Key Developments

Working Malaysian Australian Naval Relationships

04/08/2021
By Lieutenant Geoff Long

HMAS Sirius conducted a series of exercises with the Royal Malaysian Navy corvette KD Lekir in the Andaman Sea, and…

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The Iranian-Chinese Agreement: A Game Changer?

04/08/2021
By Amin Saikal

The signing of a 25-year cooperation agreement between the oil-rich and regionally influential, but US sanctioned, Islamic Republic…

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Australia’s Quest for Enhanced Defense Sovereignty

04/07/2021
By Robbin Laird

I have been coming to Australia since 2014 to write the report for the Williams Foundation,…

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Next Generation Autonomous Systems: The Williams Foundation

04/06/2021
By The Williams Foundation

The Williams Foundation is holding its latest seminar on April 9, 2021 in Canberra. The concept…

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The S-400 Takes Aim at U.S. Alliances

04/02/2021
By James Durso

The Russian S-400 missile system is good at shooting down enemy aircraft. It’s also proficient at…

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Israel and the CH-53K: The Reserves and Training Dimension for Force Generation

03/31/2021
By Robbin Laird

Recently, the IDF announced that they had chosen the CH-53K to replace their legacy CH-53s. “The…

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Special Reports
01/11/2021
I first visited 2nd MAW in 2007, at the beginning of the Osprey era. There I saw a small...
Book Review
03/29/2021
Leveraging military power is a core challenge facing leaders of states. With the shift from the land wars to the new strategic situation, there is little doubt that both military and civilian leaders face major challenges understanding what military capabilities...
Featured Defense System
04/07/2021
By Neil Zerbe

The need to have more knowledge than the adversary is as old as warfare itself. Well over two-and-a-half millennia ago Sun Tzu said, in The Art of War, “What enables the wise sovereign and the good general to overcome others and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men is foreknowledge.  Now, this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from ghosts and spirits, nor by analogy with past events nor by deductive calculation. It must be obtained from men who know the enemy situation.” For centuries, commanders have struggled to collect enough information about the adversary in order to give them the edge in combat. As the Duke of Wellington famously said, “All the business of war is to endeavour to find out what you don’t know by what you...

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