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The five-domains update

By Rhys De Wilde, Luke Courtois, Mali Walker and Genevieve Feely Sea state The nuclear-attack submarine USS Santa Fe sailed with four of Australia’s Collins-class submarines during Exercise Ocean Explorer last week. This is...

RAAF marrying minds and machines (part 1)

By Brendan Nicholson In past conflicts, many hours, days or weeks were spent gathering and analysing intelligence before an attack was launched on an enemy. Advances in science and technology have brought that time...

Guterres’ UN reforms: necessary, modest, and progressing

By Michael Nguyen This year, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced the official launch of sweeping reforms to the United Nations which promise to focus on “people rather than progress, effectiveness and adaptability, and...

Iran Builds A New Tanker at Sadra

By Bellingcat Contributor Iran’s Sadra Island shipyard is currently constructing another AFRAMAX tanker, satellite imagery acquired by Planet Labs confirms. Workers at the shipyard began laying the keel in late April 2018 but very...

Strengthening the nuclear order

By Rod Lyon In the lead-up to each federal election, ASPI releases its Agenda for change: Strategic choices for the next government to help shape election platforms and public debate. This year the report...

Round 2: North Korea and China versus the USA

By Ron Huisken North Korea set out on its quest to develop a nuclear-weapons capability (reliable nuclear explosive devices and the means to deliver them over medium and long distances) in the mid-1980s. Progress...

Australia needs a new strategy to deal with illicit drug use

By Vernon White Australia’s first responders and health officials are dealing with an ever-growing number of drug users and addicts, who are now dying in record numbers. The use of methamphetamines, particularly crystal methamphetamine...

The quantity and quality of Quad questions

By Graeme Dobell The Quad is more notable for the questions it provokes than the answers it offers. The informal dialogue between the US, Japan, Australia and India is a discussion groping towards a...

Women’s representation in the 2018 Fiji election

By Kerryn Baker Fiji went to the polls on 14 November 2018. The incumbent FijiFirst Party won a narrower victory than expected, with just over 50 per cent of the vote. The main opposition...

Big Star for Salyukov

By Russian Defense Policy Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin signed out his Defenders’ Day promotion list yesterday with something unexpected. Putin handed out the four-star rank of army general for the first time in...

Army Cloud: Big Announcement In March

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. The existing, expensive network can’t do what the Army needs. So is the solution outsourcing to the private sector? …read more From:: Breaking Defense (Policy)

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Malcolm Davis and Aakriti Bachhawat The world Three of Australia’s major political parties and the parliament have been hacked by a ‘sophisticated state actor’. For the details see the New York...

The ideology trap

By Shlomo Ben-Ami President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency at the southern border of the United States—where there is no emergency at all—in order to access funding to build the wall that...

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