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13 Mar 2020
ASPI: ADF move towards Australia’s north, a risk worth taking?
As part of the ‘North of 26° south’ series from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s The Strategist, Graeme Dunk has questioned the hy...
12 Mar 2020
From ‘war on terror' to ‘great power competition’: A role change for special ops?
The outward strategy of the US and it allies is shifting away from the ‘war on terror’ towards ‘great power competition’ between global powers...
12 Mar 2020
Double down on sub program, what could go wrong? ASPI
ASPI executive director Peter Jennings has called for Australia to redouble its efforts and commitment to the existing Attack Class program, saying th...
11 Mar 2020
Long time to go before death of manned fighters: ASPI expert
Dr Malcolm Davis of ASPI has responded to a piece by Defence Connect and the comments about the future of manned and unmanned fighter aircraft made b...
11 Mar 2020
Lessons for Australia from 2021 US defence budget
US defence spending might be up, with US$704.5 billion expected to be spent on modernising and expanding the capabilities of the US military as it is ...
10 Mar 2020
Why shouldn’t Australia have a say in the Indo-Pacific’s 21st century rules?
The Lowy Institute’s Sam Roggeveen has declared that “Asia needs a new order for the post-American era, and it cannot be a liberal one”. In lig...
10 Mar 2020
Sea mines a cheap, low-tech threat to Australia’s oil supply
Elizabeth White, a former official in the Department of Defence has raised, in an article for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, the threat t...
9 Mar 2020
Charting Australia’s course: Coexistence or conflict?
The time has come for Australia to chart its path forward in the Indo-Pacific – the Australian National University’s Rory Medcalf has launched hi...
9 Mar 2020
US Navy to can older DDGs in attempt to focus limited resources
They are the workhorse of the US Navy, but in light of increasingly tight budgets, the older Arleigh Burke Class destroyers are headed for the chopp...
9 Mar 2020
‘Revolutionary’ warfare or good marketing: Turkey’s Syria drone strikes
On 1 March, the Turkish military launched an air assault on a number of Syrian government targets in retaliation for an attack that killed 34 Turkish...
6 Mar 2020
Wrong, Elon: Fighter pilot community pushes back against Musk
He’s controversial, he’s wealthy and he’s drawn the ire of the global fighter pilot community – now US Air Force fighter pilots and senior le...
6 Mar 2020
Strategists call for shake-up of Taiwan policy
Despite increased posturing in recent years from their cousins on the mainland, Taiwan is paid relatively little lip-service in Australian policy circ...
5 Mar 2020
Following the NATO precedent? The nuclear-weapon sharing option
Various NATO member-states have long contributed to the Cold War-era alliance by playing host to US nuclear weapons, as part of a special arrangement ...
5 Mar 2020
ASPI’s John Coyne calls for bulk fuel storage at Tindal to reap benefits of expansion
Recent plans for significant enhancement to RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory were announced last month, amounting to $1.1 billion of investm...
5 Mar 2020
Op-Ed: Nuclear stagnation – Assessing the viability and the debate around nuclear capabilities
It is interesting that one of the most advanced and, on its creation, staggeringly innovative energy sources know to humanity is forcing the most torp...
4 Mar 2020
ASPI kicks off deterrence and long-range strike conversation
Marcus Hellyer, ASPI’s defence economist and capability specialist, has kicked off the latest round of conversations about developing a credible A...
4 Mar 2020
Cracks already showing in US-Taliban peace deal
Barely two days after the signing of the historic Doha peace deal, Taliban officials have announced that they will resume offensive operations against...
3 Mar 2020
No surprises: ‘Indo-Pacific pivot’ invites prying eyes to our backyard
In strategy circles, much has been made in recent years of the pivot away from the Asia-Pacific towards an Indo-Pacific worldview – which Professor...
3 Mar 2020
Perfect storm reveals startling vulnerability and declining ‘national resilience’
With each passing day the impact of the coronavirus upon global supply chains is becoming painfully apparent, with Australia’s economy teetering on...
3 Mar 2020
NATO watches on as Turkey-Russia tensions rise over Idlib
The recent killing of 33 Turkish military personnel on 27 February, in what appears to be an airstrike by Russian jets, the downing of a Turkish dron...

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