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Australia's Disappearing Surface Combatant Fleet

Published Jan 21, 2024 11:16 AM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

As Australia awarded itself an ill-thought-out peace dividend at the end of the Cold War, the impact fell hardest on the Navy&rsqu...

Why Aren't the Red Sea Attacks Affecting the Oil Market?

Published Jan 18, 2024 1:05 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

[By David Uren] Attacks on shipping in the Red Sea have had almost no impact on the oil price, despite the volume of oil shippe...

Taiwan's Election Brings Risk of Conflict With China

Published Jan 16, 2024 4:25 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

On 13 January, Lai Ching-te of Taiwan’s independence-minded Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), was elected president&n...

BAE's Sub Workforce Problems May Foreshadow Difficulties for AUKUS

Published Dec 17, 2023 1:19 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Samuel Garrett] Senior officials in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom continue to sing the praises of the...

U.S. "Friend-Shoring" Framework Isn't Shifting Trade Away From China

Published Nov 8, 2023 7:36 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By David Uren] US efforts to encourage Indo-Pacific nations to diversify their trade away from China confront a well-establish...

As the World Looks Elsewhere, China Stirs Trouble in the South China Sea

Published Oct 29, 2023 10:19 AM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Peter Layton] China is again making mischief in the South China Sea, although this time while wars rage in Gaza and the Ukr...

10 Years and $330B Later, What Has China's Belt and Road Achieved?

Published Oct 19, 2023 2:55 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By David Uren] China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week, has now advanced m...

Op-Ed: How Many Nuclear Submarines Would Be Worth Buying for Australia?

Published Oct 15, 2023 2:35 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Environment

[By Peter Briggs] The September 2021 announcement of Australia’s transition to nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) u...

China's "Blue Dragon" Strategy in the Indo-Pacific

Published Oct 11, 2023 11:19 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Patrick Mendis and Antonina Luszczykiewicz] To compete strategically with the United States and undermine President Joe Bid...

Op-Ed: Western Price Cap on Russian Oil May Have Been Too Clever

Published Oct 8, 2023 7:14 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By David Uren] Western efforts to choke Russia’s oil profits are failing as production cuts agreed with Saudi Arabia pus...

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