defence

After American Primacy: Imagining the future of Australia's defence

Australian defence policy sits at a crossroads. For over seventy years the ‘Lucky Country’s’ strategic position had been anchored by the US-led international order

Inside the Wilderness of Mirrors: Australia and the threat from the Soviet Union in the Cold War and Russia today

Throughout the Cold War Paul Dibb worked with the highest levels of Australian and American intelligence, and was one of very few Australian officials to be given the top-secret security clearance

The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War

A timely and authoritative account of the four most troubled hotspots in the world’s most combustible region.

Thai Military Power

At the centre of the vital Asia–Pacific region, Thailand is important. But, despite its large population and powerful military forces performing significant roles in state and society, Thailand has little military power.

Why is this?

US–Vietnam relations under President Trump

Under the Obama administration, the US–Vietnam relationship experienced a significant improvement, in particular in terms of security cooperation.

Subplots in Thailand’s submarine setback

n June 2015, several announcements suggested that Thailand would acquire three Chinese submarines for 36 billion baht (US$1.03billion). But by mid-July, Thai Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon stated that the proposal would be deferred and subject to further review.

Australia must be dexterous in its ties with Trump's America

Australia must deal now with an inexperienced American leadership inclined to reject expertise. Intelligence chiefs have been removed from the most important decision-making apparatus, the National Security Council, and replaced with ideologues. The potential for grave errors of judgment appears greater than in years.

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