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Grom-2019

By Russian Defense Policy RS-24 Yars ICBM launch from Plesetsk Recall the Russian press reported in advance that Grom-2019 would be a command and control CSX with live activity by RVSN, LRA, VTA, and...

Grom-2019

By Russian Defense Policy RS-24 Yars ICBM launch from Plesetsk Recall the Russian press reported in advance that Grom-2019 would be a command and control CSX with live activity by RVSN, LRA, VTA, and...

Shamanov Disputes Defense Spending

By Russian Defense Policy Shamanov addressing the Duma in 2018 Former VDV commander General-Colonel Vladimir Shamanov’s Defense Committee has criticized the RF government in advance of the first Duma reading of the federal budget...

Shamanov Disputes Defense Spending

By Russian Defense Policy Shamanov addressing the Duma in 2018 Former VDV commander General-Colonel Vladimir Shamanov’s Defense Committee has criticized the RF government in advance of the first Duma reading of the federal budget...

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Luke Courtois and Sarah O’Connor The world UK and EU negotiators yesterday reached an agreement on a Brexit deal that Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he’s confident will pass the House...

The high price of Trump’s great betrayal

By Richard N. Haass There are several reasons why US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from northern Syria, and leave the region’s Kurds vulnerable to neighbouring Turkey’s military incursion, was a...

Island song: a week in Tuvalu

By Tom Bamforth An excerpt from Tom Bamforth’s new book The rising tide: among the islands and atolls of the Pacific Ocean. I opened the throttle and tore down the tarmac, pushing the rusty...

Island song: a week in Tuvalu

By Tom Bamforth An excerpt from Tom Bamforth’s new book The rising tide: among the islands and atolls of the Pacific Ocean. I opened the throttle and tore down the tarmac, pushing the rusty...

Where to with China?

By Allan Behm The ramshackle character of public policy is most clearly on show when senior ministers go freelancing. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s leap into the China fray might have felt good to...

Australia’s defence industry policy needs a reboot

By David Harvey and Graeme Dunk Agree or disagree with Hugh White’s prognosis of Australia’s strategic situation, options and potential responses, at least he has tabled the subject, and shaken more of the general...

National security wrap

By Sunny Cao, Sarah O’Connor and James Rickard The beat Police clash with protesters in Catalonia The Catalan independence struggle erupted into violence again this week as riot police clashed with pro-independence protesters and...

The magnetic lure of strategic geography

By David Millar Australia has committed a surveillance aircraft and a ship to assist in a US-led operation to ensure oil supply through the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The Persian Gulf is a critical...

The paradoxically pacific Indo-Pacific Command

By Euan Graham The United States military hasn’t conducted a single combat operation within the sprawling area of responsibility that defines the Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) in 44 years. I’m overly fond of pointing out...

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