Ironically, the most important outcome of improved defence ties with Indonesia may well be political rather than strategic, writes Alan Dupont.
The draft defence white paper might be flawed but it sheds light on the strategic changes most likely to destabilise out region, argues Alan Dupont.
While there is nothing new about countries or companies wanting to protect intellectual property for commercial reasons, it has seldom been considered a national security problem, writes Alan Dupont.
The recent flurry of defence reports and reviews is creating a false sense of purpose and action, and cannot disguise a drift from defence policy, writes Alan Dupont.
Defence Minister Stephen Smith needs to provide strategic direction to his department in order to regain the respect of the defence force, argues Professor Alan Dupont.
Australia’s military must re-evaluate its role post Afghanistan or risk failing to adapt to new international challenges, leading security analyst Professor Alan Dupont warns.