The Next Phase of Australian National Security Strategy: Noise Before Defeat 5

12/28/2020
In the release of the new Australian defensce strategy on July 1, 2020, Prime Minister Morrison highlighted the important role which Senator Jim Molan plays in his thinking about defence.. Recently, Senator Molan has launched a podcast series looking at the way ahead and how Australia might address the challenges…

The Next Phase of Australian National Security Strategy: Noise Before Defeat 3

12/07/2020
By Robbin Laird I am in the throes of finishing up my book on the evolution of Australian defence strategy over the past several years, from 2014 until now. With the announcement of the new government defence strategy by Prime Minister Morrison on July 1, 2020, it seemed a good…

The Next Phase of Australian National Security Strategy: Noise Before Defeat 2

11/29/2020
By Robbin Laird I am in the throes of finishing up my book on the evolution of Australian defence strategy over the past several years, from 2014 until now. With the announcement of the new government defence strategy by Prime Minister Morrison on July 1, 2020, it seemed a good…

Japan’s Ministry of Defence: “Free and Open-Pacific (FOIP)

11/13/2020
According to the Japanese Ministry of Defence: A free and open maritime order, which relies on the rule of law, is the foundation for the stability and prosperity of the international community. As the Indo-Pacific region is the core of the world’s vitality supporting more than half the world’s population,…

The 10th Anniversary of the Lancaster House Agreements: The Future of the Franco-British Defense Relationship

11/09/2020
With the coming of Brexit and the continuing challenges to sort out the relationship with the Continent, a key question is how the two most significant defense players in Europe, France and Britain, will sort out their relationship going forward. We discuss this at some length in our new book…

The Next Phase of Australian National Security Strategy: Senator Jim Molan Weighs In

10/31/2020
By Robbin Laird I am in the throes of finishing up my book on the evolution of Australian defence strategy over the past several years, from 2014 until now. With the announcement of the new government defence strategy by Prime Minister Morrison on July 1, 2020, it seemed a good…

The Shift to the Indo-Pacific: Australia Resets Its Defence Strategy

10/30/2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the prime minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, launched a new defense and security strategy for Australia. This strategy reset puts Australia on the path of enhanced defense capabilities. The change represents a serious shift in its policies towards China, and in reworking alliance…