With heightened superpower tensions, war in Europe and new military alliances forming, New Zealand’s defence review must set the right course in a dangerous world.
The evidence presented and initial findings show how important the royal commission is.
Careful diplomacy rather than uncritical alliances will help steer a course through Australia’s foreign policy challenges.
Ending maritime patrols in waters near China may be a necessary compromise with Beijing’s rising power.
Word from The Hill: Parliamentary ‘newbies’ inspect their workplace, with some complaints
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with Peter Browne from the politics + society team
Australians are becoming more fearful in an insecure world, and want to see the country armed up, favouring more defence spending and the planned acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines.
The secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Kathryn Campbell, has been replaced in a shake-up of federal departmental heads announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
If an interim capability is employed, there’s no consensus regarding what it would look like.
Defence minister Richard Marles’ historic trip sheds some light on the new government’s approach to national security matters.
Opposition leader Peter Dutton and Nationals leader David Littleproud announce the Coalition’s shadow ministry
Anthony Albanese has switched Tanya Plibersek from education to environment and promoted Clare O'Neil into the plum home affairs ministry in a 23-member cabinet that contains a record 10 women.
At this week’s meetings, Japan and India will be looking for signs that Australia is serious about Asia. The US will be reviewing its expectations about its AUKUS partner.
The Coalition’s track record was mostly positive until the AUKUS announcement.
Anti-satellite weapons could fill Earth’s orbit with space junk and make it unusable for military and civilian purposes
Canada’s F-35 flip-flop amid the Ukraine war underscores the need for a far-reaching, comprehensive review of the defence, security, diplomatic and development issues facing the country.
While there has been a big spend on cyber capabilities, many other aspects of defence and security have been neglected. The budget highlights the lack of a comprehensive national security policy.
The sanctions are likely to last beyond the current conflict. This may end up bringing about a solution to Africa’s desire to produce its own military hardware for its own use.
The future of Australia’s space efforts will hinge on coordination between defence, industry and universities.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Canberra
Scott Morrison on Monday will unveil a plan for a new submarine base to be built on the east coast to support Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines.