• A strategic investment fund for advanced technology

    Craig Mudge     |      December 4, 2021

    Australia is up with the best in the science of quantum computing, but new approaches are needed to address deficiencies in our defence and intelligence technology.

  • Cleared hot

    William Stoltz     |      December 3, 2021

    Businesses looking to work on sensitive government projects often have to obtain standardised security clearances for their staff, but the need for security vetting now arguably extends well beyond government contracts.

  • Strengthening intelligence collaboration

    Michael Shoebridge     |      November 25, 2021

    This is an extraordinarily rich if difficult time to be in the intelligence community, whether in Australia or in our key allies and partners.

  • New rules in the spy game

    Albert Zhang     |      November 12, 2021

    Cyberspace is changing spycraft, and national security agencies are being urged to adopt machine learning and open-source data to bolster their analytical capabilities.

  • Fighting transnational crime

    Tuan Pham     |      November 7, 2021

    Transnational organised crime (TOC) is becoming a global problem that will require international and interagency coordination, network analysis and information sharing to contain it.

  • Developing a national threat assessment for Australia

    Richard Keir     |      November 3, 2021

    An annual all-threats assessment would help prepare Australians for a rapidly changing world.

  • Embracing change to face evolving threats

    Brendan Nicholson     |      November 1, 2021

    The speed of technological change and the deteriorating strategic context are driving transformation of the Australian Army, according to Lieutenant General Rick Burr.

  • Australia needs a transparent threat assessment

    Richard Keir     |      October 30, 2021

    A proper threat assessment could help the Australian public understand the most significant changes in Australia’s national security environment since the late 1930s.

  • Collaboration not captivity

    David Fawcett     |      October 22, 2021

    AUKUS does not make Australia captive to a foreign agenda. Instead, it opens doors to enhanced collaboration that will build collective capability and resilience, enhancing Australia’s ability to partner with like-minded nations to deter threats and contribute to stability and security in the Indo-Pacific.

  • Lack of speed kills

    Michael Shoebridge     |      September 26, 2021

    As Australia begins to develop nuclear powered submarines to combat the growing threat of the Chinese navy, we also need to increase innovation across all aspects of defence to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

  • 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.

  • AUKUS sets a clear direction for Australia’s defence

    Peter Jennings     |      September 23, 2021

    AUKUS is the best thing to have happened in years to give Xi pause in his international risk-taking. The stronger AUKUS is, for example, the less likely he will risk war with an attack on Taiwan.