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20 Aug 2019
Securing Australia’s naval shipbuilding future and navigating the challenges of industry modernisation
Australia’s record $95 billion shipbuilding program is poised to reshape the nation’s naval shipbuilding capacity and the future warfare capabilit...
20 Aug 2019
Japan leads development of regional ‘capability aggregation and collective deterrence’
The Japanese government’s approval of the F-35B acquisition and modernisation of its maritime capabilities has been designed to reinforce the nation...
20 Aug 2019
Expanding the capability of the OPVs ahead of mission creep
Australia’s Armidale Class patrol boats have steadily experienced mission creep throughout their operational life, therefore it is reasonable to ass...
19 Aug 2019
US Studies Centre study calls for greater Australian Indo-Pacific pivot
The perfect storm of factors is seeing the US military capability in the Indo-Pacific “atrophy” in the face of rising tactical and strategic chall...
19 Aug 2019
Fortress Australia 2.0: Hardening the continent’s north
There is a growing consensus among Australia’s strategic policy apparatus that the north of the continent is going to play an increasingly important...
16 Aug 2019
Using a national network of Centres of Excellence to support industrial capability
Combining the legislative and policy-setting power of state and federal government provides an opportunity to develop an interconnected network of hig...
16 Aug 2019
Expanding the Gap Year program to support Australia’s growing regional responsibilities
The ADF Gap Year program has served as a powerful recruitment tool, providing school leavers with the opportunity to experience life in the Armed Forc...
15 Aug 2019
Projecting Australian power from behind a continental shield
Much has been made in recent months of turning Australia into the equivalent of a strategic echidna, a target so prickly that potential adversaries wi...
15 Aug 2019
Prime Minister’s visit to Pacific Islands Forum to reinforce Australia’s Pacific step-up
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has arrived at the Pacific Islands Forum at Tuvalu with a focus on supporting the development of Australia’s Pacific ...
15 Aug 2019
Recognising the strategic importance of India and Australia’s relationship
On this day (15 August) in 1947, UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act, transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Asse...
14 Aug 2019
Preparing for a new Defence Force Posture Review
Opposition defence spokesperson Richard Marles used the election to commit the ALP to conducting a new Defence Force Posture Review – the first su...
14 Aug 2019
Further Chinese crackdown in Hong Kong sends renewed warning to region
With the People’s Liberation Army massing on the border of Hong Kong and a series of renewed pro-democracy riots, the message to the Indo-Pacific i...
13 Aug 2019
Debate continues to limit Australia’s future in an era of rising great powers
Almost like taking a leaf out of the book of Neville Chamberlain, Australia’s strategic policy community has used the language of defeat and accommo...
13 Aug 2019
Growing focus on Indian Ocean for new Defence Minister
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has reinforced Australia’s position as an Indian Ocean power during a speech at the Indo-Pacific Conference hosted...
12 Aug 2019
Is it time to modernise the Two Ocean policy?
Australia’s Two Ocean policy, established in the late 1980s, marked a major shift in the naval force posture of the Royal Australian Navy as it shi...
12 Aug 2019
Growing consensus about Darwin heralds need for Aussie balance in the Pacific
Growing consensus amongst Australia’s political and strategic leaders, combined with a renewed American focus on Darwin, has highlighted the importa...
9 Aug 2019
Charting the middle path between the US-China strategic competition
Former SAS officer turned government MP Andrew Hastie has issued a call to arms for Australia to chart a middle path between the growing Chinese and A...
9 Aug 2019
Calls for Australia to position itself as an ‘honest broker’ requires increased national capacity
The rapidly evolving economic, political and geo-strategic paradigm has prompted many from across Australian politics and strategic think tanks to ca...
8 Aug 2019
MINDEF outlines plans to expand Australia’s strategic relationship with NATO
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has moved to strengthen Australia’s strategic partnership with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a ceremony...
8 Aug 2019
Maximising the role of a 5th-generation air force in projecting national power
PhD candidate Peter Hunter’s special report for ASPI has presented a series of important questions about the future of the Royal Australian Air Forc...

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