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The five-domains update

By Sunny Cao, Sarah O’Connor and James Rickard Sea state The US Navy is developing a new network architecture with the US Air Force to better link all their platforms together. Named the ‘new...

How to defend Australia: control and denial

By Hugh White Could Australia defend itself independently from direct military attack by a major Asian power like China? That’s the key question I set out to answer in How to defend Australia. My...

The Space Force Appears Cleared For Launch

By Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One Lawmakers hint that bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act will create a new military branch. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Engaging the public to counter foreign interference

By Katherine Mansted Australian citizens are frontline actors in today’s national security challenges: as targets of malign interference and coercion, victims of collateral damage, and agents of national resilience. The establishment of a parliamentary...

Where is India’s foreign policy headed?

By Ramesh Thakur In a surprise move after the May election, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to former career diplomat Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to make him foreign minister. Jaishankar wasn’t a member of...

The 2020 Asia–Pacific outlook

By Graeme Dobell Render the strategic outlook for 2020 into a core conundrum: How goes the new era of great-power competition? Is it to be security confrontation and economic decoupling? The crystal ball is...

Will Indonesia wind the clock back to the New Order?

By Donald Greenlees Joko Widodo begins his second term contemplating the legacy he will bequeath as Indonesia’s seventh president and with precious little time to do it. His inauguration on 20 October marked the...

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Aakriti Bachhawat and Malcolm Davis The world NATO members met in London this week to celebrate the alliance’s 70th anniversary and discuss the increasing number of challenges they face. But instead...

Eight norms for stability in cyberspace

By Joseph S. Nye In little more than a generation, the internet has become a vital substrate for economic, social and political interactions, and it has unlocked enormous gains. Along with greater interdependence, however,...

40 years in the Pacific

By Caleb Jarvis As a young boy growing up in Papua New Guinea (PNG), every Saturday Dad would drive up a windy road that overlooked 2-Mile settlement in Port Moresby, where people went about...

The Afghanistan enigma

By Mohammed Ayoob No one—not the Afghan government, the higher-ups in the Trump administration, or the Taliban leadership—is sure of the course of American policy towards Afghanistan in the immediate future. Only two things...

Field notes from the foothills of the new cold war

By Peter Jennings The growing pace of strategic change means that every week brings more data points charting the Indo-Pacific’s slide towards a riskier, more dangerous reality. Tokyo More than 300 attendees of the...

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