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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

Defence industry and the Pacific

PETER LAYTON* | From an Australian defence viewpoint, the Pacific is suddenly fashionable.  This renewed attention has encouraged some interest in possible regional… 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… Read More

Papua New Guinea’s elections: A review and some personal insights

TEDDY WINN | Papua New Guinea has just come out of its 11th national election which took much longer than expected. The date… 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

Climate conversations and disconnected discourses

MELODIE RUWET | Pacific island leaders have declared climate change to be their most pressing security threat.  Meanwhile, the increased presence of China… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Vanuatu President dissolves Parliament In Vanuatu, the newly installed President, Nikenike Vuraboravu has dissolved Parliament on the advice of Prime… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #33

SOVINDA PO | South East Asia’s views on Pelosi visit to Taiwan In a surprising move the United States Speaker of the House… Read More

Nuclear deterrence: Actions speak louder than words

BROOKE TAYLOR AND PETER LAYTON | Nuclear threats are back with, a hard-nosed, in-your-face rhetoric. The Cold War had crises, but it was primarily… Read More

2050: A Pacific geostrategic vision for the world’s only Blue Continent

AUDREY AUMUA AND SOLI MIDDLEBY | Considering recent commentary on the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and Pacific regionalism, you could be forgiven for missing… Read More

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