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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,...
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 ...

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