Articles by: "Graeme Dobell"
ASPI’s decades: Kit, complexity and capability

ASPI celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. This series looks at ASPI’s work since its creation in August 2001. The military needs kit. Cash builds capability. Such plain propositions to describe such expensive complexity. What …

ASPI’s decades: The contest of contestability

ASPI celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. This series looks at ASPI’s work since its creation in August 2001. ‘Contestability’ is a very Canberra word. It’s about the need to promote arguments. So the best …

ASPI’s decades: Asia–Pacific to Indo-Pacific

ASPI celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. This series looks at ASPI’s work since its creation in August 2001. Among strategists, geography is used in an effort to refine Australia’s strategic thinking and impose hierarchy …

ASPI’s decades: Eyeing India

ASPI celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. This series looks at ASPI’s work since its creation in August 2001. Australia’s hope–fear equations on India and China have been through contrasting evolutions during ASPI’s two decades. …

ASPI’s decades: The 9/11 era

ASPI will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this year. This series looks at ASPI’s work since its creation in August 2001. ‘A US decision to invade Iraq would be a clear demonstration that September 11 …

ASPI’s decades: Strategy

ASPI will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this year. This series looks at ASPI’s work since its creation in August 2001. The name is the game: the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. ASPI thinks about strategy. …

The peaks and troughs of ANZUS at 70

Beyond defending Australia and New Zealand, the original purpose of the ANZUS alliance was to keep the US in, Japan down and China out. This aphorism reworks its original NATO context (keep the Russians out, …