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23 Mar 2020
A silver lining: Pandemic fears sees growing consensus about need for true national resilience
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has joined an ever-growing choir of public policy, government and media pundits calling on the Australian government...
23 Mar 2020
Strategic policy expert calls for expanded air defence interceptor capability
Dr Malcolm Davis of ASPI has called for greater Australian and allied consideration for the development of a highly capable air defence interceptor to...
20 Mar 2020
What does the future hold for the Quad?
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue among the US, Japan, India, and Australia (the Quad) has returned to prominence after an eight-year hiatus. Seni...
20 Mar 2020
Bang for our buck? Afghanistan and ANZUS
Australia has spent close to $10 billion on involvement in Afghanistan. With scheduled withdrawal being touted as a victory, a closer look at the numb...
19 Mar 2020
INSIGHT: Australia’s relationship with China – Andrew Hastie MP
On this episode of Defence Connect Insight Podcast, Andrew Hastie MP joins hosts Phil Tarrant and Steve Kuper to break down the unique dynamics of the...
19 Mar 2020
Hugh White calls for greater competition in future sub program
Author of How to Defend Australia Hugh White has used the launch of a report by Insight Economics to call for greater competition in Australia’s la...
18 Mar 2020
Strategist fleshes out how Australia can ‘deter China’
Paul Dibb has provided interesting insight and detail into how he believes Australia can leverage key relationships with the US and other allies, comb...
17 Mar 2020
High time for hypersonic missiles?
The US is joining Russia and China in developing a new kind of weapon system. In this race they have seemingly fallen behind their competitors, but...
16 Mar 2020
US bomber force too small to meet deterrence role: Ret’d USAF General
Former US Air Force vice chief of staff, General (Ret’d) John Loh, has expressed growing concerns about the diminishing size of the US strategic bom...
13 Mar 2020
ASPI: ADF move towards Australia’s north, a risk worth taking?
As part of the ‘North of 26° south’ series from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s The Strategist, Graeme Dunk has questioned the hy...
12 Mar 2020
From ‘war on terror' to ‘great power competition’: A role change for special ops?
The outward strategy of the US and it allies is shifting away from the ‘war on terror’ towards ‘great power competition’ between global powers...
12 Mar 2020
Double down on sub program, what could go wrong? ASPI
ASPI executive director Peter Jennings has called for Australia to redouble its efforts and commitment to the existing Attack Class program, saying th...
11 Mar 2020
Long time to go before death of manned fighters: ASPI expert
Dr Malcolm Davis of ASPI has responded to a piece by Defence Connect and the comments about the future of manned and unmanned fighter aircraft made b...
11 Mar 2020
Lessons for Australia from 2021 US defence budget
US defence spending might be up, with US$704.5 billion expected to be spent on modernising and expanding the capabilities of the US military as it is ...
10 Mar 2020
Why shouldn’t Australia have a say in the Indo-Pacific’s 21st century rules?
The Lowy Institute’s Sam Roggeveen has declared that “Asia needs a new order for the post-American era, and it cannot be a liberal one”. In lig...
10 Mar 2020
Sea mines a cheap, low-tech threat to Australia’s oil supply
Elizabeth White, a former official in the Department of Defence has raised, in an article for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, the threat t...
9 Mar 2020
Charting Australia’s course: Coexistence or conflict?
The time has come for Australia to chart its path forward in the Indo-Pacific – the Australian National University’s Rory Medcalf has launched hi...
9 Mar 2020
US Navy to can older DDGs in attempt to focus limited resources
They are the workhorse of the US Navy, but in light of increasingly tight budgets, the older Arleigh Burke Class destroyers are headed for the chopp...
9 Mar 2020
‘Revolutionary’ warfare or good marketing: Turkey’s Syria drone strikes
On 1 March, the Turkish military launched an air assault on a number of Syrian government targets in retaliation for an attack that killed 34 Turkish...
6 Mar 2020
Wrong, Elon: Fighter pilot community pushes back against Musk
He’s controversial, he’s wealthy and he’s drawn the ire of the global fighter pilot community – now US Air Force fighter pilots and senior le...

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