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Nine Years (A Million Views)

By Russian Defense Policy Dear Reader, Nine years ago I started writing these pages. It’s 936 posts and almost a million views later. Not huge numbers but this is something of a niche. I...

Nine Years (A Million Views)

By Russian Defense Policy Dear Reader, Nine years ago I started writing these pages. It’s 936 posts and almost a million views later. Not huge numbers but this is something of a niche. I...

Norwegian frigate sinking has far-reaching implications

By Sam Bateman In an incident that has attracted relatively little media attention in Australia, the modern 5,300-ton Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad sank in a Norwegian fjord after a collision with the large...

Anticipating the 2019 Solomon Islands elections

By Julien Barbara and Terence Wood Solomon Islands is expected to hold national elections in March 2019, the first since the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in June 2017....

Sci-Fi Acquisition: The Wrath Of Mid-Tier Krog

By Dan Ward Want to know the next great ideas in acquisition? Ya gotta read Breaking Defense, baby. Between Bill Greenwalt’s seminal op-eds that led to Sen. John McCain’s groundbreaking acquisition laws, we’ve also...

Massacre a sign of increased trouble in Papua

By John McBeth The Indonesian government’s long and difficult task of developing Papua just got a lot harder after Free Papua Movement (OPM) rebels slaughtered at least 16 construction workers who were building a...

Privatising visa processing is the only practical option

By John Coyne In May 2016, the Turnbull government announced plans to overhaul and automate Australia’s visa-processing system. The initiative involves creating a new digital platform using artificial intelligence and big data technologies. The...

The future of police command

By Simon O’Rourke Critical incidents, such as the 2014 Lindt Cafe siege in Sydney, evolve rapidly, are inherently ambiguous and may be challenging to define. When they include significant novel aspects (in their scale,...

When night becomes day: F-35s join the RAAF

By Brendan Nicholson The arrival today of the first two operational joint strike fighters will strengthen the deterrent effect of the whole Australian Defence Force, says Air Marshal Leo Davies. The Royal Australian Air...

The new era of great-power competition

By Graeme Dobell The first strategic priority for Australia in the Indo-Pacific is to manage great-power competition. And the central trend of that competition is the challenge to US dominance. So says Australia’s defence...

Can’t Get Beyond 384,000

By Russian Defense Policy Last week Russian General Staff Chief Valeriy Gerasimov addressed a variety of topics in his annual briefing for the Moscow foreign military attaché community. According to KZ’s coverage, he said...

Can’t Get Beyond 384,000

By Russian Defense Policy Last week Russian General Staff Chief Valeriy Gerasimov addressed a variety of topics in his annual briefing for the Moscow foreign military attaché community. According to KZ’s coverage, he said...

Defence policy in an era of disruption

By Kim Beazley The editors of The Strategist are pleased to present this extract from the first issue of a new ASPI publication series, ‘The Strategist Selections’, released today. Issue 1, ‘Kim Beazley on...

The F-35 Is About to Get A Lot Smarter

By Patrick Tucker A California company is looking to accelerate the Defense Department’s embrace of artificial intelligence, starting with some of its most important aircraft. …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

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