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Second track on Indo-Pacific and the Quad

By Graeme Dobell The vast construct of the Indo-Pacific and the limited grouping of the Quad (the US, Japan, India and Australia) share a few significant traits. Both are attempts to define and direct...

Russia’s “Strategy of Limited Actions”

By Russian Defense Policy Saturday Russia’s quasi-governmental Academy of Military Sciences conducted its annual conference on military strategy. General Staff Chief Valeriy Gerasimov made the keynote address, but only drips and drabs of his...

Falcon vs Bison: Verifying a MiG-21 Wreck

By Veli-Pekka Kivimäki On February 27th amid heightening tensions between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, an Indian Air Force MiG-21 aircraft was show down by Pakistan. In the ensuing war of words over the...

ASPI suggests

By James Brorson, Malcolm Davis and Aakriti Bachhawat The world There were just a few major events causing hiccups around the world this week. To kick off, we saw major developments in the India–Pakistan...

Defence’s journey: remembering to bring Australians along

By Brendan Nicholson This essay is from ASPI’s election special, Agenda for change 2019: Strategic choices for the next government. The report contains 30 short essays by leading thinkers covering key strategic, defence and...

National security wrap

By Genevieve Feely, Rhys De Wilde, Mali Walker and Luke Courtois The beat Police criticised over response to minors who join terror groups The case of ‘Islamic State bride’ Shamima Begum has raised interesting...

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