Region-Australia

Confident, competent, inconsistent: Australia’s strategic personality

IAN HALL | There is broad agreement that Australian diplomacy and defence policy need to change to meet the challenges posed by a more… Read More

Australia’s quest for an ‘impactful projection’ defence force

Australia’s latest Defence Strategic Review must effectively respond to a rapidly changing geopolitical environment. Australia’s new government is active on many fronts, including defence. Read More

Designing Australia’s next defence mobilisation

PETER LAYTON | The future is uncertain but not completely. A major certainty is that, as in earlier times, Australia will fight its future… Read More

Buying the wrong submarine

PETER LAYTON | Nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) are technically incredible. They are akin to the Australian Navy’s conventionally powered Collins Class submarines but much faster,… Read More

Now, we begin: 10 simple ways to make Australia’s climate game truly next-level

WESLEY MORGAN | Australia last week moved to tackle the climate crisis when federal parliament passed Labor’s climate bill. But the new law is just… Read More

An Australian defence strategic review of limited ambition

PETER LAYTON | At a time when Australia’s geostrategic environment is worsening, the outlines of the country’s forthcoming defence review indicate that few changes… Read More

The ADF could be doing much more with artificial intelligence

PETER LAYTON | Artificial intelligence is a general-purpose technology that is steadily becoming pervasive across global society. AI is now beginning to… Read More

7 ways to reduce the learning loss caused by the pandemic

TOMMY SOESMANTO, DANIELLE LOGAN-FLEMING, GEDE RASBEN DANTES, KANCHANA KARIYAWASAM, LANITA WINATA AND MD SAYED IFTEKHAR | School closures and the shift to online learning… Read More

A view from afar: Australia and the Arctic

ELIZABETH BUCHANAN | The Arctic is once more in geopolitical free fall. Australia should construct an approach to its Arctic interests informed by our… Read More

Reimagining a future that values the lives, experiences and cultures across the Asia Pacific

EMILY HOUSE | Our futures are constantly shaped by the past. But who is this future shaped for? The future is often offered to… Read More

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