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Australia’s Defense Budget to Jump 81% Over Next Decade
February 26, 2016

Australia’s Defense Budget to Jump 81% Over Next Decade

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Canberra plans the most ambitious regeneration of its naval forces since World War II.
Australia's Foreign Minister Gets Chilly Welcome in China
February 19, 2016

Australia's Foreign Minister Gets Chilly Welcome in China

By Shannon Tiezzi
Julie Bishop is challenged on defense ties with Japan and the South China Sea during her visit to Beijing.

Has Germany Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs?
January 23, 2016

Has Germany Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A German bid is reportedly losing ground over technical concerns.

Australia and Japan: The Unknown Unknowns
November 21, 2015

Australia and Japan: The Unknown Unknowns

By Mark Thomson
Australia's submarine decision has significant implications for its strategic relationship with Japan.

How Will Australia Choose Its Next Submarine Builder?
November 19, 2015

How Will Australia Choose Its Next Submarine Builder?

By Mina Pollmann
As France, Germany, and Japan promote their bids, a look at Australia's wishlist for its next submarine class.
Australia’s Submarine Debate: Shipyards and Seas
October 13, 2015

Australia’s Submarine Debate: Shipyards and Seas

By Helen Clark
The debate often misses the regional context surrounding Australia’s submarine program.

Japan to Offer Australia Its Top-Secret Submarine Technology
October 07, 2015

Japan to Offer Australia Its Top-Secret Submarine Technology

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Tokyo has disclosed additional details of its offer to replace the Royal Australian Navy's Collins-class subs.
Australia’s New Defense Minister
September 30, 2015

Australia’s New Defense Minister

By Helen Clark
Australia has a new PM, new defense minister, new White Paper... what about the South China Sea?

Can Japan Win Australia's Submarine Contract?
July 28, 2015

Can Japan Win Australia's Submarine Contract?

By Mina Pollmann
Domestic factors will play just as much of a role as actual technology when it comes time to select the winning bid.

Australia-Japan Talk Closer Military Ties at Pacific Meeting
May 25, 2015

Australia-Japan Talk Closer Military Ties at Pacific Meeting

By Helen Clark
The two countries plan to facilitate joint military exercises.

Japan Approves Disclosing Secret Sub Info to Australia
May 22, 2015

Japan Approves Disclosing Secret Sub Info to Australia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The game is on! Japan officially announces that it will bid for a contract to build 12 submarines in Australia.
Tokyo's Subs Might Not Be Best Option for Australia
May 07, 2015

Tokyo's Subs Might Not Be Best Option for Australia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Despite sharing classified data, the Australian submariner community remains skeptical of the Soryu-class submarines.

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