Articles by: "Graeme Dunk"
Designing an Australian DARPA

In The Strategist in July, we outlined our concept for an Australian equivalent of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), mooted by ASPI. We envisaged this Australian version of DARPA filling the ‘valley …

The Great Game in the South Pacific

The Great Game was played by Great Britain and Russia throughout the 19th century and reflected the two powers’ political and strategic jostling for influence across Central Asia. It was essentially about geographic positioning, and …

Sovereignty is the key to defence industry policy

Sovereignty is now the buzzword of defence industry policy, applied liberally to whatever project is under discussion. The idea has been further entrenched in the defence lexicon following publication of the long-awaited Defence Industrial Capability …

Sovereignty, sovereignty, all is sovereignty

Sovereignty is the topic du jour in defence circles. The Defence Industry Policy Statement (DIPS) 2016 has replaced the concept of Priority Industry Capabilities (PICs) with Sovereign Industry Capabilities (SICs) and the Department of Defence …

ASC: to sell or not to sell, that is the question

We need to consider the future position of ASC. The recent announcements on submarines and naval shipbuilding have resulted in a marked increase in the clamour around a potential sale of the Adelaide-based naval constructor. …