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Experts Warn Space Force Rhetoric Risks Backfiring

By Theresa Hitchens The Trump Administration’s Space Force proposal is “a canary in a very toxic space environment that is warning us about the challenges — military competition, a sense of vulnerability, increasing capabilities...

The five-domains update

By Rhys De Wilde, Luke Courtois, Mali Walker and Genevieve Feely Sea state The Defence Department has confirmed that the Royal Australian Navy was tailed by the People’s Liberation Army Navy as the Australians...

Are Indian democracy’s weaknesses inherent?

By Pranab Bardhan The failure of the Indian state to provide basic public services and implement job-creating infrastructure projects was a prominent theme in the country’s recent general election. In this regard, critics often...

Modi: the man, the moment, the media

By Robin Jeffrey The overwhelming victory of Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, in India’s elections was even more resounding than expected. The medium-term political and social actions are predictable; the...

Defense Spending Will Bust BCA Caps: Mark Cancian

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. WASHINGTON: This week, two key committees rejected President Trump’s attempt to bypass budget caps on defense. That set up the latest round of fiscal fighting to amend the Budget...

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