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15 Jul 2019
China responds with renewed A2/AD missile tests
While the US, Australian and Japanese militaries conduct high intensity combat operations in and around north Queensland, rising power China has resp...
12 Jul 2019
Barracuda launch heralds beginning of new submarine era for France and Australia
As Australia’s own $50 billion Attack Class submarine program continues to gather pace despite concerns, France, parent nation of the Barracuda desi...
12 Jul 2019
Australia’s dilemma: Strategic independence v strategic dependence
Australia has long sought to balance the paradigms of strategic independence and strategic dependence – seemingly limited by a comparatively small ...
11 Jul 2019
Addressing the elephant in the room: The national security and economic overlap
Australia is consistently told that as a nation we are torn between our economic relationship with China and the long-standing strategic partnership w...
11 Jul 2019
Fitting between OPV and Hunter: The need for a deployable, ocean going patrol frigate
As the Royal Australian Navy prepares for the arrival of the first Arafura and Hunter Class vessels in the early-to-mid 2020s, evolving regional and g...
10 Jul 2019
The Empire Strikes Back: Defence Minister pushes for greater Aus-UK collaboration
In a blast from the past, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has used a speech in the UK to renew the special relationship between Australia and the UK a...
10 Jul 2019
The growing militarisation of space and Australia’s need to take the strategic initiative
It may be a far cry from the USS Enterprise of Captain Kirk, but the recent capture of images of the secretive Boeing designed X-37B space plane rais...
9 Jul 2019
Japan’s ARDB: The marine unit piquing China’s interest
With China sending a spy vessel down towards Australia in order to gather intelligence from Exercise Talisman Sabre, it is understood the main focus w...
5 Jul 2019
Lay the foundation: Develop and focus on strategic priorities and consistency
Strategic consistency and priorities have become more and more relevant in a rapidly changing region. Australian strategic thinkers have in recent we...
5 Jul 2019
Plan Beersheba, LAND 400 and a third way
The Australian Army’s joint LAND 400 program provides the opportunity to reshape and reorganise the combat formation of the Army to better support t...
4 Jul 2019
Aegis ashore, NORFORCE and an integrated Aussie BMD and A2/AD network
With the increasing proliferation of advanced ballistic and cruise missile threats in the Indo-Pacific, the Australian mainland has never been more ex...
4 Jul 2019
Hybrid warfare and a new role for Australia’s Special Forces?
The rise of asymmetric threats backed by state and non-state actors is challenging conventional force structures. Australia’s Special Forces are in...
3 Jul 2019
Defining a ‘great power’ and what it looks like for Australia
As US ambassador to Australia Arthur Culvahouse calls for Australia to embrace a ‘great power’ presence in the Indo-Pacific – understanding th...
3 Jul 2019
Defence industry as a catalyst for Australia’s industrial rebirth
Success leaves clues – as Australia embarks on the largest peacetime recapitalisation and investment in the nation’s defence and defence industr...
2 Jul 2019
Modern battleships: Arsenal ships and next-gen surface long-range maritime strike
While aircraft carriers will continue to serve a pivotal role in the era of increasingly advanced, long-range integrated anti-access/area denial (A2/A...
2 Jul 2019
Size does matter: A frank conversation about ADF manpower
A period of modernisation combined with the increasing capability of regional peer and near-peer competitors is challenging the traditional technologi...
1 Jul 2019
Australia's rapidly closing window of opportunity
Over the weekend, renowned Australian strategic policy expert Hugh White added fuel to the fire about the rapidly changing strategic environment of th...
1 Jul 2019
Will a royal commission into veteran suicide address the larger issue?
Australia’s service personnel answer the call to protect the nation and its interests – with single-minded dedication and commitment to keeping Au...
1 Jul 2019
Mothballs: Developing Australia’s strategic materiel reserves
As Australia undergoes the largest peacetime modernisation and recapitalisation of the ADF, a number of platforms will be retired from service or on-s...
28 Jun 2019
Establishing a second ‘Fortress of the Pacific’ – Developing Darwin
Darwin has long served as one of Australia’s key staging points for launching operations into south-east Asia and the broader Indo-Pacific. As China...

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