Policy, Guns and Money: Offshore patrol vessels, India–China standoff and Europe’s Covid-19 response

In this episode, ASPI’s Malcolm Davis and Marcus Hellyer bring you an update on maritime and space issues, including discussion of Marcus’s report on the possibilities for Australia’s new offshore patrol vessels, SpaceX launches and Defence Science and Technology’s ‘Strategy 2030’.

Next, ASPI researcher Aakriti Bachhawat and our cyber centre’s Nathan Ruser talk about the ongoing India–China border standoff and Nathan’s analysis of satellite imagery of the disputed area.

Finally, interns Alexandra Pascoe and Daria Impiombato talk about the impact of Covid-19 on the European Union and how it can overcome the pandemic. They discuss the EU’s plan for economic recovery and how the proposed recovery fund could strengthen the union.