UWA Public Policy Institute | Looking beyond nuclear-powered submarines: The AUKUS opportunities for WA by Professor Peter Dean

In late 2021, the headlines surrounding Australia’s decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines dominated the news. As the first initiative of the new AUKUS (Australia, United Kingdom and United States) defence agreement, it has generated significant media and political attention both at home and abroad.

The Strategist | War in Ukraine provides opportunities for deepening Australia–India defence cooperation by Troy Lee-Brown

On Monday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison held the second India–Australia virtual summit. At the meeting, the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the India–Australia comprehensive strategic partnership and welcomed the considerable progress made in strengthening political, economic, security, technology, cyber and defence cooperation.

The Australian | Joint military HQ ‘a must’ to repel China

Australia and the United States need to set up a ‘new combined headquarters for operations’ off the WA coast to beef up deterrence against China, a defence expert says.

The Guardian | Peter Dutton casts Coalition as stronger than Labor on defence as election nears – so how different are they?

It was a classic Peter Dutton outing. The defence minister used a speech this week to warn that “ominous clouds are forming” in the Indo-Pacific, that China and Russia’s “unholy alliance” should ring alarm bells, and that countries in the region must confront the “mounting threats to regional stability”.

The Conversation | The Morrison government wants a ‘khaki’ election: How do the two major parties stack up on national security? by Professor Peter Dean

The Morrison government is hell-bent on putting national security and defence front and centre in the lead-up to the May election. From a major foreign policy speech to the Lowy Institute on March 7 through to his visit to Perth on March 16-17, Morrison has announced seven major initiatives on national security and defence.

ABC | Reckless escalation: China criticised over laser use against RAAF plane featuring Professor Peter Dean

Chinese commentators are claiming Australia is throwing mud at Beijing, after a Chinese warship shone a laser at an Australian airforce surveillance plane in the waters north of Australia last Thursday, attracting condemnation from the federal government.

The Strategist | Australia needs a radical expansion of its land-based strike capabilities by Professor Peter Dean

To meet the challenges of expanding high-end military capabilities in the region and the need to significantly increase the Australian Defence Force’s deterrent capabilities, the Australian government should up-end one of the traditional ways it has approached regional defence.

The Strategist | The defence of Australia requires a new force posture review by Marcus Schultz

The release of the 2020 Defence Strategic Update marked an important shift away from the strategic and capability judgements outlined in the 2012 The strategic and capability judgements outlined in the Australian government’s 2020 defence strategic update have superseded the Defence Department’s last force posture review released in 2012.

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.

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: https://unsw.adfa.edu.au/hass/our-research/naval-studies-group