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7 Jan 2020
Assessing the impact of America’s unilateral Iranian strike
As the world holds its breath for a looming clash between the US and Iran following the assassination of Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani, Mohamm...
6 Jan 2020
Strategic policy expert calls for enhanced Australian response to Beijing’s political warfare
Australian strategic policy leader Alan Dupont has called for a renewed, enhanced response to counter the increasing pervasiveness of Beijing’s infl...
24 Dec 2019
A royal commission is the best way to find solutions to the veteran suicide crisis
With much ink already spilled on the merits of a royal commission into veteran suicide, it’s helpful to recap what we know and what we don’t know ...
23 Dec 2019
Record Pentagon budget approved as US refocuses on great power competition
Congress has approved US President Donald Trump’s US$738 billion defence budget as part of the administration’s US$1.4 trillion FY2020 budget, wit...
20 Dec 2019
Triumphant Johnson to conduct major overhaul of British foreign policy
Freshly returned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing for the biggest shake up in British foreign policy since the end of the Cold War, a...
18 Dec 2019
Chinese Navy takes delivery of second aircraft carrier
As if to say “we don’t care if the world is watching”, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has officially welcomed its second, an...
17 Dec 2019
China’s naval expansion continues as shipyards build at blistering rate
As the US heads towards a fleet of 355 ships, its major power contender, the People’s Liberation Army Navy, is keeping up with the US and, in some c...
17 Dec 2019
Australian parliamentary committee narrows down nuclear energy solution
Ted O’Brien, chair of the House standing committee on environment and energy, has set out a path towards conditional acceptance of new and emerging ...
16 Dec 2019
Australian strategic policy expert welcomes potential for US Naval base
Ross Babbage, an Australian strategic policy specialist, has welcomed revelations of a $715 million expansion of naval infrastructure in the Northern ...
13 Dec 2019
Defence Minister renews and expands strategic relationship with South Korea
Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and her South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo have taken steps to build on the Prime Minister’s effo...
12 Dec 2019
At-sea nuclear deterrent submarines top priority for US Navy
As Russia, China and the UK all embark on a modernisation of the seaborne leg of their nuclear arsenals, the US Navy’s planned Columbia Class balli...
12 Dec 2019
On Point: It’s time for a national security strategy
Major General Jim Molan has called for Australia to implement a tailor-made strategy for defence and security, due to dramatic changes in the global d...
11 Dec 2019
US Navy remains confident carriers will play key role in countering China
US Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Gilday, has responded to the doom and gloom about the survivability of the US Navy’s carrier fleet, se...
10 Dec 2019
He’s back: Hugh White seeks to clarify ‘How to defend Australia’
Contentious strategic policy specialist Hugh White has re-entered the public debate to defend the central thesis of his book How to defend Australia ...
10 Dec 2019
Assistant Defence Minister gives outlook on Australia’s role in the Pacific
Assistant Defence Minister and Minister for International Development and the Pacific Alex Hawke has highlighted the government’s ambitions for the ...
9 Dec 2019
The Guns of August: UK Professor predicts the US-China flash point of the 2020s
In the lead up to the First World War, game theory dictated that all parties would act rationally – they didn’t. In an echo of history, Patrick Po...
9 Dec 2019
Australian and Indonesian ministers look to strengthen regional ties
Australian and Indonesian foreign and defence ministers have gathered in Bali for the sixth 2+2 meeting, which followed the 12th Bali Democracy Forum....
9 Dec 2019
Op-Ed: The links between national security and a world-leading education capability
As Australia struggles to comprehend its latest abysmal results and slip in the global rankings of education performance, Industry 4.0 and the growing...
6 Dec 2019
Former PM calls for larger Australia to counter Indo-Pacific threats
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has rattled the public debate, calling on Australia to embrace a “big and bold” population agenda to ensure the n...
5 Dec 2019
ASPI raises an important question: Who is leading the Indo-Pacific?
At a time of heightened global and regional competition, Rod Lyon and Aakriti Bachhawat, writing for ASPI, have asked the critical question that shoul...

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