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Pax Americana in the time of Trump

By Tom Switzer Since he launched his presidential bid more than 18 months ago, Donald Trump has confounded prediction and eluded persuasive analysis. On Saturday morning (4am AEST), at the age of 70, he...

Il-112V Light Transport in Next Armaments Program

By Russian Defense Policy Artist’s Concept of Il-112V According to a recent report in The Voronezh Aircraft Plant is assembling the first prototype of the Il-112V light transport aircraft, according to the Ilyushin design...

Il-112V Light Transport in Next Armaments Program

By Russian Defense Policy Artist’s Concept of Il-112V According to a recent report in The Voronezh Aircraft Plant is assembling the first prototype of the Il-112V light transport aircraft, according to the Ilyushin design...

Trump and strategic change in Asia

By William Tow It’s 20 January, Inauguration Day in the United States, and nobody now doubts that we’re destined to live in what the Chinese would call ‘interesting times’. The new president’s campaign rhetoric...

Fear China Most, ‘Flip’ Russia, Beware Iran: CSBA

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. WASHINGTON: Wealth, population and thin-skinned nationalism make China the number one threat to the US-led world order, not Russia or Islamic terrorism, writes leading military strategist Andrew Krepinevich. That...

First in class: PNG student migration to Australia

By Henry Sherrell and Stephen Howes Many have commented on the stubbornly low number of Pacific islanders coming to Australia. The tiny number of Papua New Guineans is particularly egregious even by Pacific standards....

The industry cart and the strategic horse

By Andrew Davies The Australian Naval Institute recently published the inaugural edition of its Australian Naval Review. I was pleased to be asked to contribute to the first issue, and subscribers to the Institute...

Savchenko Comes Under Fire For Crimea Comments

By Interpreter Staff Ukraine Day 1066: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. READ OUR SPECIAL REPORT: An Invasion By Any Other Name: The Kremlin’s Dirty War...

Russia’s imperial instinct

By Carl Bildt Russia is once again at the center of policy debates in many Western capitals. And for the third time in a row, a new US president will start his administration with...