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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Jul 6, 2023

In this episode of the Defence Connect podcast, host Steve Kuper is joined by Dr Ross Babbage, CEO of Strategic Forum and senior non-resident fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
  • The pair discuss Dr Babbage’s background working as a senior policymaker and public servant in Australia through to his role working to reform Australian defence industry and the launch of his new book.
  • They then discuss the reasoning behind the writing of Dr Babbage’s new book, The Next Major War, which takes a detailed look at the economic, industrial and strategic challenges facing the United States, Australia and the broader Western alliance network as they seek to respond to increased Chinese aggression.
  • They also discuss the domestic challenges facing an expansion of Australia’s own industrial capacity and how it can better support and benefit from the global realignment.
  • Finally, the pair discuss how to engage the Australian public, in particular young Australians, to help them understand the challenges facing the nation and the opportunities presented if we act now.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team