Key Developments

The Portuguese in the Persian Gulf: Hormuz, Bahrain and Mosul

07/18/2019
By Kenneth Maxwell

Prologue: When visiting Bahrain recently, we visited the Portuguese fort. Naturally, when I returned to the…

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The US Logistics Systems: The Challenge of a Strategic Reset

07/15/2019
By Robbin Laird

Recently, the Williams Foundation held a seminar, which addressed the core question: how sustainable was the…

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Shaping A Way Ahead for 21st Century Military Transformation: UK and Australian Collaborative Opportunities

07/12/2019
By Robbin Laird

The recent visit of the Australian Defence Minister to the UK highlighted the question of how…

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How Much Readiness is Enough?

07/10/2019
By David Beaumont

One of Martin Van Creveld’s most contentious, and subsequently debated, themes of Supplying War related to the persistent…

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Hybrid Warfare: National Options and Alliance Dynamics

07/10/2019
By Elizabeth Buchanan

There is no agreed definition of hybrid warfare. We’re essentially talking about warfare across more than…

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Putin’s Revealing Financial Times Interview

07/09/2019
By Richard Weitz

Immediately before departing for the G20 summit in Japan, Vladimir Putin gave a revealing interview to…

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Special Reports
06/13/2019
Australia and the UK are located in very different parts of the world. But both face significant challenges...
Book Review
07/20/2019
Editor's Note: In our work with the Williams Foundation, the evolution of Australian thinking about the evolution of a fifth generation force, and the need for enhanced Australian strategic autonomy have been the key focus of attention.  Recently, Hugh White...
Featured Defense System
07/20/2019
By ADIT

Here is a roundup of rotary wing aviation news from the 2019 Paris Air Show, which took place from 17 to 23 June at Le Bourget, France. Sikorsky’s International Capture Manager for the CH-53K (Beth Parcella) declared on 18 June that a number of governments were interested in acquiring the aircraft, especially since the US Navy’s secretary gave an approval for international pilots which shall be effective in the coming months. Also dubbed the ‘King Stallion’, the CH-53K is already in production for the Marine Corps where it shall replace up to 200 old CH-53Es. Israel and Germany have so far both expressed their interest publicly for the aircraft, although it is expected to compete with Boeing’s CH-47F. Dan Schultz, Sikorsky’s president, also added that his firm expects...

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