Tag Archives: Australia

Sea Control 39 – Pacific Cyber Security

In a very short episode, Natalie Sambhi, of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), interviews her colleague Klée Aiken from ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) about ICPC’s new report on cyber maturity in the Asia Pacific. They talk about … Continue reading

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The unmanned underwater future

Text by Rosalyn Turner. Rosalyn Turner is an intern of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) with research interests in counterterrorism, international security and emerging defence technologies. This article was published there at first. As Australia wrestles with the difficult … Continue reading

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Sea Control 30 – Australian Submarines

As announced in Sea Control episode #26, this episode is the Asia-Pacific edition, hosted by Natalie Sambhi of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Currently, Australia has six diesel powered Collins-class submarines, in which only about two are fully operable … Continue reading

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HMAS Canberra LHD To Be Handed Over Q3 2014

The latest satellite imagery shows the HMAS Canberra LHD at the fitting out pier at BAE’s Williamstown shipyard in Victoria, Australia. The Canberra class amphibious assault ships are the largest vessels ever constructed for Australia, and it appears the Royal Australian … Continue reading

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BAE Taranis UCAV At RAAF’s Woomera Airfield

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe appears to show the BAE-built Taranis stealth UCAV at Australia’s RAAF Woomera Airfield. BAE Systems, a British defense and aerospace company, revealed earlier in February that the Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator successfully completed its … Continue reading

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The Pivot to East Asia … or how to balance the emerging power of China

This article was written by Patrick Truffer for the Freie Universität Berlin. This essay explores the relationship of the “Pivot to East Asia” strategy to the increasing power potential of China whilst investigating the implementation of the balance of power … Continue reading

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ISPK-Analyse: Machtverschiebungen im Indo-Pazifik

von Felix F. Seidler, Administrator von Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik. Barack Obamas Rede in Canberra fand in der deutschen Presse genauso wenig statt wie der maritime Rüstungswettlauf in Asien. Europas Gesuch für einen Beobachterstatus beim East Asia Summit wurde 2x abgelehnt. Eine … Continue reading

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Ein indo-pazifischer Marinestützpunkt des Westens?

von Felix F. Seidler, Administrator von Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik. Der Artikel wurde dort als erstes veröffentlicht. Die US-Marinepräsenz in Australien wird stark zunehmen. In diesem Rahmen kursiert auch die Idee eines multinationalen, von westlichen Nationen betriebenen Marinestützpunkts im indo-pazifischen Raum. Trotz … Continue reading

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In Afghanistan, Coalition Mulls Negotiations with Taliban

U.S. President Barack Obama campaigned on a promise to win the war in Afghanistan. On taking office in January, he promptly ordered 17,000 U.S. troops to reinforce U.S., NATO and allied forces in the Central Asian country. The reinforcement were … Continue reading

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