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13 Feb 2020
Here we go again: Naval Group Australia CEO issues scathing challenge for Aussie industry
Naval Group Australia CEO John Davis has some very strong words about the readiness and capacity of Australia’s industry to support the nation’s ...
12 Feb 2020
US defence budget reveals mixed bag for Indo-Pacific Air Force units
Despite a US defence budget of $705 billion, it is proving to be a bit of a mixed bag for the US Air Force based in and around the Indo-Pacific, with ...
12 Feb 2020
More ships a focus for US budget, but 20% cut reveals mixed messages
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has confirmed he is committed to a bigger fleet, but both bureaucrats and senior service personnel are concerned ab...
11 Feb 2020
Taking a closer look at Singapore’s ‘poison shrimp’ defence doctrine
The “poison shrimp” defence has long established the small, wealthy island nation of Singapore as one of south-east Asia’s premier strategic and...
11 Feb 2020
US President proposes new expenditure in nuclear energy to sure up energy security
US President Donald Trump’s FY2021 budget has earmarked US$1.2 billion ($1.7 billion) for nuclear energy research and development programs, as the U...
10 Feb 2020
Shrinking ‘warning time’ needs to be addressed: Beazley and Dibb
Both the Defence of Australia doctrine and the sea-air gap stress the importance of “warning time” forming the basis of Australia’s response to ...
7 Feb 2020
Preparing for the unthinkable, major war in the 2020s
Stephan Frühling has released his latest piece discussing the preparation of Australia to participate in a major war this decade, with some startling...
7 Feb 2020
Whatever happened to France’s Queen Elizabeth twin, the DEAC aircraft carrier?
In the lead up to the formalised design of the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, then-design partner DCNS, now Naval Group, pres...
6 Feb 2020
We’re now pursuing a ‘son-of-Collins’ to prevent submarine capability gap?
Defence economist Marcus Hellyer has revealed an apparent back flip by Defence as the organisation moves to roll-out technology destined for the futur...
6 Feb 2020
Trump’s State of the Union address reinforces US military build-up, signals overseas presence cuts
Despite failed impeachment proceedings, US President Donald Trump has used his State of the Union address to praise the ongoing modernisation of the U...
5 Feb 2020
Expert call for RAN corvettes presents an opportunity for ‘high-low’ force development
ASPI senior analyst Malcolm Davis has issued a call for the Royal Australian Navy and Defence bureaucracy to meet the changing technological and regio...
5 Feb 2020
PM, economy and country caught between rock and hard place: Paul Kelly
Renowned political journalist Paul Kelly has raised the alarm on Australia’s deepening dependence on China as fears of a slow down amid the coronavi...
4 Feb 2020
Establishing an Australian strategic umbrella in the Indo-Pacific
Growing concerns about the capacity of the US to act as a strategic balancer in the region have prompted emerging and established allies to scramble f...
3 Feb 2020
Growing concerns about inflation pressure on US defence budget
With a surging economy, renewed investment following years of sequestration, it would appear that America's military is in a prime position to meet it...
3 Feb 2020
Japan’s next-gen fighter progress responds to China’s fifth-gen evolution
It has been a long road. Japan’s Ministry of Defense has revealed that progress was gathering pace on the nation’s next-generation air dominance f...
31 Jan 2020
National security is the result of national resilience: John Blackburn AO
With increasingly blurry lines between what constitutes traditional “national security” and “national resilience”, the conversation seems to b...
31 Jan 2020
Understanding Australia’s evolving and competing strategic priorities
Stephan Frühling’s second piece in a series of analyses delves into Australia’s role in an evolving geostrategic paradigm and the need for Aust...
30 Jan 2020
PM signals growing government focus on building national resilience
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pivoted following a politically devastating summer period to come out swinging with his address at the National Pres...
30 Jan 2020
Royal Navy puts finishing touches on first true carrier strike group in a decade
The Royal Navy has kicked off the final round of qualifications and trials of HMS Queen Elizabeth, marking the beginning of a new era in British nava...
29 Jan 2020
Preparing for the next Defence White Paper and a ‘new look’ ADF
ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre academic Stephan Frühling has penned an introductory piece ahead of Australia’s next Defence White Paper,...

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