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The case for a new defence white paper

By Peter Jennings Successful defence white papers have to find the right resting place between four sets of demands: politics; strategy and policy; military capability; and money. That’s what makes them so interesting, and...

The five-domains update

By Rhys De Wilde, Luke Courtois, Mali Walker and Genevieve Feely Sea state The Royal Australian Navy’s longest-serving ship docked in Sydney Harbour for the last time on Sunday morning. HMAS Success, known by...

Russia Day Promotions

By Russian Defense Policy RF President Vladimir Putin signed out his Russia Day promotion list on June 11. The MOD got 11 two-star and 14 one-star promotions. Putin’s alternative army — the National Guard...

Russia Day Promotions

By Russian Defense Policy RF President Vladimir Putin signed out his Russia Day promotion list on June 11. The MOD got 11 two-star and 14 one-star promotions. Putin’s alternative army — the National Guard...

Russia Day Promotions

By Russian Defense Policy RF President Vladimir Putin signed out his Russia Day promotion list on June 11. The MOD got 11 two-star and 14 one-star promotions. Putin’s alternative army — the National Guard...

Iranian Missile Misfires As Other Attacks Hit Home

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. Israeli sources expressed alarm that neither Israel, the US, nor allied Arab nations picked up any advance warning of what appear to have been well-planned, well-executed, and increasingly destructive...

Top DoD Official Shank Resigns; SCO Moving To DARPA

By Colin Clark PARIS: “My integrity and belief in SCO’s mission is more important to me than my friendship over many years with Mike (Griffin).” That is why the head of the Pentagon’s vaunted...

Peter Watkins

By nick.capeling Associate Fellow, International Security Biography Peter Watkins became an associate fellow of Chatham House in June 2019. Before that, from 2014 to 2018, he was the director general (DG) in the UK...

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