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Australia's Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK
April 30, 2016

Australia's Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat's defense editors discuss Australia's recent Collins-class replacement decision.

What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision
April 29, 2016

What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision

By Yuki Tatsumi
If Japan's next overseas defense bid is to succeed, Tokyo needs to make some changes.
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 Submarines: The US Option
November 01, 2015

Australia’s Submarines: The US Option

By David Hamon and Christine M. Leah
Why leasing U.S. boats might be Canberra’s best option.

Australia Wants Japanese Sub Propulsion
November 20, 2014

Australia Wants Japanese Sub Propulsion

By Clint Richards
Size, technology and stealth are proving too great a draw for Canberra.

Australia’s Delicate Soryu-Sub Balancing Act
October 29, 2014

Australia’s Delicate Soryu-Sub Balancing Act

By Clint Richards
The fine line between defense partnerships and alliances must be managed carefully.

Submarines: The Value of Option B
October 05, 2014

Submarines: The Value of Option B

By Mark Thomson
Australia appears to be leaning in favor of the Soryu-class sub. But what if that doesn't work out?
Australia May Buy ‘Off-The-Shelf’ Japanese Subs
September 03, 2014

Australia May Buy ‘Off-The-Shelf’ Japanese Subs

By Clint Richards
Although a risky sale in Australia, the benefits may be too great for either side to pass up.

Australia and Japan to Ink Submarine Deal
July 08, 2014

Australia and Japan to Ink Submarine Deal

By Zachary Keck
Prime Ministers Shinzo Abe and Tony Abbott will sign an agreement to open up cooperation on producing submarines.

Abe Gets a Boost for Article 9 Rewrite
June 13, 2014

Abe Gets a Boost for Article 9 Rewrite

By Clint Richards
Coalition partner New Komeito and regional allies show support for more involvement in regional security.

Abe’s Attempt to Corner China Through Diplomacy
May 30, 2014

Abe’s Attempt to Corner China Through Diplomacy

By Clint Richards
Japan is reaching out to Southeast Asia and seeking to control the discourse around its new security policy.
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