Whose side is India on in the Russo-Ukrainian war?

Towards the end of March, an unusual sequence of diplomatic visitors passed through India’s capital. First came Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg and US Under Secretary of State for Political …

Tanks for the memories?

Militaries will always be reluctant to give up major prestigious pieces of equipment—even when they are no longer fit for purpose. Navies were very reluctant to give up battleships, but they became too vulnerable to …

Taiwan’s fatal attractions

In the same week that Taiwanese took to the streets to repudiate Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Taiwan’s leaders rolled out the red carpet for a visit by former US president Donald Trump’s secretary of state, …

Rocketing into space from northern Australia

As Australia expands its space sector, the nation’s north is crucial. Among other advantages, its geography provides critical orbital mechanics. The Northern Territory’s Nhulunbuy launch site, being established by Equatorial Launch Australia, lies approximately 12.5 …