Defence of Japan 2021: A Focus On Proactive Defense Efforts With Allies

08/15/2021
By Thomas Wilkins and Daisuke Akimoto Japan’s new defence white paper, Defense of Japan 2021, affirms Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s continuation of his predecessor Shinzo Abe’s proactive contribution to regional peace and security. Stemming from a desire to counter any trend towards a norm of ‘might is right’ in the region, the white…

Australian Sovereign Industrial Capability: Shaping a Post COVID-19 World

07/02/2021
Our colleagues at the Institute for Integrated Economic Research Australia Ltd having been working with Global Access Partners Pty Ltd and Gravity iLabs, DMTC Limited 2021 on a series of workshops framing key issues for a way ahead for Australia in the post-COVID 19 world. A key element of shaping…

The Predator’s Potential Contribution to the Quad

06/21/2021
By Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd) New Delhi. The US-India ties peaked during the Trump Administration in security and capability building. Many of the pending LOAs (Letters of Acceptance) were hurriedly approved by the US, the driving factor apparently being a very aggressive China which literally wants to push the…

Exercise Arnhem Thunder

05/25/2021
By Flight Lieutenant Robert Cochran Air Force has deployed approximately 50 aircraft and over 500 personnel to the Northern Territory for Exercise Arnhem Thunder 21. As one of Air Force’s largest domestic training exercises for 2021, Arnhem Thunder provides important force generation training, focusing on high-end collective training and involving multiple…

Nuclear Submarines and Nuclear Power in Australia?

05/11/2021
By Denis Mole In Adelaide’s The Advertiser newspaper on 7 March, former defence minister Christopher Pyne said, ‘Then there is the nonsensical argument that the Attack Class submarines are no good because they aren’t nuclear. Almost all of these arguments are driven by people who either know nothing at all about submarines and…

Trojan Footprint 21: Working the Black Sea Region Challenges

05/09/2021
Trojan Footprint is the premier Special Operations Forces exercise in Europe. While the exercise is focused on improving the ability to SOF to counter myriad threats, it also increases integration with conventional forces and enhances interoperability with our NATO allies and European partners. Most importantly, however, Trojan Footprint builds upon…