Person

Mark Thomson

Report

New Zealand, Australia and the ANZUS alliance: interests, identity and strategy

With the strategic balance teetering in the Asia–Pacific, a more cold-hearted assessment of the Australia – New Zealand alliance is needed.
Briefing paper

The Cost of Defence: ASPI Defence Budget Brief 2017-2018

This report gives interested readers greater access to the complex workings of the Defence Budget and promotes informed debate on Defence budget issues.
Report

ASPI at 15

Overview ASPI was registered as a wholly government-owned company on 22 August 2001, but it was several years earlier when Ian McLachlan, the first Defence Minister of the Howard government, saw the need to establish an institute to provide an alternate source of advice on...
Report

Agenda for change 2016: strategic choices for the next government

Overview The defence of Australia's interests is a core business of federal governments. Regardless of who wins the election on July 2, the incoming government will have to grapple with a wide range of security issues. This report provides a range of perspectives on selected...
Report

The cost of Defence: ASPI Defence budget brief 2016-2017

This report gives interested readers greater access to the complex workings of the Defence budget and promotes informed debate on Defence budget issues. Introduction And so it begins. Not with a bang but with a whimper. Despite the fanfare accompanying the release of the 2016...