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30 Apr 2019
Birds of a feather: Middle powers and bipartisan strategic policy making
Canada, like Australia, has a shared history of reliance upon global great powers for strategic security. This dependence has resulted in an often myo...
30 Apr 2019
The history of the Royal Australian Navy (Part Two)
In the days surrounding Anzac Day, Defence Connect will be looking back on the history of the Australian Defence Force branches, with the current seri...
29 Apr 2019
Policy precedence: The power of bipartisanship in developing defence policy (Part 1)
Politics plays an important role in the formation of any nation’s strategic posture and Australia is no different. As Indo-Pacific Asia develops, th...
29 Apr 2019
National security strategy key to linking new ADF capabilities together
Australia is undertaking some overdue reforms of the defence sector. The federal government has done commendable work in this area, undertaking the la...
29 Apr 2019
The history of the Royal Australian Navy (Part One)
In the days surrounding Anzac Day, Defence Connect will be looking back on the history of the Australian Defence Force branches, and will now move on ...
26 Apr 2019
Reach out and touch someone: Indo-Pacific Asia’s tactical and strategic bombers
Long-range strike aircraft, ranging from tactical to strategic bombers, provide nations with potent power projection and deterrence capabilities. The ...
26 Apr 2019
Duty and honour – The history of the Australian Army (Part Three)
In the days surrounding Anzac Day, Defence Connect will be looking back on the history of the Australian Defence Force branches, beginning with the...
24 Apr 2019
The teeth in China’s anti-access/area denial defences
China’s pursuit of a reliable counter to US and allied multi-domain power projection platforms like carrier strike groups has resulted in the develo...
24 Apr 2019
Duty and honour – The History of the Australian Army (Part Two)
In the days surrounding Anzac Day, Defence Connect will be looking back on the history of the Australian Defence Force branches, beginning with the A...
18 Apr 2019
Wolves of the sea: Hunter killers and boomers in the Indo-Pacific
Next-generation submarines are emerging as another battle ground for the competing super powers, with both the US and China seeking to develop and in...
18 Apr 2019
The layers of modern missile defence
As hypersonics transform the capabilities of contemporary strike missiles, the systems used to defend against such weapons will continue to evolve. L...
17 Apr 2019
Drawing parallels: The build up for WWI and the 21st century’s carrier race
Naval power has always played a critical role in the way great powers interact. The decades leading up to the outbreak of the First World War saw an u...
17 Apr 2019
Higher, faster, further – The pursuit of next-generation fighter dominance
While F-35 production ramps up, American and European research and development efforts have turned to a next generation of air supremacy aircraft with...
16 Apr 2019
Integrated air power and special forces as force multipliers in Australia Forward
Long-range air power and integrated air defence have long served as two powerful force multipliers in developing a balanced continental defence and ...
16 Apr 2019
From Stuka to the Apache, Tiger and B-1: The role of close air support as a force multiplier
With screaming sirens, the infamous diving Stuka set the standard for combined arms close air support operations. While techniques and technology have...
15 Apr 2019
Australia Forward: Balancing expeditionary and continental defence capabilities (Part 6)
Indo-Pacific Asia’s evolving power paradigm is changing the way Australia views itself and its position in this changing world. The need for both co...
15 Apr 2019
Little green men and the rise of hybrid warfare operations
The occupation of the Crimea in 2014 sparked international condemnation as the world responded to renewed Russian aggression, however, it wasn’t the...
12 Apr 2019
Air dominance, long-range strike and power projection
Since the introduction of combat aircraft in the First World War, air power has served as the unrivaled king of the battlefield. Technology has transf...
12 Apr 2019
Ready to pounce: Asia’s crouching Tiger nations (Part 5)
While most strategic and political attention has been focused on rising giants China and India, Indo-Pacific Asia’s tiger nations – Thailand, Viet...
11 Apr 2019
Those who rule the waves, rule the world
As an island nation, Australia is defined by its relationship with the ocean. Maritime power projection and sea control play a pivotal role in securin...

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