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9 Aug 2019
Calls for Australia to position itself as an ‘honest broker’ requires increased national capacity
The rapidly evolving economic, political and geo-strategic paradigm has prompted many from across Australian politics and strategic think tanks to ca...
8 Aug 2019
MINDEF outlines plans to expand Australia’s strategic relationship with NATO
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has moved to strengthen Australia’s strategic partnership with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a ceremony...
8 Aug 2019
Maximising the role of a 5th-generation air force in projecting national power
PhD candidate Peter Hunter’s special report for ASPI has presented a series of important questions about the future of the Royal Australian Air Forc...
7 Aug 2019
What’s the end goal of China’s pursuit of Pacific presence?
China has moved to expand its soft power into Australia’s backyard – the south Pacific. The increased push for critical infrastructure developmen...
7 Aug 2019
Nuclear energy inquiry presents opportunity to answer Australia’s energy security challenges
Nuclear power has proved a poison chalice in Australian politics, however the perfect storm of environmental, consumer cost and the strategic imperati...
6 Aug 2019
Reorientating Navy’s major basing infrastructure to the north
As both government policy and strategic factors require the Australian Navy to play a greater role in the northern approaches to the Australian contin...
6 Aug 2019
AUSMIN 2019 draws attention to growing challenges of ‘grey zone’ security challenges
While much of the focus of the 2019 AUSMIN meeting was around the growing competition between the US and China, the growing challenges of ‘grey zon...
5 Aug 2019
AUSMIN meetings reaffirm ‘special relationship’ and commitment to the Indo-Pacific
The latest round of the annual AUSMIN meetings in Sydney have set a new tone for Australia-US relations in the Indo-Pacific and sent a clear message t...
5 Aug 2019
Supporting the development of Australia’s growing expeditionary capability
The Australian government’s unprecedented period of military modernisation may have been prompted by a growing power shift in the global and regiona...
2 Aug 2019
Canary in the coal mine? Hong Kong, Taiwan and a new Cold War?
At the close of the Second World War, Berlin became a city torn between the triumphant Allies who had now turned their hostilities towards one another...
1 Aug 2019
The Pacific Step-up and the case for an extra Aussie LHD
With the Australian government placing increasing focus on the Pacific as part of its ‘Pacific Step-up’ program, the ADF will be required to balan...
1 Aug 2019
Naval shipbuilding time frame presents risk of skills atrophy and project delays
Australia’s $90 billion naval shipbuilding program has been described as a major step-change in the way the nation conducts not only naval shipbuild...
31 Jul 2019
Photo Essay: 100,000 tons of diplomacy – the might of the USS Ronald Reagan
There is no more potent symbol of American military might and presence than a US Navy aircraft carrier – the USS Ronald Reagan is the tip of the sp...
30 Jul 2019
Expanding the allied Pacific carrier fleet: Reviving the Aircraft Carrier (Medium) program
With both Japan and South Korea kicking off upgrades to develop their own small carrier fleets – a Cold War-era concept – the Aircraft Carrier (Me...
30 Jul 2019
Sustainable defence industry growth depends on exports – so lets target them
The Australian government’s Defence Export Agenda has made great strides in a relatively short amount of time – in order to take the development ...
29 Jul 2019
Record Marine deployment provides opportunities and sends a message
With revelations of a US$300 million commitment by the US to expanding facilities at Darwin and a record deployment of US Marines, the relationship ...
29 Jul 2019
ASPI chief counters with scathing response to White’s ‘How to defend Australia’
Debate is well and truly ablaze, as ASPI executive director Peter Jennings has issued a scathing response to Hugh White’s latest book, How to Defen...
25 Jul 2019
New Chinese Defence White Paper sheds light and raises questions
The unprecedented economic rise of China has paved the way for its meteoric increase in military capability and geo-strategic designs for the Indo-Pac...
24 Jul 2019
Challenges abound for new British PM, who seeks to restore UK’s global position
Boris Johnson has emerged as the victor – vanquishing his nearest rival to take the role of Prime Minister of the UK with renewed bluster and a com...
24 Jul 2019
China’s next-gen amphibious expeditionary capability takes shape
While a great deal of emphasis has been placed on China’s growing aircraft carrier and submarine fleets, the rising power’s Type 075 large-deck am...

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