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Ashley Townshend

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What is the AUKUS partnership?

This explainer article looks at the recently formed AUKUS defence partnership and examines what the relationship entails.
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Correcting the course: how the Biden Administration should compete for influence in the Indo-Pacific

This paper argues that countries in the Indo-Pacific region are looking to the Biden Administration to finally deliver on the Indo-Pacific 'pivot' that Washington has been promising for a decade.
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State of the United States: an evolving alliance agenda

With the Biden Administration in Washington committed to both the Indo-Pacific and the value of alliances — and 2021 marking the 70th anniversary of the ANZUS Treaty — this publication advances an agenda for the U.S/Australia alliance at this critical time.
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Red book, Blue book: an Australian guide to the next US administration

This publication is designed in two sections: Blue Book — what to expect in a Biden administration and Red Book — what to expect in a second term of the Trump administration. Each section is designed to give a robust guide to the major policies...
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Bolstering resilience in the Indo-Pacific: policy options for AUSMIN after COVID-19

The United States Studies Centre has assembled a list of ten policy recommendations for the upcoming Australia–US Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) meeting. Drawing on the expertise of our researchers, including from their published and ongoing research projects, these recommendations combine analytical judgements with new policy thinking...