ABC | Defence Force scraps Taipan helicopters in favour of US Blackhawks report by David Lipson on PM featuring Professor Peter Dean

The Australian Defence Force is scrapping its troubled fleet of European designed Taipan helicopters and will replace them with up to 40 American made Blackhawks and Seahawks.

Then and Now: Why the Future Defence of Australia Requires a New Force Posture Review by Marcus Schultz

7 December 2021 Executive summary The release of the 2020 Defence Strategic Update marked an important shift away from the strategic and capability judgements outlined in the 2012 Force Posture Review. In coming years, the existing level of military preparedness to defend in Australia’s north-western maritime approaches is more likely to be tested. While Defence has made some commendable progress toward improving strategically important mainland and offshore Australian Defence Force (ADF) bases in the north and north west, inconsistencies remain raising the risk level and likelihood…

Apple Podcasts Preview | S6E12 – RAN Amphibious Operations In WWII | Australian Naval History Podcast | Professor Peter Dean, Petar Djokovic & Vice Admiral Peter Jones

Miesje de Vogel and her expert panel of Professor Peter Dean, Petar Djokovic & Vice Admiral Peter Jones discuss the series of amphibious operations the RAN took part in during World War II. Produced by the Naval Studies Group & the Creative Media Unit at the University of NSW (Canberra) in conjunction with the Australian Naval Institute, the Submarine Institute of Australia, Naval Historical Society & the Seapower Centre - Australia. For more information see:

Fighting Australia’s Cold War | The Nexus of Strategy and Operations in a Multipolar Asia, 1945–1965 | Professor Peter Dean & Dr Tristan Moss

In the first two decades of the Cold War, Australia fought in three conflicts and prepared to fight in a possible wider conflagration in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. In Korea, Malaya and Borneo, Australian forces encountered new types of warfare, integrated new equipment and ideas, and were part of the longest continual overseas deployments in Australia’s history. 

The Heritage Foundation | How to Better Understand the Chinese Defense Budget | Professor Peter Robertson, Dean and Head of School, University of Western Australia Business School

Join Heritage and a distinguished group of experts on the Chinese defense budget to get a better sense of what is currently known about the Chinese defense budget and what needs to be further studied and explored.

Lowy Institute, The Interpreter | It’s not rocket science, Australia needs a stronger space strategy by Dr Tristan Moss

The contested and congested nature of space means this vital arena cannot be approached in a fragmented fashion.

La Trobe Asia | The AUKUS Deal: Regional Security in the Indo-Pacific

Panel: • Dr Anna Powles, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies at Massey University, New Zealand • Associate Professor Maria Rost Rublee, Politics and International Relations, Monash University • Professor Peter Dean, Director, Defence and Security Institute, University of Western Australia • Natalie Sambhi, Executive Director, Verve Research

The Strategist | South Korea–Australia relations and the fine line between cooperation and friction in East Asia by Jae Jeok Park

As the Australia–Japan security relationship continues to strengthen, there’s concern among the South Korean security community that that may come at the expense of their country’s own interests.

Centre for Economic Policy Research | Debating defence budgets: Why military purchasing power parity matters with Professor Peter Robertson

US military spending is said to be greater than the next 11 countries combined. However, the conventional use of market exchange rates to compare across countries dramatically overstates US spending relative to other countries. This column introduces a military purchasing power parity exchange rate for 59 countries based on the relative unit cost ratio across counties.