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    Can NATO Be Saved From Strategic Obscurity?

    NATO has been trying to reinvent itself for years now. So, is it finally ready to operate in a world of multi-domain violence and warfare? We still have to wait and see, says Paul Ingram. However, the Wales Summit and the appointment of a new secretary general are providing the Alliance with at least the veneer of new-found self-confidence. More

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    The United Kingdom and Europe: Should it Come or Go?

    Will the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union also lead to its gradual decline on the world stage? Not necessarily, says Tim Oliver. If anything, Brussels runs the risk of losing a member-state that could be Europe’s dominant power by 2050. More

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    Time to Start Thinking About Land-Based Anti-Ship Missiles

    Should the United States and Australia respond in kind to China’s growing array of land-based anti-ship missile systems? Jan Gleiman and Harry White believe so. As they see it, any military capability that enhances Washington and Canberra’s position in Asia warrants serious consideration. More

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    Robotics on the Battlefield Part II

    Will the growing reliance on semi- or fully autonomous weapon systems actually lead to ‘bloodless’ wars? Paul Scharre doesn’t think so. Battlefield automation, however, will enhance opposing forces’ standoff capabilities, survivability and lethality (at least against other machines). More

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    Griffith Asia Institute (GAI)

    Our featured partner this week is Griffith University's Asia Institute, which is located in Brisbane, Australia. More


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30 Oct 2014 Security Watch

Can NATO Be Saved From Strategic Obscurity?

NATO has been trying to reinvent itself for years now. So, is it finally ready to operate in a world of multi-domain violence and warfare? We still have to wait and see, says Paul Ingram. However, the Wales Summit and the appointment of a new secretary general are providing the Alliance with at least the veneer of new-found self-confidence. More on «Can NATO Be Saved From Strategic Obscurity?»


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30 Oct 2014 Security Watch

The United Kingdom and Europe: Should it Come or Go?

Will the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union also lead to its gradual decline on the world stage? Not necessarily, says Tim Oliver. If anything, Brussels runs the risk of losing a member-state that could be Europe’s dominant power by 2050. More on «The United Kingdom and Europe: Should it Come or Go?»


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30 Oct 2014ISN Blog

Time to Start Thinking About Land-Based Anti-Ship Missiles

Should the United States and Australia respond in kind to China’s growing array of land-based anti-ship missile systems? Jan Gleiman and Harry White believe so. As they see it, any military capability that enhances Washington and Canberra’s position in Asia warrants serious consideration. More on «Time to Start Thinking About Land-Based Anti-Ship Missiles »


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Oct 2014 Publications

Robotics on the Battlefield Part II

Will the growing reliance on semi- or fully autonomous weapon systems actually lead to ‘bloodless’ wars? Paul Scharre doesn’t think so. Battlefield automation, however, will enhance opposing forces’ standoff capabilities, survivability and lethality (at least against other machines). More on «Robotics on the Battlefield Part II»


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Griffith Asia Institute (GAI)

The Griffith Asia Institute performs interdisciplinary research on economic, socio-political and cultural developments in the Asia-Pacific region. More on «Griffith Asia Institute (GAI)»