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Author: DFNS

Getting more tourists to Vanuatu’s outer islands

By Adela Issachar Aru and Warren Gama In Vanuatu we have a saying, ‘tourism hemi bisnis blo yumi evriwan’, or ‘tourism is everybody’s business’. This is due to the wide-reaching nature of the tourism...

Blueprint For A More Effective NATO

By Rachel Ellehuus Outside of the State Department and upper reaches of the military, few Americans know much about how NATO actually works. The Strategic Concept, STANAGS, NATO ministerials and the increasing size and...

Russia Builds New Co-Orbital Satellite: SWF, CSIS Say

By Theresa Hitchens “I think the most important bits are … about the recent Russian RPOs likely being an SSA/intelligence program and possibly supporting the new Burestivik (sp) co-orbital program,” said Brian Weeden, technical...

National security wrap: budget special

By Genevieve Feely, Rhys De Wilde and Luke Courtois Intelligence and policing AFP and ASIO get funding boost The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the Australian Federal Police have received $570 million over five...

Pence Slams Germany, Turkey At NATO Party

By Paul McLeary In a day of optimism at NATO’s 70th birthday bash, tensions over spending, and weapons deals with Russia, make for awkward moments …read more From:: Breaking Defense (Policy)

Multi-Domain Networks: The Army, The Allies, & AI

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. The Army’s plans for future war require seamless coordination with the other US services and foreign allies. The network isn’t nearly there. …read more From:: Breaking Defense (Policy)

Catastrophic failures in PNG health service delivery

By Martha Macintyre Reflecting on 25 years of research into health service delivery and the health status of women and children in Papua New Guinea, it is distressing to observe the current catastrophic failures...

U.S. India ASAT Test React May Backfire, Experts Say

By Theresa Hitchens The India ASAT test could have provided an opportunity for leadership from the Trump administration to help prevent the creation of space debris. …read more From:: Breaking Defense (Policy)

The rising tide in the Andaman Sea

By Ankush Wagle Late last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The union territory, far from the Indian mainland and often forgotten in its...

How to beat a populist

By Slawomir Sierakowski There have never been more populist governments in place than today. Until now, populists haven’t been voted out of power in any Western country. Even though the president of Slovakia has...

Boring is the new black: Defence budget 2019–20

By Marcus Hellyer The Defence budget continues to deliver as expected. As forecast last year, there will be a modest increase in 2019–20 of around 1.2% in real terms, to $38,742 million (including both...

An incoherent aid budget

By Stephen Howes In March 2013, former Liberal Finance Minister Nick Minchin “re-entered the political fray” as The Australian reported it, sympathetically of course, and made the fiscal case for aid cuts, arguing: “At...

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