Australia to bolster defence ties with India, South Korea
13 September 2021
by Gabriel Dominguez
Australia has agreed to enhance defence and security co-operation with South Korea and India as part of a diplomatic push by Canberra to advance relationships with ‘close friends and strategic partners' in the Indo-Pacific region amid concerns about China's growing assertiveness in the region.
In the final leg of their three-country Asian tour for ‘2+2' meetings with their counterparts in India, Indonesia, and South Korea, Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton and Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne met in Seoul with their South Korean counterparts Suh Wook and Chung Eui-yong.
Washington to review export policies for Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Cyprus
17 September 2021
by Charles Forrester
The US is ramping up export controls on Ethiopia and Eritrea in response to recent clashes between the two countries (Getty Images)
The US Department of State is preparing to add Ethiopia and Eritrea to its list of countries with a policy of denial for the transfer of military equipment under Section 126.1 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), while extending its waiver for Cyprus, Janes has learnt.
The updated policy toward Ethiopia and Eritrea came as a result of the recent conflict in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia.
DSEI 2021: UK Defence Secretary tries to calm rift with France over Australian submarine deal
17 September 2021
by Tim Ripley
UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has moved to calm a war of words with the French government over Australia's ditching of a deal to build conventionally powered submarines with French assistance in favour of nuclear-powered submarines based on UK and US technology.
Operational commanders are reorganising how the UK Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) conducts overseas missions in the era of great-power competition.
Speaking at the DSEI exhibition in London on 15 September, UK Chief of Joint Operations (CJO) Vice Admiral Ben Key said overseas operational commanders would have more delegated authority to react quicker in fast-moving crises.
In this episode we speak to Adam Hadley on understanding and countering terrorist use of the internet.
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