Stephan Fruhling

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5 Oct 2017

This paper argues that plans for a Sovereign Defence Industry must not be a catch-all list of defence industry we want to maintain for a variety of legitimate reasons, but should comprise that industry support required in country for defending Australia in the most challenging...


6 Dec 2016


Established in 1993, the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) is the premier Track Two organization in the Asia Pacific region and counterpart to the Track One processes dealing with security issues, namely, the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the...


4 Dec 2014

Australia, the US and other regional allies today face a rapidly changing strategic environment in the Indo-Pacific.


The US–Australia alliance is the bedrock of Australia’s defence policy. Successive governments have looked to the alliance for access to military technology, intelligence and...

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5 Jul 2013


The 2013 Defence White Paper places greater emphasis than its predecessors on defence engagement, and begins to link regional security to the defence of Australia itself. It does not explain, however, what Australia has to do to achieve its objectives, or what...

Discussion paper

29 Apr 2012

This paper examines the historic and present challenges in Australia in developing national security strategy. It begins by defining what is meant by national security strategy, and how it relates to national security policy.

It examines the 1968 and 1971 Strategic Basis papers that...

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