Defending Indonesia

As Indonesia’s regional profile and economy continue to grow there has been a clear emphasis on developing and modernising its defence forces to meet a new era of challenges. In March 2013, Indonesia’s Minister for Defence, Dr Purnomo Yusgiantoro, talked with Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe on a range of matters that emphasized the nature of the regional […]

The Politics of the Two Ocean Navy

The Two Ocean Navy policy of 1987 is arguably the boldest shift in force posture Australia has made since the Second World War. In a rare and exclusive insight into how this came into being, Security analyst Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe interviewed Kim Beazley, the policy’s chief architect. He went on to discuss why the policy was […]