The excitement over the announcement of a space agency for Australia has now quietened. So it's time to work out what we want, and how to get there.
We are witnessing the transformation of the existing defence business into one which embraces the new.
A new position paper on co-operating with the EU on defence assumes a lot and suggests very little.
The North Korean regime has lashed out at Australia, describing its participation in current military exercises with the US and South Korea as 'a suicidal act of inviting disaster'.
There is much debate over how to react to North Korean missile threats. What can we learn from Israel’s responses to actual rocket attacks?
Malcolm Turnbull has appointed his chief-of-staff Greg Moriarty to head up the Department of Defence.
The effectiveness of the changes to the ADF's role in counter-terrorism operations will depend heavily on the willingness of state police to accept military advice and assistance.
The changes are designed to assist in preparing for incidents, enabling a more comprehensive ADF response if needed, and improving the flow of information between the ADF and police.
Unlike most domestic criminal law, the laws governing the behaviour of Australian armed forces apply to criminal conduct alleged to have taken place overseas.
An aggressive posture is one thing – but doing something about it is another, as countries factor in the costs and risks of aggression.
Intercontinental ballistic missiles, such as the one tested by North Korea this week, fly far too high and fast for current missile defence systems to engage with.
Pickett's Charge was one of the seminal battles of the U.S. Civil War, setting the stage for the ultimate Confederacy defeat. Could it have played out differently?
Politics podcast: Dennis Richardson on telling it like it is.
Dennis Richardson was never afraid to tell ministers what he believed they should hear, and any grudges they had as a result they apparently got over very quickly.
The Conversation’s political experts react to the 2017-18 budget's key measures in the areas of welfare, foreign aid, defence spending and more.
One of the most challenging jobs in the federal public service has opened.
The new Joint Strike Fighter will make its first appearance before an Australian crowd this weekend. But how close to being operational is the new fighter aircraft?
The small city-state is an important regional ally, and we should work hard to maintain that strong relationship.
Beijing has traditionally retained its nuclear weapons on a no-first-use basis, but it's ready to deploy them more assertively.
More than ever, Pine Gap remains at the heart of the Australian alliance with the United States, but serious reform is needed.
An industry in crisis needs a government that can deliver help where it's needed.