Key Developments

COVID-19: Accelerating the European North-South Divide?

05/31/2020
By Robbin Laird

Recently, the European Union Commission generated a €1.85trn recovery package. One should note, that the money is…

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An Australian Perspective on the Standup of the US Space Force

05/31/2020
By Malcolm Davis

The formation of the US Space Force has raised inevitable questions about its purpose and role…

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How the Geopolitical Partnership between China and Russia Threatens the West

05/28/2020
By Paul Dibb

On May 26, 202, the distinguished Australian strategist, Paul Dibb presented an overview on how the…

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Artificial Intelligence, the Future Combat Air System and Shaping a Way Ahead

05/27/2020
By Pierre Tran

Paris – Cultural differences between France and Germany may pose problems over Airbus writing ethical concerns…

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Dealing with Chinese Economic Coercion: An Australian Response

05/26/2020
By Michael Shoebridge

Can Australia stop the Chinese government’s economic coercion against our government and businesses? Yes. All it…

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The European Direct Defense Challenge: Nordic Perspectives

05/24/2020
By Robbin Laird

In an article published by a retired senior Swedish officer, Major General (Ret) Karlis Neretnieks, the…

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Special Reports
04/23/2020
The Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel is the first of the new build platforms. It provides the template...
Book Review
06/01/2020
In their seminal study of the Battleship Bismarck, the authors, William H. Garzke Jr., Robert O. Dulin Jr., and William Jurens have written the definitive history of the legendary German battleship. This is more of an adventure than it is...
Featured Defense System
05/31/2020
By Robbin Laird

The US Navy has deployed Triton to Guam and has begun its operational history. According to an article on USNI News by Gidget Fuentes published on May 12, 2020, a pair of MQ-4C Tritons operating from Guam has been integrated into fleet operations and provide reach across the Indo-Pacific. “The Navy is counting on the Triton, which can operate at greater than 50,000-foot altitudes and at the 2,000-mile-plus range, to provide an unmanned platform for persistent, maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities and work alongside its manned fleet of reconnaissance and surveillance patrol aircraft. "The Tritons with Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 – the Navy’s first unmanned aircraft squadron – arrived in Guam in late January to support CTF-72, which oversees the patrol, reconnaissance and surveillance force in the...

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