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25 May 2020
The Italian Job: Italian Navy completes F-35B upgrade of Cavour aircraft carrier
The Italian Navy has celebrated a major milestone in the life of its LHD/aircraft carrier hybrid, the Cavour, following a 16-month complex overhaul ...
22 May 2020
Startling Raptor availability raises the question, please sir, can we have some more?
There are those who say it will never happen, but with the revelation that the US Air Force is only capable of deploying 33 combat coded F-22 Raptors ...
21 May 2020
COVID-disrupted supply chains mean its time for a strategic industries act: Hastie
Influential Liberal backbencher Andrew Hastie has called for the Australian government to embrace a holistic approach to the post-COVID recovery, work...
20 May 2020
Time for an Australian version of the Defense Production Act?
The Defense Production Act has re-emerged in the public consciousness in recent weeks as President Trump moved to re-enact the Cold War-era legislatio...
19 May 2020
Automated airbases: The answer to recruitment shortfalls?
Since the birth of our nation, Australia “has been a small country living in a land of giants”, as termed by Coral Bell for the Australian Strateg...
18 May 2020
PM signals shift in economic, national sovereignty plans post-COVID
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given a rare glimpse into the early stages of what Australia’s post-COVID-19 recovery strategy will look like, giv...
15 May 2020
We have an inquiry, now what? What should we expect, what should we ask for post-COVID inquiry?
The public groundswell has finally seen Australian political leaders commit to an inquiry into the impact of COVID-19, but what should the Australian ...
15 May 2020
F-35 saga: US officials take DoD to task over ballooning costs, deadlines
In a report tabled earlier this week by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), a number of issues were flagged with the F-35 Joint Strike Figh...
14 May 2020
Less kowtowing, more cowboy: ASPI head
ASPI executive director Peter Jennings has responded to calls for a more benign approach to Australia’s strategic and national sovereignty policies ...
14 May 2020
US analyst raises concerns about America’s military primacy in Indo-Pacific
It is something that Australia and other allies have taken for granted – the undisputed primacy of the US and its capacity to throw its military pro...
13 May 2020
Echidna or Combat Wombat? Preparing for the Defence Strategic Update
As Australia’s public and strategic policy community wait with bated breath for the release of the new Defence Strategic Update in response to the c...
12 May 2020
Photo Essay: Australians in Vietnam
In the early ’60s, South Vietnamese leader Ngo Dinh Diem called for assistance from the US and the Western world against the communist north. Like ...
11 May 2020
National Security Strategy debate means there is one sure-fire winner – Australia
The reality of COVID-19 has prompted Australia’s political and strategic apparatus to accept that the nation’s preparedness and resilience to an ...
8 May 2020
Government to splurge on fuel, but not fuel security
Energy Minister Angus Taylor announced on 22 April that the government is spending $94 million to buy up oil at rock-bottom prices. While this might b...
6 May 2020
US Defense Sec Esper calls for funding focus on modernisation programs
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has called for greater accountability and targeted focus of funding for the US Defense Department as the nation’s a...
5 May 2020
Spend less on defence? International politics expert says yes
It is no secret the Indo-Pacific’s regional power dynamic is changing, with once developing nations emerging as great powers with appropriate econom...
4 May 2020
Again?! The price has exploded, again?! Future sub price grows by $10bn
It is starting to sound like a bad joke, but unfortunately, it isn’t. Australia’s most-complex defence procurement project ever, the Attack Class ...
30 Apr 2020
Consensus that Australia needs a new post-COVID economic strategy
Amid mounting threats of economic coercion and the looming challenge of a global economic downturn, many public policy experts and journalists are n...
29 Apr 2020
‘Prepare for the worst’, Australia’s political and military leaders warned
With each passing day, the national security challenges to Australia’s sovereignty continue to evolve. Now it has been revealed that the Department ...
29 Apr 2020
COVID-19 an opportunity for terrorists or a threat to their existence
The international security zeitgeist is moving away from the war on terror and shifting more towards great power competition between China, the US and...

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