• Benjamin Scherer proposes a more active Australian role in building Southeast Asian capacity to resist Beijing's actions in the South China Sea.
  • A grainy image has leaked that purports to show a demonstrator for Tokyo's next generation fighter, the ATD-X. 
  • Wayne McLean takes a look at the cost-benefit of unmanned systems.
  • JM Berger argues that in declaring the caliphate, ISIS is demonstrating an appetite for risk. A key quote: 'Above all else, it is clear that ISIS is an adrenaline addict. If the group survives, it may be emboldened to take even greater risks in the future, and our strategy needs to be informed by that understanding.'
  • Codehesive has produced a powerful infographic illustrating the composition and pacing of Commonwealth deaths during the First World War.
  • James Holmes takes another look at the role of submarines in modern naval strategy.
  • Russia has lost contact with another missile detection satellite, further compromising its strategic early warning system.
  • Finally, here's an amazing demonstration of pilot skill: after the forward landing gear on a US Marine Corps Harrier failed, the pilot was forced to land on a stool.