India is presently investing in a sustained program of military modernisation. Some $40bn was earmarked for defence in the budget for 2012–13, with a significant proportion to be spent on new weapons.
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Below is the first instalment of my interview series with renowned US foreign policy analyst Walter Russell Mead, Editor-at-Large for The American Interest and author of Special Providence and God and Gold.
Chinese strategic thinkers, who previously did not pay much attention to far-off Australia, now want to know more about the ‘Darwin decision’.
Talks on an ASEAN-China code of conduct in the South China Sea were not the only thing to run aground in that contested body of water last week.
As the arrival next year of Tony Abbott’s government looms ever closer, it is illuminating to have a de facto election manifesto.
For decades now, Australia has managed to remain the dominant military power south of China and east of India without provoking any major Indonesian response.