Geopolitics

ALP questions Chinese Darwin Port role

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By Luke Gosling, Labor Member for Solomon (NT) The Australian government says its new foreign relations bill is about one thing: ensuring foreign policy consistency...

Quad’s role in ocean environment protection

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By David Brewster* The explosion and fire on board a supertanker off Sri Lanka this month, following closely on last month’s disastrous oil spill in...

Chilean Navy’s assault on illegal fishing

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By Francisco Martinez* The Chilean Navy is more than just a national warfighting force aimed at conventional deterrence. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, fires, and tsunamis are...

China tests coercive naval diplomacy

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By Shang-su Wu*  Introduction Since the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned its second aircraft carrier, the possibility of utilizing these capital ships for coercive diplomacy...

Norway expands port for US nuke subs

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A key Arctic port in Norway has been improved and additions made to pave the way for increased visits by US nuclear submarines, providing...

Indonesia should be wary of China’s maritime plans

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By Aristyo Rizka Darmawan* Jakarta has long made clear its position as a non-claimant state on the South China Sea, stating its principal interest in...

Big Russian naval exercise near Alaska

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The Russian navy conducted major war games near Alaska involving dozens of ships and aircraft, the military said Friday, the biggest such drills in...

Aiding our ally: some options for Australia

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(This article first appeared in the Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies and is republished with the permission of the author. Page breaks...

China test fires ‘carrier killer’

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China's military test-fired two missiles into the South China Sea, including a "carrier killer" military analysts suggest might have been developed to attack U.S....

Delusion of India throttling China’s maritime trade

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By Sudarshan Y. Shrikhande The current phase of the Sino-Indian border conflict which began in May this year may go on for quite some time....