China didn't feature explicitly in Scott Morrison's speech, but the dramatic growth in its military capabilities was a clear reason for the surge in defence spending.
The relationship between the country's security forces and the civilian population has always been uneasy.
China has embarked on ambitious reforms to modernise the People's Liberation Army to be able to defeat the US in a potential conflict. But many challenges remain.
Military support for coronavirus responses must remain subordinate to public health expertise – and learn from previous epidemics.
While 'good drones' have been valuable in this pandemic, using drones to embed new systems of surveillance could be a dangerous and slippery slope.
The 2020 census will now count some groups differently than it has in the past. That could make a difference in the final count – affecting which states receive funding and congressional seats.
Set in the army during apartheid, the South African film Moffie is a masterpiece. Oliver Hermanus, a black filmmaker, explores how toxic white masculinity breeds racism and homophobia.
The US is taking an untraditional approach in its peace talks with the Taliban. The new deal does not contain many of the elements that are typically key to a successful peace negotiation.
We do a disservice to survivors of major tragedies when we call them "heroes." Instead, we should change our policies and attitudes to help them truly survive the disaster.
The military should take more care when hiring new staff if we are to prevent atrocities in wars.
Indonesia's response to China's 2016 incursion into its exclusive economic zone was short-lived. And again, it's sending mixed signals in the Natuna sea dispute.
Trump's recent comments echo a troubled history of the use of dogs against people of color, as well as pejorative depictions of people of color as animals.
It's time veterans were given the support they need to transition back to civilian life.
The Trump administration is demanding that Japan and South Korea pay more for hosting U.S. troops.
Recent events in Bolivia represent both a military coup d'état and a moment of mass protest.
Drones are now an integral part of defence force capability, from intelligence gathering to unmanned theatre engagement. But what happens if our own technology is turned against us?
Data show that the US intervenes more in other countries' affairs than it did in the past. It also currently hires fewer career professionals for ambassadorial or foreign affairs positions.
New research suggests the partners of UK military personnel may experience greater levels of depression and binge-drinking compared to women in the general population.
For children born in the shadows of overseas US military bases to local women, their citizenship status has long been contested.
‘Dual use’ technology – technology used for both peaceful and military purposes – is allowed in Antarctica, according to the treaty.