Climate and Australia’s National Security
Climate change matters to Defence and has a direct effect on warfighting.
Needless anxiety over China will only make it true
Australians need to rapidly reassess their China-Taiwan calculus, because as it stands we are overstating our global importance and understating realities.
Cementing Iran into a Russo-Chinese Coalition is Strategic Folly
Bringing Iran in from the cold would not only undercut a potential axis with China and Russia, it would allow the US to concentrate on its main game.
China and Russia - The view from the engaged watcher’s armchair
History is sometimes less about logical decisions than it is about the confluence of forces and the egos of humans.
Rhetoric and Reason; What Drives the US and China
China has long charted its own course towards a defined destiny, while the West drifts from the path of unity towards a destination unknown.
Back to the Future for the South West Pacific
As this decade progresses, more and more learned Australians are joining a gospel choir.
Counterpropaganda is Not a Dirty Word
Democracies need to shed the ethical baggage associated with counterpropaganda and harness the integrity of their institutions to engage in positive information offensives in a hyper connected age.
The Next Revolution in Defence Spending
‘Whatever works’ is what the world’s military wants to purchase. But what is working in the current Ukrainian crisis?
Book Review: Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World, by Miroslav Volf
The influence of religion at its worst on violence, and its best on peacemaking, is relevant to military leaders today.
In Memoriam of the UNSC – The Ukraine conflict, world order, and the ADF
Russia’s act of aggression against Ukraine has finally proved the frailty of the UNSC design against belligerent behemoths.
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine – Five Lessons for Taiwan
Beijing is closely watching the West’s response to the 24 February 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine for its own plans regarding the eventual subjugation of the independent country of Taiwan.