'An incomplete project': Australians' views of the US alliance
The alliance with the United States remains the single most important element in Australia’s approach to managing strategic change in the Indo-Pacific. The authors of this report argue that as Australia adapts to an altered security landscape, it is more important than ever to look...
Escalating cooperation: nuclear deterrence and the U.S-Australia alliance
While few Australian policymakers have engaged with nuclear strategy in recent decades, this paper suggests that there is a growing realisation amongst the country’s foreign affairs and defence community that nuclear deterrence will become more relevant for Australian defence policy.
Sovereign Defence Industry capabilities, independent operations and the future of Australian defence strategy
This paper argues that plans for a Sovereign Defence Industry must not be a catch-all list of defence industry we want to maintain for a variety of legitimate reasons, but should comprise that industry support required in country for defending Australia in the most challenging...
Preserving the knowledge edge: surveillance cooperation and the US–Australia alliance in Asia
Australia, the US and other regional allies today face a rapidly changing strategic environment in the Indo-Pacific. Overview The US–Australia alliance is the bedrock of Australia’s defence policy. Successive governments have looked to the alliance for access to military technology, intelligence and training, as well...
Ghosts of papers past: the strategic basis papers and Australian national security strategy in the twenty-first century
This paper examines the historic and present challenges in Australia in developing national security strategy. It begins by defining what is meant by national security strategy, and how it relates to national security policy. It examines the 1968 and 1971 Strategic Basis papers that began...