Geo-political Competition And The New Space Race:
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What The Establishment Of The US Space Force Means For Australia
The 20th of December 2019 was arguably the most important day so far in the strategic space calendar, which was the date of the establishment of the United States Space Force. Whilst commentators may dismiss this event as an aberration of populist politics in the era of President Trump,...... ... read more
How Climate Change and Security in the Indian Ocean Region
May Impact on Australia
The Indian Ocean covers one fifth of the world’s surface area and abuts Australia, Asia, Africa and Antarctica giving it unique world-wide influence. Significantly, weather patterns in the ocean have long played a pivotal role in the historical development of countries across its littoral region...... ... read more
The Defence Sector and Regional Australia: Prospects For Economic Development
When I became Minister for Defence Industry back in 2019, I made a commitment to every small business in regional Australia, from the Hunter Valley in the east to Geraldton in the west.
I wanted to ensure that they were given every opportunity to play a role in the development of Australia’s sovereign defence industrial base......... ... read more
Australia-Poland Relations: Prospects for Defence Industry Cooperation
Poland may not be well known as a potential market for Australia’s defence industry, but the opportunities are there for firms willing to look beyond the traditional export destinations. In recent years both countries have sought to expand political and economic ties, and this has also resonated strongly in the sphere of defence industry cooperation........ ... read more
Deeper Cooperation: New Era Heralds Australia-India Strategic Ties
The ties that bind Australia and India run far deeper than our shared passion for cricket. Around 15,000 Indian soldiers stormed the shores of Gallipoli alongside the ANZACs: our two nations have served alongside each other in war, peacekeeping missions, disaster responses and military exercises....... ... read more
The Rise of Airpower in the Indian Ocean Region: How Australia Should Respond
The Indian Ocean region is changing. A new balance of power is emerging as India rises, China enters and the United States begins concentrating its efforts elsewhere. In recent years, Indian Ocean states have invested in enlarging and modernising their air forces, some to fight and win wars, others to enhance their status....... ... read more
Reconceiving Australian Land Power: Whither A Two Ocean Army?
If the Indo-Pacific geo-political concept is to amount to more than strategic rhetoric, Australia needs to consider Southeast Asia as a convergent maritime hub that constitutes not a ‘sea-air gap’, but a ‘sea-air-land’ bridge into the Malay archipelago that runs from Java to Fiji. A joint and balanced ADF is required with Australian land power reconceived within a ‘two-ocean’ maritime strategic context....... ... read more