is well placed to deepen its partnership with Seoul as South Korea looks to bolster its contribution to regional security. ...
17 Dec 2021
Reciprocating Washington’s military commitment to Canberra
Why Canberra must proactively lay the ground work for an expanded US presence in Australia. ...
15 Dec 2021
Analysing the timing of Defence’s Taipan decision
Why has the Commonwealth government suddenly decided to retire the Taipan fleet after years of well-documented trouble?  ...

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