Why Western fighter jets are critical to Ukraine’s success—and how Australia could help

MATTHEW SUSSEX | US President Joe Biden’s decision on 19 May to help facilitate Ukraine’s efforts to procure advanced fourth-generation fighter… Read More

Divided Indian diaspora in Australia tops concerns for Narendra Modi visit

IAN HALL | Narendra Modi arrives this week for an official visit to Australia. When he first came to Australia in November 2014,… Read More

Reeling in illegal fishing is crucial to Australia’s maritime security

MELISSA CONLEY TYLER, MICHAEL HEAZLE, JADE LINDLEY AND SHARON COWDEN | Combating illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU fishing) is… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 10 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  US steps up Pacific engagement The USA continues to step up its Pacific engagement in its attempt to counter China’s influence… Read More

AUKUS sets sail in the Indo-Pacific

PETER LAYTON | Australia’s acquisition of a replacement for its Collins class conventional submarine fleet is proving remarkably complicated. The 2009 Australian Defence White… Read More

Trade talks mask growing tensions between India and Russia

IAN HALL | Talk of a new free trade agreement between India and Russia should not distract from the unravelling of their strategic… Read More

Chinese spy bases on Myanmar’s Great Coco Island? Here we go again

ANDREW SELTH  |   A little history should help dampen some wild speculation about eavesdropping facilities in the Indian Ocean. On 31 March, Chatham House… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 26 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |   UK Foreign Minister visits Pacific The UK Foreign Secretary, Hon James Cleverly, visited the Pacific islands region recently. He met… Read More

Helping AUKUS last the distance

PETER LAYTON | While defence matters usually receive limited meaningful public debate in Australia, the government will need to take a different approach if… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 15 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Vanuatu comes to grips with cyclone aftermath  Further to the impacts of not one but two cyclones within the… Read More

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