Strategy

All bases are not equal in the defence of Australia

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By John Caligan* I read with interest the recent Strategist posts by John Coyne and Graeme Dunk in which they apparently took different stands on...

Nuclear subs and US strategy

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By James J. Wirtz* Today is an age of acceleration, a time when Moore’s Law is creating profound changes at diminishing intervals, making it difficult...

Fixed defence spending or 2% of GDP?

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By Marcus Hellyer* Tuesday 12 May was to have been budget night, until Covid-19 intervened and the government moved...

US Navy flexing, despite Covid

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The Pacific Fleet Submarine Force took the unusual step this month of announcing that all of its...

Japan’s role critical in US-China conflict

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By Bertil Lintner When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said last month that the Covid-19 pandemic was the biggest...

China’s belligerence under cover of COVID

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By Trinh Le Around midnight on 2 April, a Vietnamese fishing vessel sank in the disputed...

N-subs and balance of power in Indo-Pacific

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By James Goldrick The maritime strategic balance in the Indo-Pacific is changing rapidly. The...

In defence, Australia should be an echidna

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By Sam Roggeveen Foreign Editor for The Australian, Greg Sheridan, got his hands on a copy of the yet-to-be-released Defence...

China plays divide and rule

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Chinese propagandists have had a field day with a violent incident in the South China Sea which for once didn’t involve its...

Will US lease Cam Ranh Bay?

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By Carl Thayer* Rumors are circulating that Vietnam is considering leasing Cam Ranh Bay or some of its islands...