Mark Thomson

First Name: Mark
Last Name: Thomson
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31 October 2016

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute was established to provide an alternate source of advice on defence and strategic policy. The articles in this paper reflect on its first fifteen years....

19 May 2016

This report gives interested readers greater access to the complex workings of the Defence budget and promotes informed debate on Defence budget issues.

13 July 2015

This paper reviews the past performance of Australian naval shipbuilding, describes the pros and cons of a rolling production model, and unpicks the issues that the government will have to take...

21 May 2015

This collection identifies significant challenges ahead for Defence if the reforms proposed by the First Principles Review are to succeed.

23 April 2015

The recently released report of the First Principles Review of Defence is set to reshape the Defence enterprise over the next few years. This report explains the review’s recommendations and...

17 December 2014

This is the first publication from a continuing, open-source study of the coalition campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

25 June 2014

This paper describes some of the approaches that could be taken to replace Australia's Collins class submarines and outlines their pros and cons.

29 May 2014

Defending Australia costs $80,281,391.78 per day, finds this report which about the complex workings of the Defence Budget.