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NATO defence spending: is 2% the magic number?

By Marcus Hellyer With President Donald Trump having returned from his dumpster-fire-lighting tour of Europe, the media firestorm unleashed by his claims last week that the European members of NATO were not meeting their...

In case of trouble, send a frigate

By Naval Studies Group To provide context for the recent frigate announcement, we asked the Naval Studies Group at the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society at UNSW Canberra to...

A valediction for the hegemon

By Mike Scrafton Arrangements between sovereign states fall into one of two broad categories (putting colonialism and suzerainty aside): hegemony and balance of power. Is Australia facing a succession of hegemons or a world...

China’s Uyghurs face an Orwellian future

By Connor Dilleen China’s treatment of its Uyghur minority in the Xinjiang autonomous region has garnered increased attention in recent months, due to Beijing’s policy of mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and other Muslim...

Non-TO&E Reconnaissance Troops

By Russian Defense Policy LPR-4 laser rangefinder made by the Kazan Optical-Mechanical Plant Russian news agency TASS noted yesterday that the Eastern MD’s 35th Combined Arms Army will train several hundred soldiers to serve...

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