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UK’s defence role in the Pacific

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Following the election of Keir Starmer, Britain is now led by its first Labour government in 14 years. This change in leadership raises questions...

Without US, on whom could Australia depend?

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The dystopian world in which Australia would plough its own lonely furrow in the aftermath of an American collapse into itself is hard to...

Australia behind on seabed security

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By Samuel Bashfield* Australia is yet to adequately grapple with the unique challenges that critical seabed infrastructure protection poses to its defence and national security. In...

Warship Design Since 1945

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Rebuilding the Royal Navy. Warship Design Since 1945. By David K Brown & George Moore. Greenhill Books, Barnsley, 2024. ISBN 978-1-80500-066-2. Reviewed by David Hobbs This...

Striking home port a decisive tactic

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By Hee-Cheol Jung* A fleet’s homeport performs vital functions that sustain naval power, including ship repair, resupply, maintenance, and training. The criticality of homeport infrastructure...

Boosting UK’s submarine fleet

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In a recent report, experts discuss the necessity for the Royal Navy to expand and modernise its submarine fleet to maintain its strategic edge....

Senkakus: Japan and US must lift their game

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When the People’s Republic of China wants something, it is persistent and pushes to get what it wants. And it’s willing to use force if...

US Wasp enters eastern Med

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The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp entered the eastern Mediterranean Sea this week as the U.S. positions warships to try to keep fighting between...

Time for pact with Indonesia

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By Sam Roggeveen* Australia is lucky to have Indonesia as a close neighbour. It’s true that Jakarta is often prickly. Indonesia has never been benign...

AUKUS will survive Trump return

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By Peter Dean* AUKUS will survive under the next US president regardless of who wins the election in November. Joe Biden’s backing seems a no-brainer,...