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4 Sep 2020
Norway sets the standard for allied attack submarine basing
As global tensions continue to require an increasing rotation of US force multipliers and strategic deterrence assets, Norway is setting the benchmark...
3 Sep 2020
Government outlines ‘5-year plan’ to boost economy through recession
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg have announced a five-year plan to help the nation’s economy fight back from the ‘Grea...
2 Sep 2020
Where is the lie? China lashes Australia as ‘poor white trash’ of Asia
Let’s be honest with ourselves, Australia’s utter economic dependence upon China is a crisis of our own making – COVID-19 has simply removed th...
2 Sep 2020
Pentagon report warns: China ahead in key strategic multipliers
A startling Pentagon report has revealed that Beijing’s military modernisation and expansion programs have seen the People’s Liberation Army leapf...
1 Sep 2020
New US Air Force Chief promises ‘ruthless capability prioritisation’
New US Air Force Chief of Staff, General Charles Brown, has identified key priorities as the US Air Force transitions from the Cold War-era legacy fo...
31 Aug 2020
Discarding the rose-coloured glasses? ASPI chief warns of China’s statecraft warfare
China’s growth is credited as getting Australia through the GFC, however for many the rising power’s preference for debt diplomacy and state powe...
31 Aug 2020
US DoD war games raise concerns about China’s military parity
US Defense Department war games have revealed the startling level of Beijing’s military parity with the US and its allies, with many in the US defe...
28 Aug 2020
Blockading the economy key to countering Beijing in event of conflict
Retired US Navy captain and political scientist Bradford Dismukes has proposed an interesting method for curtailing China’s regional militaristic am...
27 Aug 2020
Strategic policy expert warns of hubris when responding to China
Former defence department official Ross Babbage has issued a powerful warning for Australian and allied strategic planners as they seek to respond to...
27 Aug 2020
Responding to Beijing's growing might requires a considered Australian response
With the Prime Minister announcing more money to support Australia’s defence and national security overhaul, strategic policy experts Bates Gill, A...
26 Aug 2020
US strategic policy experts redouble calls for enhancing Guam fortifications
Bradley Bowman, senior director for the US-based Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and his colleag...
25 Aug 2020
Overhauling US Navy’s 355-ship force concept to better fit growing challenges
The 355-ship force has emerged as the pinnacle for America’s naval recapitalisation and modernisation efforts. While concerns about costs remain co...
24 Aug 2020
Indo-Pacific needs to prepare for further instability: CSBA experts
Beijing’s increasing assertiveness throughout the Indo-Pacific region has drawn the attention and concern of many regional nations, prompting many...
24 Aug 2020
Annual Japanese defence white paper reveals continued focus on Indo-Pacific
The 2020 incarnation of the annual Japanese defence white paper has revealed little new about the island nation’s primary strategic focus, however i...
21 Aug 2020
On Point: ‘Army in Motion’ means constant evolution – Chief of Army
The Army in Motion philosophy necessitates a force that is continuously adapting to an ever-changing environment, taking guidance from its core streng...
21 Aug 2020
Australia, South Korea ties under the microscope: Paterson
Bill Paterson, ASPI senior fellow and former federal government strategic adviser, argues that Australia should work on strengthening ties with South...
20 Aug 2020
INSIGHT: Life after politics – Christopher Pyne, Pyne and Partners
This episode of Defence Connect Insight features former minister for defence, current chairman of Pyne and Partners, and author of The Insider: The sc...
20 Aug 2020
Step up plans to replace JSF now: ASPI policy expert
While the ‘new car smell’ is still fresh in the Royal Australian Air Force’s new F-35s, ASPI senior analyst Malcolm Davis has set the RAAF and ...
20 Aug 2020
Photo essay: The run-up to RIMPAC
Following the news that four Royal Australian Navy vessels and almost 700 ADF personnel arrived in Hawaii ahead of the two-week Exercise Rim of the Pa...
19 Aug 2020
Defence Strategic Update makes progress, but needs more clarity: Strategic policy analyst
When Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the 2020 Defence Strategic Update and supporting Force Structure Plan with a commitment to “Shape, Det...

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