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24 Oct 2019
Let’s be realistic, despite the politics, 2,500 Marines isn’t going to do much
While much has been made about the growing numbers of US Marines rotating through Darwin as part of the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D), let...
24 Oct 2019
Tempers flare at Senate estimates as SEA 1000 hits early snag
“This is a project running late minister and if you don’t recognise that you shouldn’t be in the chair,” senator Rex Patrick levelled at Minis...
23 Oct 2019
Reassessing the US Middle East scale down and its impact on Australia
While much has been made about the withdrawal of US forces in Syria and the corresponding occupation by Turkish forces, closely evaluating the impact ...
23 Oct 2019
Latest Chinese military rhetoric raises eyebrows
“No one and no force can ever stop China’s full reunification,” defence minister Wei Fenghe told a security forum earlier in the week, piquing ...
22 Oct 2019
Beyond consulting: Is it time to expand ANZUS for a new era?
Designed and formalised in the early days of the Cold War, ANZUS marked a major transition in Australia’s position and approach to the new world ord...
22 Oct 2019
First official Australian ‘cyber crisis’ highlights growing threat
The Australian Signals Directorate has designated the attack on Parliament House’s network earlier this year as the country’s first official cyber...
21 Oct 2019
China’s growing blue water naval capabilities raise questions
China’s shipbuilders have been progressing at breakneck speed, with the recent launch of large-deck amphibious warfare ships, new nuclear and conven...
18 Oct 2019
Pentagon lawmakers echo Australia’s Syrian concerns
“ISIS will be back and the black flags will be back,” said the US’ readiness subcommittee chairman following a high-ranking briefing in Washingt...
17 Oct 2019
Australian public being ‘left in the dark’ on national security: Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Kevin Scarce
Former South Australian governor and retired Rear Admiral, Kevin Scarce, has set tongues wagging claiming that Australia’s political and defence lea...
17 Oct 2019
Responding to ‘grey zone’ tactics with a values-based, national agenda
As the fabric of Australian and Western democracies come under ever increasing pressure from totalitarian governments, organised crime and violent ext...
16 Oct 2019
Dibb Report 2.0: Paul Dibb enters the ‘Defending Australia’ debate
Renowned Australian strategic policy expert Paul Dibb has launched a scathing assessment of the nation’s increasingly precarious position in the Ind...
16 Oct 2019
South Korea doubles down with new, expanded aircraft carrier plans
Drawing inspiration from the resurgent Royal Navy, South Korea is preparing two plans for a conventional aircraft carrier force in response to the ris...
15 Oct 2019
Balancing values, Australia’s China relations and its position in the region
The values differences between Australia, the West and China are becoming increasingly visible. The way in which the nation navigates the increasingly...
15 Oct 2019
Frank Lowy calls on Australia to pull its socks up and invest in itself for the future
Sir Frank Lowy has issued a challenge for the government and Australian people as the nation appears to be inching towards an economic slow down: buil...
14 Oct 2019
Pushing back against China doesn’t mean the end of the world despite the hype
Over the weekend, Allan Gyngell, AO, penned a piece titled ‘How to train your Dragon’ as an introduction to the rapidly developing challenge Aust...
14 Oct 2019
Prime Minister announces Pacific trade and cultural ties as part of renewed push
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a renewed push to expand the trade and cultural relationships between Australia and the south Pacific as ...
11 Oct 2019
History provides a clue for the future: Andrew Hastie
Chair of the parliamentary joint committee for intelligence and security, and former SAS Captain, Andrew Hastie has once again called for Australia to...
11 Oct 2019
South Korea pursuit of nuclear submarines heats up regional competition
South Korea is allegedly reviewing plans to build a 5,000-tonne nuclear-powered submarine based on the French Barracuda Class submarine, which serves...
10 Oct 2019
Shipbuilding is sexy, but sustainment pays the bills: RADM Wendy Malcolm
While much of the focus has been placed on the $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, an elite team within CASG is working behind the scenes to ensure t...
9 Oct 2019
Girt by sea: MINDEF’s Sea Power speech reinforces the role of RAN
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has used her address to the Sea Power Conference to reinforce the future of the Royal Australian Navy and its record $...

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