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Naval lessons from Ukraine after two years

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In year two of the Ukraine war, the naval domain continued to be a lower-tier area of conflict — and yet, both sides stepped...

Threats: we must not avoid the ‘China’ word

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By Alex Bristow* Writing in The Australian Financial Review on 5 February (republished with permission by ANI), my former ASPI colleague, Jennifer Parker, put an...

Philippines Navy adjusting to ‘external defence’ posture

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The Philippine News Agency reported on 23 February that Commodore Roy Vincent Trinidad, the Philippines Navy's spokesperson for the West Philippine Sea (WPS), stated...

ASPI urges US-China hotlines

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Australia should encourage the United States and China to improve their crisis management, including through leader-level “hotlines”, and conduct its own exercises to better...

US Navy seizes Houthi-bound weapons

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On15 February the US Navy reported that the US Coast Guard cutter Clarence Sutphin Jr which is forward deployed to the US Central Command...

Danish frigate deployed to the Red Sea

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The Danish frigate HDMS Iver Huitfeldt has arrived on station in the Red Sea to join the US-led Operation Prosperity Guardian. The frigate Iver...

Ukraine sinks Russian ship

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A big Russian amphibious ship, the Caesar Kunikov, has been sunk off the coast of Russian-occupied Crimea, according to Ukraine's armed forces, the BBC...

China’s Ukraine lesson: win quickly

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China has closely watched the nearly two years of war in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but rather than concluding a similar course of action...

The changing face of maritime power

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Recent attacks on commercial shipping and warships in the Red Sea by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have brought the ocean back to the forefront of...

HMS Richmond takes over from HMS Diamond in Red Sea

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On 6 February as Houthi attacks against commercial vessels continue, the British frigate HMS Richmond kook over from the destroyer HMS Diamond to ensure...