• Revamping the ADF

    Malcolm Davis     |      August 5, 2022

    The Labor government must accept the challenge posed by a rising China to our nation and our region and respond with responsible and decisive changes to Australian defence policy.

  • NATO must stand fast against the Russian ogre

    Malcolm Davis     |      July 2, 2022

    While all are too timid to fight for the freedom they profess to support, NATO nations have shown varying degrees of outrage and support for Ukraine’s brave and lonely fight against the marauding Russian ogre, and must redouble their resolve to fight further aggression with more than just brave words.

  • Australia has lift off

    Malcolm Davis     |      June 29, 2022

    Australia has taken another step towards becoming a serious contributor to the global space economy with the launch of a NASA sounding rocket from the Arnhem Space Center at Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory.

  • Naval lessons from the Black Sea

    Malcolm Davis     |      May 12, 2022

    The sinking of Russia’s flagship and the ongoing humiliation of its navy in the Black Sea by Ukrainian drones and missiles offers lessons for navies in the Pacific, not least in offering clues to counter China’s naval aggression.

  • Australia’s strategic space update

    Malcolm Davis     |      March 13, 2022

    Australia’s strategic space update should envision an ambitious future incorporating sovereign launch capacity and a composite space control program.

  • Russia’s reckless anti-satellite test

    Malcolm Davis     |      November 19, 2021

    In blowing up a satellite and endangering the space environment for decades to come, Putin’s aggressive and reckless regime has seriously damaged the prospects for meaningful progress in arms control in space.

  • Boosting space capabilities through AUKUS

    Malcolm Davis     |      October 12, 2021

    A common AUKUS approach to rapid launch to reconstitute lost capabilities, as well as defensive space control to defend critical systems, would help safeguard against Russian and Chinese attacks on vital orbital systems.

  • AUKUS should reset Australian strategy

    Malcolm Davis     |      September 25, 2021

    The announcement of the AUKUS agreement is the most important development in Australian defence policy since the signing of the ANZUS Treaty in 1951 and will lead to a radical reshaping of our role in the Indo-Pacific region.

  • Australia needs a national space strategy

    Malcolm Davis     |      August 26, 2021

    The Australian Space Agency released a civil space strategy in 2019, but Defence hasn’t followed suit. It’s time for a national space strategy to guide how Australia protects its security interests in a contested high frontier.

  • One giant leap for Richard Branson

    Malcolm Davis     |      July 14, 2021

    Richard Branson’s jaunt to the edge of space may look like a publicity stunt, but it’s actually another small step towards an exciting future of commercial space travel.

  • Bringing reusable rockets to Australia

    Malcolm Davis     |      May 21, 2021

    The development of re-useable rockets brings the promise of rapid, low-cost access to space a step closer, and increases the attractiveness of Australia as a potential launch site for both civilian and military purposes.

  • All eyes on Taiwan

    Malcolm Davis     |      February 15, 2021

    Having isolated Taiwan on the international stage through political and economic pressure, Communist China is stepping up ‘grey zone’ and military operations and seems intent on invasion.