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The five-domains update

By Rhys De Wilde, Luke Courtois, Mali Walker and Genevieve Feely Sea state Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender is tailing a Russian naval taskforce as it edges close to the UK’s territorial waters. Russian...

Why the nexus between Pakistan and terrorists persists

By Brahma Chellaney Once again, an attack on India by a Pakistan-based terrorist group has raised the spectre of a major confrontation on the Indian subcontinent—and fuelled international pressure for Pakistan to take concrete...

Submarine transition plan takes shape

By Marcus Hellyer The future submarine has achieved key milestones with the signing of the overarching strategic partnering agreement on 11 February and in quick succession the design contract on 5 March. This is...

Should We Ban ‘Killer Robots’? Can We?

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. The Pentagon insists it doesn’t want them. But could a global ban really rein in Russia or China? …read more From:: Breaking Defense (Policy)

Rules of the cyber road for America and Russia

By Joseph S. Nye The United States responded weakly after Russian cyber operations disrupted the 2016 presidential election. US President Barack Obama had warned his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, of repercussions, but an effective...

Tough times shift Canberra on Oz international broadcasting

By Graeme Dobell Among the many reasons I’m an optimist is the decades I’ve spent inside two strange but wonderful Australian institutions. One magnificent institution is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where I toiled as...

Defenders’ Day Promotions

By Russian Defense Policy RF President Putin signed out his promotion list for Defenders’ Day on February 22. He was generous to the MOD. Twenty-seven officers were promoted to or within the general and...

ASPI suggests: International Women’s Day special

By Mali Walker, Genevieve Feely and Elise Thomas For International Women’s Day, ASPI suggests some thought-provoking reads and updates on women on the front lines of peace and security. We also offer a curated...

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