• Shangri-La Voices

    Revitalising America’s Asia strategy: implications for Australia

    01 June 2017.  The United States has a major opportunity to reassure its Southeast Asian allies at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue this weekend. If it doesn't, the perception will be that the US is ceding regional leadership to China. In this piece for the Strategist, Tim Huxley and Benjamin Schreer argue that if this happens, Australia cannot afford to be strategically passive.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Developing the Five Power Defence Arrangements

    01 June 2017.  The Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) is a low-profile regional security institution between Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In this article for the Straits Times, Tim Huxley argues that while the original reasons for the FPDA's formation have become redundant, some thought and energy could enable it to play an important role in the stability of Southeast Asia.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2017

    01 June 2017.  The Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2017: Key developments and trends is the fourth in a series of publications covering a range of Asia-Pacific-focused regional strategic, geopolitical, economic, military and security topics. It is published in association with the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ annual security summit held in Singapore.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Japan's growing concern over China's naval might

    30 May 2017.  In this article for BBC News, Alexander Neill takes a look at the tension between Japan and China in the naval domain. As Japan's naval forces and their largest warship, the JS Izumo, take a more active role in Asian waters, the potential for escalation between the two countries is increasing.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Declining utility of anti-armour weapons: Norway’s inconvenient truth

    29 May 2017.  Serving as a public wake-up call, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence has issued a warning on the threat to current NATO anti-armour capabilities from the increased fielding of active protection systems (APS) on armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs).

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2017

    23 May 2017. 

    Key developments and trends in Asia-Pacific security

  • Politics and Strategy

    When it comes to starting a nuclear war, size doesn't matter

    21 April 2017.  If threatened, nations with a smaller arsenal may be the most apt to use nuclear weapons.

  • Strategic Comments

    TLAMs in Syria

    12 April 2017. 

    The United States' Tomahawk cruise-missile strikes on the Syrian regime's Shayrat Air Base in retaliation for the regime's sarin attack are unlikely to advance peace in Syria. The regime and its main supporters, Russia and Iran, remain defiant, and the Trump administration appears inclined to frame the strikes as a relatively narrow deterrent against chemical weapons attacks and keep counter-terrorism its main priority in Syria for now.

  • Military Balance Blog

    US Armoured Brigade Combat Teams – rotational deployments

    11 April 2017.  The inactivation of the last Armored Brigade Combat Team to be permanently based overseas leaves Washington’s foreign deployments reliant on US-based rotational forces, with implications for the US Army.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Testing times ahead with North Korea

    03 April 2017.  While predicting the behaviour of Pyongyang may be a fool’s errand, North Korea is presently on track to at least match 2016’s 24 ballistic-missile tests as it develops new systems and carries out assurance firings of already fielded types.

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