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’.
We are in danger of drawing the wrong conclusions from the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Syria.
Early in 2010, Afghan President Hamid Karzai was sitting in Kabul with some diplomats who had served in Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
by Graeme Dobell Before the political firestorm consumes every ounce of oxygen in Canberra, let’s consider Kevin Rudd’s foreign policy performance. As Foreign Minister, his work rate was prodigious. The ambition nearly as high. The self-confidence and the sense of conviction never flagged. The intensity was undoubted; only the ultimate intent was regularly questioned. This was […]
THE US-led International Security Assistance Force has set a deadline to conclude the campaign in Afghanistan.
By now you’ve probably read that retiring US Defense Secretary Robert Gates had some stern words for European NATO members late last week.
Lord Palmerston said nearly 200 years ago that countries have no eternal allies or perpetual enemies, only eternal and perpetual interests.