Analysis

Security issue for Australia as largest LNG exporter

Security issue for Australia as largest LNG exporter

LNG-By Mohid Iftikhar
ACCORDING to the Oxford Institute for Energy studies, by 2018 Australia would become world’s largest liquefied natural gas exporter (LNG). It is of cardinal importance to understand Australia’s global significance both towards strategic direction and growth through its LNG exports.

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Is Russia’s maritime strategy adrift?

russian navyBy Ben Hernandez*
The Soviet military-industrial complex carried so much sway that at times it operated with little oversight. It produced wonder weapons and prestige platforms with little regard for their cost and strategic value. The past few years have seen a resurgence of this mindset.

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FGS Augsburg photo essay

FGS Augsburg photo essay

German Navy frigate FGS Augsburg badgeFGS Augsburg (F213) is a frigate of type F122 (also called Bremen-class) of the German navy and the seventh unit (of eight) of that class. She is the third ship to carry that name in any German navy so far. Photos by Michael Nitz.

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Avoiding conditions for an Asia-Pacific cold war

Avoiding conditions for an Asia-Pacific cold war

obama xiGuest post for Chinese Military Strategy Week by Jack McKechnie*
THE People’s Republic of China’s new Military Strategy white paper indicating China’s military strategy is a positive step towards transparency, but comparison with the recent U.S. National Military Strategy (NMS) reveals a significant difference and ominous implications of future paths.

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The future of submarine sustainment in WA

The future of submarine sustainment in WA

Four Oberon class submarines on the surface (RAN)By Mitchell Sutton and Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe*
ONE of Western Australia’s major defence industry success stories has been the establishment of the ASC’s, submarine docking facility at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson.

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