A disruptive innovation, future-focussed Australian strategic studies

PETER LAYTON | Australian strategic studies cannot keep up with current rates of geostrategic change. Focussing on different analysis methodologies — such as forward-looking,… Read More

Australia’s nuclear submarine surprise

PETER LAYTON | In September 2021, Australia’s Prime Minster startled almost everyone by declaring the replacement submarine for the nation’s COLLINS class boats would… Read More

Art as diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region

CAITLIN BYRNE  |  An ongoing aim in Australian diplomacy is to deepen the nation’s engagement with the dynamism and diversity of the Asia… Read More

Only a truly national security strategy can forestall disaster

PETER LAYTON | There is much talk of war drums beating, China battles and military deployments to North East Asia. Such… Read More

Australia’s scrapping of Antarctic aerodrome could pave the runway for China

ELIZABETH BUCHANAN | While environmentalists have welcomed the Australian government’s decision to abandon the Davis aerodrome project in Antarctica, China is likely now drafting… Read More

As Australia deploys troops and police, what now for Solomon Islands?

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |     On Thursday evening, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Australia would deploy police, diplomats and defence force personnel to Solomon… Read More

Uptight and uncomfortable

RENÉE JEFFERY | Human rights occupy a curiously uncomfortable place in Australian foreign policy. Like liberal democracies the world over, Australia’s foreign policy is… Read More

What is COP26 and why does the fate of Earth, and Australia’s prosperity, depend on it?

WESLEY MORGAN | In just over two weeks, more than 100 world leaders will gather in the Scottish industrial city of Glasgow for… Read More

Explainer: What exactly is the Quad and what’s on the agenda for their Washington summit?

IAN HALL | On Friday, the leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the US met in Washington for the first in-person Quad summit. Read More

Matching strategic and defence policy to the climate challenge

BRENDAN SARGEANT | Australia is experiencing a series of cascading crises. While the most immediate is the Covid-19 pandemic, the global and regional strategic… Read More


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