Summary

Williamson Murray and Mark Grimsley explain strategy as a 'process of constant adaption to shifting conditions and circumstances in the world where chance, uncertainty, and ambiguity dominate. Moreover, it is a world in which the actions, intentions, and purposes of other participants remain shadowy and indistinct, taxing the wisdom and intuition of the canniest policymaker.' Strategy involves 'human passions, values, and beliefs...' In such a world Carl von Clausewitz suggests that a strategy must always fall short in the face of such complexities. Influences are those 'levers' that shape or have an effect on strategic objectives such as economics drivers, proximity to potential adversaries, ideology, culture, history and preconceptions'. The Runway will focus specifically on our near region.


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Strategic Influences

Exmouth Base Needed to Plug Naval Gap Between Perth and Darwin

Operations in Australia’s N-NW require infrastructure improvements. These improvements would provide social and economic benefits to viable remote townships and also act to extend the ADF's reach in the area.
PME Level 2
784
Strategic Influences

RCEP will redraw the economic and strategic map of the Indo-Pacific

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RECP) that includes China could have significant strategic implications for our region.
PME Level 4
780
Strategic Influences

Covid-19: Defence Industry and Events Update, Technology Responses 3/3

Lower fiscal returns in the first quarter of 2020 for defence industry exposes geopolitical vulnerablilites.
PME Level All levels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bJFrCgtWWo&t=20sVideo
779
Strategic Influences

Intel Briefing: Covid-19 Impact Update 2/3

The industry sector degrades, impacts are felt via shutdowns, program delays, and uncertainty. Malign actors and opportunists seek to exploit disruptions by breaching mobile networks, and offering medical aid to strengthen diplomatic ties.
PME Level All levels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD-hjts4rZE&t=131sVideo
766
Strategic Influences

The Cost of Defence 2020-21 Part 1: ASPI 2020 Defence Strategic Update brief

According to the recent Defence Strategic Update 2020, despite Covid-19 limitations, the Australian government plans to grow the defence budget by 87.4% over the coming decade.
PME Level 3
741
Strategic Influences

Amid Escalating Tension With China, Australia and India Strengthen Partnership

Australia wants a stronger relationship with India which could produce greater security, diplomatic and trade cooperation.
PME Level 3
737
Strategic Influences

Employing National Power Levers to Balance Great Power Competition in the Region

Defence experts discuss national power levers and their application in our region.
PME Level 4
Conversations on The Runway
706
Strategic Influences

Intel Briefing: Covid-19 Impact on the Defence & Military Sector 1/3

The second and third order effects of Covid-19 on delivering defence capability include long term effects on budgets, exercise and operational planning, and logistics.
PME Level All levels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr1frKwASpMVideo
635
Strategic Influences

China’s Bid for Maritime Primacy in an Era of Total Competition

The US strategic superiority over China is being challenged by total competition measures.
PME Level 4
11
Strategic Influences

New Rules of War

The future adversary may not be another nation state.
PME Level 3
https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/big-ideas-abc-rn/id164330831?i=1000435213211Podcast

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