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7 Aug 2020
Billion-dollar cyber boost: A cash cow for defence SMEs?
While the release of the national Cyber Security Strategy 2020 yesterday reflects an uptick in financial support for business, government, and househo...
5 Aug 2020
As recession looms can government investment prepare the nation?
With global demand for raw resources and services declining, Australia’s ‘trading economy’ is beginning to feel the burden of COVID, but can gov...
4 Aug 2020
US must increase shipbuilding to keep up with competitors: US senator
As great power competition continues to evolve between the US and China, many within America’s political and policy leadership have recognised that ...
3 Aug 2020
Victorian second wave highlights renewed need for national resilience plan
With projections that Victoria’s second wave could dramatically impact the nation’s recession and recovery, further compounded by the continuing i...
31 Jul 2020
Falling well behind the curve: Australia ranks last in global self-sufficiency ranking
A startling report released by the Australia Institute has revealed that Australia is ranked last among its global peers of ‘developed nations’ wh...
29 Jul 2020
Responsible policy making means accepting a limited ‘Pax Americana’
Pax Americana, or the American Peace, has formed the basis of Australia’s strategic and foreign policy since 1945, however, the honeymoon is at an e...
28 Jul 2020
Walking the tight rope: Calls for Australia to increasingly balance Washington and Beijing
Increasingly, Australia’s relationships with the world’s two superpowers is going to require nuance, balance and pragmatism – it is also going ...
27 Jul 2020
Op-Ed: Foundations for the future – US Marines still call the Pacific home
The US Marines have a proud history of operating in the Pacific, from the shores of Guadalcanal to the black sand beaches of Iwo Jima, and while the g...
27 Jul 2020
Australia steps up regional presence, but more is needed: Strategic policy experts
Australia has made waves in recent weeks, not only questioning Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, but also stepping up the deploym...
24 Jul 2020
Cyber failings an indictment of not just capability, but communication
On 30 June, Prime Minister Scott Morrison earmarked $1.35 billion for cyber security investment over the course of the next decade – a historic h...
23 Jul 2020
US INDOPACOM requests Aegis Ashore for America’s fortress in the Pacific
Admiral Philip Davidson, Chief of the US Indo-Pacific Command, has requested the deployment of the Aegis Ashore system to Guam by 2026 as part of the ...
22 Jul 2020
Australia has a major role to play in global affairs: US Secretary Pompeo
As great power competition continues to unfold, the United States has clearly articulated that it expects more of its allies. Following comments by US...
21 Jul 2020
Deterrence is about being able to win, so what does economic deterrence look like?
The nation’s economy has been battered by the impact of bushfires, the continuing impact of COVID-19 and now increasing economic coercion as great p...
20 Jul 2020
Should the JORN expansion include a defensive and offensive capability?
Australia’s strategic force multiplier, the JORN network, has been earmarked as a major beneficiary of the government’s $270 billion 2020 Defence ...
17 Jul 2020
Germany exerts influence, prepares post-US European defence agenda
America’s declining presence in Europe marks the end of an era, as the continent’s major powers, namely Germany, seek to consolidate and co-ordina...
16 Jul 2020
What price is too high for our sovereignty? It’s time to ask the inconvenient question
With COVID showing no signs of going away, combined with rising tensions and coercion at the hands of our major trading partner, is it time to ask ...
15 Jul 2020
Is Australia’s new defence strategy a ‘high-risk, low-reward’ posture?
Debate is swirling surrounding the release of the 2020 Defence Strategic Update and the supporting Force Structure Plan. For Victor Abramowicz of th...
15 Jul 2020
Rule Britannia: Royal Navy commits to Indo-Pacific carrier deployment
There is a new carrier power preparing to flex its muscles in the Indo-Pacific – the Royal Navy is planning the maiden voyage of its newest flagship...
14 Jul 2020
Stick to the rules: Pompeo rebuffs Beijing’s SCS ambitions
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has issued a stark warning and clarification of America’s position on Beijing’s territorial ambitions and antago...
14 Jul 2020
Photo essay: The ADF in the Antarctic
Operation Southern Discovery encompasses the ADF’s contribution to Australian scientific, environmental and economic interests in the Antarctic and ...

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