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"Spy Ship" Port Call Symbolizes Sino-Indian Maritime Competition

Published Sep 28, 2022 9:51 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

In September 2014, Sri Lanka stirred the embers of conflict in the Indian Ocean region by allowing Chinese naval vessels to d...

Australia Advances Joint U.S.-UK Nuclear Attack Sub Project

Published Sep 18, 2022 2:47 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Brendan Nicholson] The prospect of the Royal Australian Navy’s promised nuclear-powered submarines (SSNs) being built...

Chinese Partners Attempt to Set Up "Micro-State" on Mid-Pacific Atoll

Published Sep 15, 2022 1:11 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Shailendra Bahadur Singh] Last week’s news of a Chinese couple’s audacious plot to set up a mini...

Why a Blockade of Taiwan Would be Disastrous for China

Published Aug 7, 2022 11:17 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By David Uren] China’s live-fire drills surrounding Taiwan over the weekend simulated an economic blockade, with Chinese...

What Would an Australian Sovereign Nuclear-Sub Program Look Like?

Published Jul 31, 2022 7:31 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By John Harvey] After the cancellation of the Attack-class submarine program in favour of nuclear-powered boats (SSNs), Austra...

Op-Ed: Is Hydropower a Faustian Bargain?

Published Jun 30, 2022 11:49 AM by The Strategist

Posted in: Environment

The era of cheap oil and gas is over. Russia’s war in Ukraine—or, more specifically, Europe’s ambitious effort t...

AUKUS: How "Sovereign" Does Naval Shipbuilding Have to Be?

Published Jun 28, 2022 9:59 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Shipbuilding

[By Marcus Hellyer and Andrew Nicholls] In our previous post, we considered the likelihood of the US provid...

Relentless Export Machine: China Doubles its Trade Surplus

Published Jun 22, 2022 2:51 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Business

[By David Uren] China’s trade surplus hit an extraordinary $292 billion in the first five months of the year—more t...

China's Real Ambitions in the South Pacific

Published Jun 17, 2022 4:51 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By John Garrick and Yan C. Bennett] President Xi Jinping’s ‘China dream’ now extends across the Pacific...

Opinion: Patrol Plane Run-In Symbolizes China's "Security Assistance"

Published Jun 8, 2022 3:09 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

The May 26 incident where a Chinese fighter aircraft fired flares and chaff at an Australian maritime patrol aircraft in inte...

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