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27 Jun 2019
First responders, escorts and missile defenders: Surface action groups
While carriers and amphibious expeditionary groups are the most prominent naval task groups – surface action groups provide valuable, flexible force...
27 Jun 2019
The importance of enhancing Australia’s strategic space situational awareness
Space situational awareness (SSA) is emerging as one of the major battlegrounds of the 21st century. For Australia – a world leader in the develop...
26 Jun 2019
Lightning inbound! The US Marines ‘Lightning Carrier’ concept
As the capabilities of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter variants continue to evolve, new CONOPs will evolve around the fifth-generation platform – the ...
26 Jun 2019
Distractions, transactions, oh my! The challenges of an increasingly unreliable US
Despite record reinvestment in the US Armed Forces, a seemingly confrontational, albeit erratic, President, who is allegedly questioning the benefit o...
25 Jun 2019
The continuing importance of a proportional response
With tensions between the US and Iran continuing to bubble away following the shoot down of a US Navy RQ-4 Global Hawk and revelations the US Preside...
25 Jun 2019
Knowledge is power: Future-proofing the ADF’s ISR capabilities
In the era of vast volumes of information, advanced sensor suites and intelligence gathering platforms, decision making has never been easier – how...
24 Jun 2019
Digging in: China redoubles push in the South China Sea
Recent satellite imagery has revealed renewed Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea with the deployment of fighter aircraft to Woody Island. Th...
24 Jun 2019
Paris Air Show reveals increased global pursuit of 5th-gen fighter aircraft
As tensions between the world’s major powers continue to simmer – access to highly capable fifth-generation fighter aircraft has emerged as one of...
21 Jun 2019
Enhancing Australia’s south-east Asian relationships
Alliances are pivotal in maintaining prolonged periods of peace and prosperity – Australia’s position in the Indo-Pacific has been contingent on t...
21 Jun 2019
The world holds its breath: Sabre rattling in the Gulf
Following the shooting down of an American high altitude, long endurance drone over the Gulf of Oman, tensions are taking a step up as two implacable ...
20 Jun 2019
Recognising the limits of US power and pulling our weight in a changing world
The great myth of the ‘end of history’ following the collapse of the Soviet Union promised an unencumbered American Peace – however, the rapidly...
20 Jun 2019
Stimulating debate: Looking ahead to the next Defence White Paper
As both the global and regional power paradigms continue to change, Australia’s defence capabilities will accordingly need to evolve. The 2016 Defen...
19 Jun 2019
Flying the flag – US presence reaffirms strategic partnership
Nobody does forward deployed power projection quite like the United States – the arrival of the USS Wasp in Sydney Harbour ahead of Exercise Talisma...
19 Jun 2019
Growing European 6th-generation air combat program and the opportunities for Australia
As the joint European pursuit of sixth-generation air combat capabilities continues to gather pace, the collaborative nature of the European program p...
19 Jun 2019
A national strategy must acknowledge a changing global order
The changing nature of the global order, particularly in the Indo-Pacific, and the apparent willingness of potential adversaries to use economic, poli...
18 Jun 2019
Understanding Australia’s strategic moat in the ‘sea-air gap’
The strategic buttress of congested waterways and densely populated archipelagos of the ‘sea-air gap’ has formed the backbone of Australia’s def...
18 Jun 2019
Allies, mates: The changing nature of the Australian-US Alliance
As Australia and the US prepare for the kick-off of the Talisman Sabre 2019 joint exercises, it is important to recognise the alliance and friendship ...
17 Jun 2019
Another front: The growing challenges of political warfare
Political warfare is emerging as another battlefront for Australia to engage with potential 21st century adversaries on. However, Australia, like its ...
17 Jun 2019
The Indo-Pacific’s maritime choke points: Sunda and Lombok
The Straits of Sunda and Lombok provide deep water alternatives to the Straits of Malacca within close proximity of the Australian mainland, reinforci...
14 Jun 2019
Identifying and developing national strategic industries
Robust, innovative and globally competitive industry is critical to any national security equation – clearly identifying and supporting the strategi...

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