Wars often arrive unexpectedly, and their nature and scope are rarely understood before they start. This paper aims to provide a structured way of thinking about mobilisation policymaking and planning that takes this inherent uncertainty into account.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop claims the government of the day has the ultimate responsibility for making decisions involving Australia's military.
In a world facing new and shifting sources of conflict, including disinformation and polarizing rhetoric around conflict, this ICRC survey explores the attitudes of over than 16,000 millennials in 16 countries and territories - roughly half in peace, and half experiencing conflict.
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) interrogated disaster risk reduction financing, policy and programming to understand the role of conflict, fragility and violence in disaster risk. The review of over 50 years of research shows how conflicts are deeply embedded in societies and can exacerbate vulnerability...
This paper argues that since the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, it is increasingly recognized that addressing internal displacement requires close collaboration between humanitarian and development actors, and, depending on the circumstances, between disaster risk reduction (DRR) and peace-building actors.
This paper argues that as competition with China intensifies, future unmanned warfare can address key strategic and anti-access challenges for the United States, Australia and like-minded partners in the Indo-Pacific.
This paper argues that any war between India and Pakistan would be very detrimental to both countries.
The fourth industrial revolution involves the continuous and cyclical flow of information and actions between the physical and digital worlds. This revolution can potentially create a hyper-connected defence-industry-research-academia ecosystem able to continually innovate.
This paper argues that the United States should pursue an exit strategy that is based on realistic timelines, supports a viable peace process that achieves a legitimate, representative Afghan government, seeks to protect the political and social gains made over almost 20 years, and provides...
This Centre of Gravity discussion paper examines military expenses funding, arguing for direct war taxes and conscription or systems of national service.