defence strategy

In peacetime, why does Sovereignty matter?

Dr Marigold Black uses both defence and civilian contexts to inform her primary research of modern conceptualisations of sovereignty.

Transition Point: Embracing the 4th Age of War

The arrival of the 4th Industrial Age compels states (or non-states) to reinterpret the character of war. They need to discard the obsolete features of 3rd Industrial Age warfare and embrace the opportunities of a coming age of war, the 4th. Those that succeed first stand to become the dominant powers of the future and have the right to set the rules that define the age, and those that do not will struggle to secure their place in the world. For Australia, there is the potential to re-establish military advantages that are declining and to safeguard its security for the future.

Sovereign Defence Industry Capabilities, Independent Operations and the Future of Australian Defence Strategy

Sovereignty in defence industry is not absolute, but must balance effectiveness, cost, and reliance on allies.

The 2016 white paper must get it right on defence diplomacy

Non-violent defence diplomacy is a relatively new phenomenon. But it has already become a widely admired idea in Australia – and throughout Asia. It has substantial bipartisan support.

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