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28 Jan 2020
Blood in the water: Professor identifies limits of US power
New Delhi-based Professor Brahma Chellaney has reinforced the growing concerns about the tactical and strategic limitations of the US as it struggles ...
28 Jan 2020
Federal government urged to prepare nation for virus outbreak
It may seem like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster, but the Royal Australian College of GPs has issued a call for the Commonwealth to adequatel...
24 Jan 2020
Strategic analyst reopens debate about ‘core force’ v ‘Defence of Australia’
Since its inception, the Defence of Australia concept has been contentious, focused too heavily on the defensive and containing adversaries until a gr...
23 Jan 2020
Top 5 for 2019: Defence Connect’s best Insight stories
2019 was a big year for Defence and defence industry, with major projects kicking off across the three branches. In this top five, we will cover the m...
22 Jan 2020
National resilience v national security? Understanding increasingly blurry distinctions
Rising nation-state competition, global and domestic economic headwinds and stagnation, asymmetric threats and environmental challenges are all servin...
22 Jan 2020
Potential flashpoints in the 2020s: Overlapping contestation, governance and environmental crises
As we hit the start of the 2020s with a burning thud, strategists, economists and national security pundits have been crystal-balling what the decade ...
21 Jan 2020
Responding to the age of disruption by asking the difficult questions
Rising great power competition, mounting national debt, automation, economic instability and climate change are all serving to undermine the traditi...
21 Jan 2020
Congress debates how to best deter China – beyond nuclear weapons
Amid growing concerns in US Congress about America’s capacity to deter an increasingly assertive China, Congress has kicked off a review of how the...
20 Jan 2020
Enhancing the value of northern Australia in the era of great power competition
Executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Peter Jennings, has called on Australia’s leaders to place more value on northern A...
17 Jan 2020
Concerns grow about impact of US-China trade deal on Aussie economic stability
It looks like the US-China trade spat is finally coming to an end as the two great powers sign off on the first phase of a new trade deal, with many b...
17 Jan 2020
Germany turns back on EU, shifting to protect local defence industry
European powerhouse Germany has rocked the boat following a Dutch company securing a US$6.7 billion shipbuilding deal for the German Navy, forcing a ...
16 Jan 2020
Sorry Hewson, you’re wrong: The ADF’s primary role is to defend the nation, not disaster response
Former Liberal opposition leader John Hewson has issued a rallying cry to see the ADF mobilised to address the nation’s “greatest security threat...
15 Jan 2020
$80bn future submarine program runs aground, again
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released a scathing review into the nation’s largest defence program – the $80 billion Attack Cla...
15 Jan 2020
Preparing the nation for a truly sovereign naval shipbuilding capability
2020 is shaping up to be a big year for the government’s $95 billion Naval Shipbuilding Program. As the multibillion-dollar Arafura Class and Hunter...
14 Jan 2020
Going it alone: White proposes confronting reality for Australia’s strategic future
Hugh White has called for Australia’s strategic and political leaders to envisage a world where the nation will be required to embrace its national ...
14 Jan 2020
US Navy leadership refuses to accept ‘hollow force’ in face of future challenges
As the US Navy pursues its goal of 355 ships, acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly has stressed the importance of maintaining the qualitative edg...
13 Jan 2020
The growing importance of morals in foreign and defence policy
In a world of growing ‘grey areas’, the often ‘black and white’ of morality is not as distinct – political and hybrid warfare and embolden...
13 Jan 2020
Australia’s precarious energy grid undermines national security
Bushfires, heat waves and a decaying energy generation and transmission system is increasingly undermining Australia’s national security, the econo...
10 Jan 2020
Singapore approved for F-35B acquisition as tensions in SE Asia continue to brew
While the conversation about Australia’s purchase of the short take-off, vertical landing (STOVL) ‘B’ variant of the F-35 periodically rears its...
10 Jan 2020
Understanding the continuing and concerning vulnerability of commercial airliners
Following revelations that a civilian airliner departing Tehran was accidentally shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile killing a number of in...

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