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Category: Policy

Michael Flynn Invokes the Fifth

By Matt Ford, The Atlantic President Trump’s former national security adviser won’t comply with the Intelligence Committee’s demand for Russia-related documents, his lawyers said Monday. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

Defence exports—best bang for the buck?

By Mark Thomson Back in March, the Minister for Defence announced the results of a study of JSF-related exports by PwC. She said that the ‘Joint Strike Fighter program will create 2,600 extra defence...

Sea, air, land and space updates

By Zoe Glasson, Sophie Qin, Madeleine Nyst and Patrick Kennedy Sea State At last week’s International Maritime Security Conference in Singapore, Rear Admiral Lai Chung Han, Singapore’s Navy chief, announced a number of initiatives...

Navy’s amphibious fleet—room for one (or two) more?

By Andrew Davies and Geoff Slocombe The 28 March 2017 landfall of Queensland’s Cyclone Debbie revealed yet again the value of having military assets readily available to rescue and support those needing help. This...

Thornberry: Don’t Despair On FY18 Budget

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. WASHINGTON: The day before an embattled president rolls out an overdue budget that defense hawks say is $37 billion short, the Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee...

Solomon Islands after RAMSI

By James Batley On 30 June this year the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) will come to an end. Established in July 2003, RAMSI has been a feature of life in Solomon...

Australia and War To-Day (part 2)

By Mark Thomson Last week, I argued that Australia needs stronger defence. Today I suggest how that might be achieved. Current plans strengthen Australia’s defences slowly. For example, the first of our ‘future submarines’...

The battle for hegemony in the Middle East

By Einat Wilf The story of the Middle East for decades to come is of a battle for the hegemony of Sunni Islam, especially in the Arab world, and of the efforts by non-Sunni...

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