Troubled Waters: Indonesia’s Growing Maritime Disputes
February 19, 2014
Troubled Waters: Indonesia’s Growing Maritime Disputes
Indonesia has become embroiled in maritime disputes with neighbors like Singapore, Australia, and Papua New Guinea.
Troubled Waters: Indonesia’s Growing Maritime Disputes
Chinese Naval Exercise In Eastern Indian Ocean Sends Mixed Signals
February 07, 2014
Chinese Naval Exercise In Eastern Indian Ocean Sends Mixed Signals
Chinese warships entered the eastern waters of the Indian Ocean for a rare exercise.
Chinese Naval Exercise In Eastern Indian Ocean Sends Mixed Signals
Interservice Harmony and Australia’s Near Abroad
November 25, 2013
Interservice Harmony and Australia’s Near Abroad
Canberra’s middle status simplifies life for Australia’s military in many ways. The US should take note.
Interservice Harmony and Australia’s Near Abroad
South Korea to Go “All In” on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
November 20, 2013
South Korea to Go “All In” on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Plus, the Navy’s top officer is only slightly worried about sequester’s impact on the pivot. Wednesday defense links.
South Korea to Go “All In” on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Will Indonesia Rip Up Their Defense Treaty With Australia?
November 20, 2013
Will Indonesia Rip Up Their Defense Treaty With Australia?
Snowden’s leaks could reshape Asia-Pacific security if Indonesia and Australia remain estranged
Will Indonesia Rip Up Their Defense Treaty With Australia?
Who Resurrected the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?
November 20, 2013
Who Resurrected the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?
Long considered dead, the prospect of a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement has gained new life.
Who Resurrected the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?
South Korea Eyes F-35 Fighter Jets
October 25, 2013
South Korea Eyes F-35 Fighter Jets
Plus, can the U.S. build an effective Pacific strategy for the 21st Century? Thursday defense links.
South Korea Eyes F-35 Fighter Jets
5 Warfare Concepts That Explain Rugby
October 18, 2013
5 Warfare Concepts That Explain Rugby
Watching rugby allows observers to see the ideas of Clausewitz, Corbett and Sun Tzu in action.
5 Warfare Concepts That Explain Rugby
The Lonely Face of Sea Power
October 17, 2013
The Lonely Face of Sea Power
Nations rarely appreciate their navies…until they need it. Australia is no different.
The Lonely Face of Sea Power
Australia’s Delicate China-Japan Balancing Act
October 17, 2013
Australia’s Delicate China-Japan Balancing Act
Australia has endorsed Abe’s proposed defense reforms, but hopes to avoid upsetting China.
Australia’s Delicate China-Japan Balancing Act
The Geopolitics of Australia
October 09, 2013
The Geopolitics of Australia
“Australia is an island, a continent and a nation” lying at intersect of North America and the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
The Geopolitics of Australia
The Diplomacy of Fleet Reviews
October 08, 2013
The Diplomacy of Fleet Reviews
The Naval Diplomat delivers remarks at the International Fleet Review 2013, in Sydney, Australia.
The Diplomacy of Fleet Reviews
China’s Internet Censors Outnumber PLA Troops
October 08, 2013
China’s Internet Censors Outnumber PLA Troops
Plus, President Xi warns Taiwan that a political settlement cannot be put off forever. Monday China links.
China’s Internet Censors Outnumber PLA Troops
Strategic Triangle: A Japan-Australia-India Coalition at Sea?
July 21, 2013
Strategic Triangle: A Japan-Australia-India Coalition at Sea?
Mutual interests and threats make a triangular maritime coalition sensible. But will it be enough?
Strategic Triangle: A Japan-Australia-India Coalition at Sea?
US Forced to Drop 4 Unexploded Bombs on Great Barrier Reef
July 20, 2013
US Forced to Drop 4 Unexploded Bombs on Great Barrier Reef
This week US Marine jets were forced to drop four 500-pound bombs on the world’s largest coral reef in Australia.
US Forced to Drop 4 Unexploded Bombs on Great Barrier Reef
The Mining Boom Is Dead: Long Live King Gas
May 31, 2013
The Mining Boom Is Dead: Long Live King Gas
With the mining boom declared over, Australia turns to LNG. But is the local industry competitive enough?
The Mining Boom Is Dead: Long Live King Gas
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