Articles by: "Malcolm Davis"
China military watch

Welcome to ‘China military watch’, a new monthly feature in The Strategist from ASPI’s defence analysts examining developments in Chinese military affairs. ‘Mighty Dragon’ enters mass production China has announced the beginning of mass production …

Blowing up diplomacy on the Korean peninsula

In a stunning dismissal of the value of inter-Korean diplomacy, Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, ordered the destruction of the joint liaison office in Kaesong near the border with South …

Towards a blue-water space force?

The formation of the US Space Force has raised inevitable questions about its purpose and role and about how it will fit in with broader US space policy and activities in the civil and commercial …

The return of the interceptor

Every year, the International Institute for Strategic Studies publishes a thorough assessment of the capabilities and defence economics of militaries around the globe. The 2020 edition of The military balance covers 171 countries and provides …

ASPI suggests

The world One couldn’t be blamed for believing that the end of the world is nigh as the World Health Organization declares a coronavirus pandemic and coverage of the outbreak takes over just about every …

ASPI suggests

The world If your trust in the United States has been shaken in recent years, you’re not alone. Michael Fullilove argues in The Atlantic that while the US is not in decline as many argue, …

Spy games in the grey zone of outer space

A common refrain in the space policy community is that ‘space is contested, congested and competitive’. The ‘contested’ aspect was demonstrated recently when two Russian intelligence –collection satellites closed in on, and trailed, a top-secret …