Australia’s long-awaited naval shipbuilding plan has two interconnected weaknesses when it comes to sovereignty.
Wilson coined the phrase 'America First' and appealed for 'peace without victory.' But on April 2, 1917 he asked Congress for a declaration of war. The impact on American foreign policy was profound.
The entire concept of nuclear deterrence depends on the assumption that everything will always work perfectly.
We could be exploring the oceans of Jupiter's and Saturn's icy moons in a couple of decades. Here's what we need to work out.
The key battleground of South Australia has been inundated during the campaign with regular visits from both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.
Australia's new submarine fleet will be designed for a range of different missions in our challenging maritime environment.
The decision on who would build Australia’s next generation of submarines carried just as much anticipation in Japan as it did in Australia.
Submarines possess a number of unique capabilities that make them ideal to protect Australia's interests.
The future of senator Robert Simms, one of the freshest faces in the Greens team, may hang on whether he is first or second on his party's ticket.
Like oil and water, party politics and good defence policy are presumed not to mix. And the process to buy Australia's next fleet of submarines has been all about party politics.
Industry and research spillovers could generate a benefit well in advance of the net cost of the submarine project.
The French have defeated German and Japanese bids to win the $50 billion contract to build Australia's 12 new submarines, which will be constructed in Adelaide.
The Conversation’s experts respond to key aspects of the announcement that French company DCNS will be build Australia's next fleet of submarines.
There were significant differences between the three submarines on offer in the competitive evaluation process. Here's what made the French sub stand out.
While the nation moves into unofficial election mode, Malcolm Turnbull is quick to emphasise he is still in a governing phase.
The principal consequence of Australia's inevitable but little-debated decision to acquire submarines is to contribute to a rapidly escalating regional arms race.
Malcolm Turnbull will visit China this week in his first time there as prime minister. The two-day trip, including visits to Shanghai and Beijing, will juggle trade and political issues.
Autonomous submarines might do for naval warfare what drones are doing for air warfare. So should Australia consider autonomous subs as a replacement for the Collins class?
Australia's security bears no relation to whether we meet the target of raising defence spending to 2% of GDP.
The defence white paper is silent on where Australia's new fleet of 12 submarines will be acquired.