Australia’s most pressing defence challenge: skills

The evolution of warfare in the 21st century has ushered in an era of cyber conflicts, artificial intelligence  and autonomous systems. Those technological advances have fundamentally altered the nature of military engagement, demanding a profound …

High noon at Second Thomas Shoal

China has identified the beleaguered garrison at Second Thomas Shoal as a weak link among the South China Sea features physically occupied by the Philippines and, by extension, the US-Philippines alliance. While Manila has held …

China is back as Australia’s dominant export market

Australia’s exports to the nations that supported it during China’s three-year campaign of economic punishment are tumbling, as China reasserts its position as Australia’s dominant export market. Exports to Japan have dropped by a third …