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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
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...
4 Dec 2019
US Navy secures $22.2bn for new Virginia Class attack subs
While Australia’s debate about costs for its own fleet of Attack Class submarines continues to unfold, the US Navy, despite budgetary challenges, ha...
3 Dec 2019
Concerns as US Navy scales back Poseidon purchase, limiting allied anti-sub capability
With half of the world’s combat submarines expected to be operating in the Indo-Pacific in coming decades it would seem anti-submarine capability wo...
3 Dec 2019
India risks US ire after purchase of Russian missile defence system
India has placed a US$800 million order for Russian-built S-400 missile defence systems, seemingly ignoring the drama that has engulfed Turkey and its...
2 Dec 2019
Please explain: SEA 1000 costs and delivery time balloon again
The latest round of Senate estimates hearings has revealed a startling cost explosion for Australia’s Attack Class future submarines, raising questi...
2 Dec 2019
Rising to meet the challenge and coordinating the national response
With recent calls for the return of a minister for cyber security and in recognition of the myriad threats in an era of strategic competition, is it ...
29 Nov 2019
WA government seeks to ‘clear the record’ over university report claims
The Office of Paul Papalia, West Australian Minister for Defence Issues, has released a document to the media that aims to “refute the incorrect cla...
28 Nov 2019
Boosting ADF capabilities – A closer look at ‘Sky Guardian’
Following Defence’s decision to down-select General Atomics MQ-9B ‘Sky Guardian’ as its preferred platform for the AIR 7003 project, Defence Co...

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